Month: August 2014

Snoring is a surprisingly common issue which couples have to deal on a regular basis. Whether it’s elbowing your partner and saying, “Roll over; you are snoring in my ear,” or suffering with repeated partial waking throughout the night, snoring can put a serious burden on both the person snoring and his or her partner. […]

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Food allergies are becoming more and more common and problematic with each passing year. A recent study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has come to light which reveals that kids who live in urban areas tend to be more prone to food allergies than other kids. Allergies on the Rise The National Institutes of Health […]

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Sleep apnea can be a disturbing disorder, which can even result in death. High blood pressure leads to multiple health problems, not the least of which is heart and circulatory conditions requiring careful medication and monitoring lest they, too, lead to death. But what do sleep apnea and blood pressure have in common? More than […]

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When it comes to testing for and monitoring of obstructive sleep apnea, portable sleep monitors are an excellent means of avoiding difficult overnight stays in sleep labs. Testing in sleep labs can cause problems due to non-ideal conditions, and consequently can create non-ideal results in testing. New guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine […]

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Sinus trouble is painful and annoying to say the least. Pressure builds up in your face and your nose feels like it is filled with concrete! Most people suffer through this at least once or twice in their life but some experience this type of pain over and over again with little or no relief. […]

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Sinus surgery has come a long way in the past decade!  What used to involve immense amounts of pain and nasal packing can now be performed as an outpatient and same day surgery, with minimal to no pain. Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed by inserting a small telescope into the nose, which makes it less […]

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that causes a person’s airways to become obstructed, often requiring interruption of sleep in order to regain normal breathing. A person can have as many as thirty of these obstruction events an hour, restricting blood flow and causing a buildup of carbon dioxide. Around 18 million Americans have […]

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Flonase (fluticasone) is one of the most popular prescription allergy medications on the market today. A steroid nasal spray, Flonase prevents the release of inflammatory substances in the body that cause allergic reactions. It is used to treat varied symptoms including nasal congestion, runny noses, and sneezing, and can be used in adults or children […]

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A new, anonymous survey was conducted jointly by the Entellus Medical firm and SinusSurgeryOptions.com that determined that sinusitis can have a significant negative impact on quality of life. Sinusitis refers to the inflammation of the nasal passages. This condition is usually caused by an infection, but it can also be the result of allergies, autoimmune […]

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Making a list of back to school purchases is something most parents do. Parents of children with allergies should be making another list as well. Preparation both at home and at the school can help to prevent children accidently being exposed to foods that will cause a reaction. In the unlikely event of an allergic […]

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