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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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Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, is a problem that over 35 million people in the United States battle with each spring. For people with allergies, the body’s immune system identifies the allergen, most commonly pollen or mold, as an invader to the body’s system. In reaction to the invasion, the body produces antibodies, which […]

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Spring break is around the corner, so if you have been considering laser hair removal, you will want to start treatment now. If you have had a laser hair removal consultation, you have likely heard that you should avoid the sun’s rays before the treatment. But what about after? Is it safe to have laser […]

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If you are one of the millions of people that suffer from chronic sinusitis, you have likely tried dozens of medications to bring you relief. You are not alone, and if you are tired of the uncomfortable pressure and pain caused by reoccurring sinus problems, balloon sinuplasty may be the solution you have been looking […]

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If you are looking for a non-surgical solution to facial wrinkles, and are tired of spending money on creams and cosmetics that have little or no effect, then Botox may be for you. The FDA approved Botox in 2002 for the treatment of the frown lines between the eyebrows, or glabellar lines, and over 11.8 […]

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