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A recent study conducted by Henry Ford Hospital in Detriot shows that an ingredient in red grapes and red wine may help prevent and improve hearing loss. The ingredient, resveratrol, has previously been found to help protect the heart from cardiovascular diseases. “Our latest study focuses on resveratrol and its effect on the body’s response […]

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The lungs have historically been thought to be sterile, but researchers have found that even healthy lungs have fungi. An interesting new research study finds that some species of fungi are far more common in the lungs of asthma sufferers. Researchers hope that the discovery of fungal particles will help them understand how to treat […]

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You may think that your snoring is harmless, or that your spouse’s snoring is just mildly annoying. If so, think again. Researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have found that snoring puts you at a greater risk of future health problems than those that are obese, smoke or have high cholesterol. The good […]

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Despite the fact that cold and flu season isn’t over yet, we are already seeing the first signs of springtime allergies. While our friends in the more northern states are still battling snowstorms, here in Atlanta we have hardwoods such as maple, oak, elm and birch beginning to shed pollen and trigger seasonal allergies. It […]

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With spring around the corner, you might suspect that cold and flu season has faded away. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Common colds, the flu, strep throat, bacterial infections and RSV are still running wild in Atlanta this February and March. Common Colds A virus that is passed from person to person causes the common […]

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The Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine will have it’s annual meeting in San Francisco today, and one of the topics is the increased likelihood of cardiac dysfunction in women who have obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing while sleeping that can last up to 30 seconds. It has been known for some […]

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You likely hear about the pollen count on the morning news. Pollens from trees, weeds and grass become airborn, causing allergic reactions that can range from sniffling and sneezing to difficulty breathing. The pollen count is the measure of the amount of pollen found in the air, and can be a great indicator for those […]

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Few people think of snoring as anything more than an annoyance, however snoring with interrupted periods of breathing, known as sleep apnea, can be life threatening. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to cardiovascular problems that include heart attack and stroke. Today, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, and strokes […]

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A recent survey by the CDC in Atlanta has uncovered some startling statistics: 1 in 24 drivers admit to falling asleep while driving. That’s four percent of adult drivers, having nodded off behind the wheel, and earlier studies have shown this number may be quite higher. While the study shows that dosing while driving is […]

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Spring is around the corner, which means the start of the dreaded pollen season. Seasonal allergies cause swelling in the tissue of the sinuses, which can restrict airflow and making it difficult to breathe. When the sinus openings are blocked, they become the perfect breeding ground for the bacteria that causes sinus infections. In the […]

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