Month: March 2014

Seasonal allergies are caused by outdoor allergens, such as pollen, mold and grass. If you suffer from a spring full of sniffling and sneezing, there are a few tips that can help reduce your exposure, and symptoms, to seasonal allergens. Keep your windows closed as much as possible, and use an air conditioner, which keeps […]

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No one wants to feel jealous.  Jealousy hurts.  But why do so many of us find ourselves stuck in it? One reason may be that we are trying to get free of it in the wrong way. The first thing to understand about jealousy is that if you suffer from it, it has absolutely nothing […]

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The FDA recently approved Over-The-Counter (OTC) use of a previously prescription-only class of nasal spray medications called intranasal glucocorticoids, sometimes known as steroid nasal sprays.  These types of nasal spray medications are very effective for allergic nose symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, nasal itching and sneezing.  They  work by inhibiting allergic inflammation on […]

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Your hearing is an important factor in your day-to-day quality of life. Hearing loss may be difficult to recognize in its early stages, but progressively worsens over time. If you have noticed a change in your hearing, you are not alone. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America: One in three people over the […]

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Research presented at the International Stroke Conference 2014 show that people who had strokes that affected their brain stems have a much higher likelihood of developing obstructive sleep apnea than those who had strokes that affected other parts of the brain. The research team from the University of Michigan looked at the medical records of […]

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With the weather fluctuating between freezing nights and 70 degree days, its no wonder so many of us are dealing with what seems like a never-ending case of the sniffles this month. As you go through your third box of tissues for the week, you might be asking yourself if it is time to head […]

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We usually think of breathing as a source of physical life, and it certainly is that.  But breathing can also impact our emotional life in a positive way. Taking long, slow, full breaths is a way of calming down and lightening up.  You will notice that when you feel anxious your breathing becomes rapid and […]

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In children, asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness. It is estimated that as much as 12 percent of children in the United States have asthma, and the numbers are steadily increasing each year. Experts suggest many causes for the rise in childhood asthma, including the decrease in mothers breastfeeding their infants, less exposure […]

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Rush immunotherapy is a treatment option for a wide variety of allergies that involves the administration of allergen injections over an accelerated period of time. Traditionally, immunotherapy required injections weekly or twice each week over a six to eight month period. Over time, the dose was increased to desensitize the patient from allergen. Rush immunotherapy […]

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We are often asked by patients if there is anything they can do in regards to their diet to help reduce or eliminate the symptoms and long-term health risks of sleep apnea. While there is no magic diet to fix the problem, there are some healthy changes you can make to your diet that certainly […]

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