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1 month ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Medication After Your Surgery

It is common to experience pain after surgery. Part of preparing for surgery is knowing what to expect after the procedure. To manage pain and provide comfort, there are a few options your doctor might suggest. Pain Relievers For some patients, medications, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen are enough to make them comfortable. However, for Read More

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2 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Managing GERD Symptoms

Acid reflux is often regarded as a disorder of the digestive tract. However, severe forms of reflux, known as GERD, are often treated by ears, nose, and throat doctors. In fact, GERD common afflicts structures within the throat more severely than it does structures in the digestive tract. What is GERD? GERD stands for Gastroesophageal Read More

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3 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Signs of a Concussion in Children

Younger children who experience some type of head trauma are often unable to verbalize symptoms in the same way as older children and adults can. For concussions affecting younger children, including infants and toddlers, it’s important to look for non-verbal signs and symptoms. The most noticeable of these symptoms is the appearance of being “out Read More

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4 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Undescended Testicles in Newborn Boys

During the last few months of pregnancy, the testicles of soon-to-be-born males normally move lover into the abdomen and down to the pouch just below the penis, known as the scrotum. In some cases, one or both testicles will fail to move into place in the scrotum. When this happens, it’s referred to as an Read More

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5 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Minimally Invasive Hemorrhoid Treatment

Hemorrhoids are a very common condition in which the veins in the anus become swollen. Thankfully, this swelling is not dangerous, but it can cause many frightening, embarrassing and uncomfortable symptoms. Hemorrhoids can occur internally or externally. Rubber band ligation — also known as “hemorrhoid banding” — is one of several options available for the Read More

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6 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

4 Types of Sinus Surgery

Anything that blocks any of the sinus cavities can contribute to respiratory problems, facial pain, distracting sinus headaches, and other issues that can affect quality of life. If drainage pathways are being blocked by structural abnormalities, swollen or damaged tissue, problems with mucous membranes, nasal polyps, or tumors, surgery may be recommended. Severe symptoms related Read More

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7 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Stick to Your Routine by Exercising in a Group

Have you ever tried to start an exercise program, but found that you gave up too quickly because it’s simply hard to get yourself out the door to the gym? You may benefit from working out in a group instead of by yourself. Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University reviewed 18 previous studies that involved adults Read More

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9 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Get the Facts About Salivary Gland Tumors

Salivary gland cancers originate in the salivary glands. These glands are present in three major pairs and they are found below the jaw. There are smaller ones inside the cheeks and lips, in the throat and in the mouth. When tumors develop in these glands, they are usually in the parotid gland. In fact, about Read More

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9 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Dementia Risk Lowered By Support System

According to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, visiting elderly friends and family members can improve their health. In fact, elderly people with a strong support system appear to be less likely to develop dementia. On the other hand, elderly people who are surrounded by negativity can actually suffer from an Read More

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10 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

New Year’s Resolutions & Cancer Risk

If your New Year’s resolutions involve any kind of healthy lifestyle adjustments, you may find that the benefits are more long-term than more energy or a slimmer waistline. According to a new study performed by researchers at Cardiff University, taking on healthy changes (and sticking to them) can lower your risk of developing cancer in Read More

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12 months ago Posted in: Be Healthy

How Healthy Living Affects MS

You’ve likely heard the expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And for patients who are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), that expression may have some truth to it. New research has emerged that shows that a diet full of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains—and with few added sugars and processed and red Read More

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1 year ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Recommendations for Pediatric Throat Surgery

Throat illnesses and conditions can afflict patients of any age. However, children are often at a greater risk of certain throat diseases because of their immature immune systems and also exposure to germs at school, camp, and other public places. When home and over-the-counter remedies have little to no impact on helping your child heal Read More

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1 year ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Surgical Spine Pain Options

Spine pain can go from being a minor inconvenience to a constant disruption to your daily life. If you’ve reached a point where pain medications, physical therapy exercises, modification of activities, chiropractic manipulations, and other non-surgical treatments no longer provide sufficient relief, you may benefit from laser spine surgery. Typically performed with minimally invasive surgical Read More

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1 year ago Posted in: Be Healthy

What to Avoid in the Waiting Room

When you take your child to the doctor, you likely notice the toys, books, and stuffed animals that are made available to make the waiting room time pass more easily. However, a reminder from the American Academy of Pediatrics indicates that you may want to consider avoiding these items or bringing toys and books from Read More

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1 year ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Secondhand Smoke Dangers & Protection

Many smokers—and non-smokers who are exposed to those smoking nearby—do not understand the true dangers of secondhand smoke. Understanding the types of secondhand smoke and potential negative effects can help both smokers and non-smokers mitigate risks. Dangers of Secondhand Smoke Secondhand smoke can contribute to health problems such as lung cancer, heart disease, and breathing Read More

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1 year ago Posted in: Be Healthy

Benefits of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Medical technology has transformed the manner in which doctors can now treat and perform head and brain surgery. They no longer are relegated to using invasive and painful means to treat patients for a variety of skull, sinus, or neurological conditions. Decide if endoscopic skull base surgery may be right for you and what benefits Read More

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