What is Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

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Hearing and balance problems are common in Topeka. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as ear pain and pressure, muffled hearing, tinnitus, hearing loss, a feeling of fullness in the ear, dizziness or vertigo, you might be suffering from Eustachian tube dysfunction. Prevalence of ETD Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is the medical term for conditions that
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Nonsurgical Solutions for Sinus Problems

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Sinus infections are a common problem in Topeka and across the U.S. About 37 million Americans experience sinusitis, a chronic sinus infection that lasts eight weeks or longer. Many of these patients undergo surgery to help relieve symptoms, but there are other solutions for people with sinus problems in Kansas. Surgery or Not Surgery, that
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Sleep Apnea Can Trigger Mood Disorders

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Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in Topeka don’t only miss out on quality sleep; they have an increased risk for developing a number of serious health conditions. New research shows that the sleep disorder may also affect their mood and lead to depression, anxiety and other affective disorders. Complications from OSA What does obstructive
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Teal Pumpkin Project Helps Kids with Food Allergies Scare Up a Good Time

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Halloween is a favorite holiday for kids in Lawrence (and, let’s face it, many adults, too!), but not everybody can enjoy trick-or-treating. Food allergies prevent children in Kansas from enjoying all those Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers bars. If you’d like to ensure your neighborhood witches and superheroes are included, consider placing a teal
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Don’t Ignore the Snore

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Snoring is pretty common in Topeka; about 40 percent of Kansans snore at least occasionally. Most people consider it annoying (especially if their partner is the one sawing wood) but harmless; some even ridicule the snorer. A little empathy and concern are warranted, however; snoring is often a sign of a serious sleep disorder that
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Kansas Allergies are Prevalent in Fall, Too

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If you think once summer is over you don’t have to worry about allergies, guess again. Ragweed and other autumn-blooming weeds release pollen into the air up until the first frost of the season, which means you might have to tuck a decongestant into your pocket when standing in line for your pumpkin spice latte.
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Will a Saltwater Gargle Help Soothe Your Sore Throat?

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Now that it’s officially fall, cold and flu season is upon us. It’s too bad pumpkin spice isn’t an effective prevention, because you can hardly walk ten paces without bumping into something edible and pumpkin-flavored. Unfortunately, people in Topeka are going to get sick, and one of those primary symptoms is likely to be a
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The Link Between Sleep & Physical/Mental Health

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No doubt you’ve heard that you should be getting a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep every night, but if you’re like most people in Topeka, chances are you fall short of that mark. You should probably try harder, because consistent, quality sleep is an important key in long-term physical and mental health. The Trouble
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Natural Heartburn Remedies

If you associate heartburn with a romantic comedy starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson, consider yourself lucky. 60 million people across the U.S. suffer from acid reflux, causing them misery after mealtimes. If you’re one of the many individuals in Topeka who experiences this type of heartburn, there are natural remedies you can try that
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If You’re Hearing and You Know It, Clap Your Hands

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Hearing loss is the third most common chronic condition in the U.S. It affects 48 million Americans to some degree. Surprisingly, many people are unaware they suffer from a hearing impairment, putting them at risk of developing serious physical, social and psychological health complications. Learning to spot the signs of hearing loss is key in
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