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Did you know that more people are sent to the hospital for ear swabbing injuries than razor blade related injuries? “For the most part, swabs merely condense and impact the earwax further into the ear canal, where it can cause pain, pressure, and temporarily poor hearing,” said a writer for Real Clear Science. “There’s no […]

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Children who are exposed to the chemical Bisphenol A are at a higher risk for asthma than children who are not, according to a new study published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. If you’ve never heard of Bisphenol A (also known as BPA), you may need to think again!  BPA is used in […]

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Sleep apnea is one of those rare conditions that is massively misunderstood by the general public, which makes it hard to convince people that they genuinely suffer from it. For example, many are under the impression that the primary danger of sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing, and that sufferers will literally suffocate to […]

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When you think of the causes of sinus infections, you probably think of a virus or bacteria. Though not as common as viral and bacterial sinus infections, fungus can also be behind the pain and pressure of chronic sinusitis. Fungi are found both outdoors and indoors. When we breathe in, we take fungi spores into […]

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House Bill 74 is one many Atlanta parents are hoping gets approved quickly, as it would require private insurance companies to pay for children’s hearing aids. The bill has support from both parties, and under normal circumstances, would likely be approved by now. Instead, a bill from two years ago has House Bill 74 stuck […]

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It sounds like every kid’s dream come true, but the idea of being allergic to school may not be as far fetched as it sounds. Many parents are finding that their children’s concentration at school is waning not because of boredom or ADHD, but because of allergies that are triggered in the classroom or on […]

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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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