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Types of Sinus Infections and How to Treat Them

It’s common to experience sinus pressure after you have allergies or a cold. This pressure is the result of blocked nasal passages; when the sinuses cannot drain, it causes inflammation and pain in the head, face and nose. You have four pairs of sinuses, located… In your forehead (frontal sinuses) Between your eyes and across
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Best Balance Exercises to Help with Vertigo

Vertigo is a common symptom of a variety of balance disorders, including Meniere’s disease and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This can not only affect your quality of life, but also be dangerous. Fortunately, there are exercises you can practice at home to help your body get used to the confusing, incorrect messages your brain
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What’s the Best Diet for Hypothyroidism?

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Hypothyroidism is a condition wherein the body doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones. Since these hormones help control growth, cell repair and metabolism, people with hypothyroidism typically experience tiredness, hair loss, weight gain, feeling chilly and depression, among other symptoms. While diet alone can’t cure hypothyroidism, getting the right nutrients – along with medications – can
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Is It Seasonal Allergies or a Mold Allergy?

You know the telltale signs of an allergic reaction: you feel itchy, you start sneezing, you’re congested, your nose is running, your eyes are itchy, you have a tickle in your throat — the list goes on. Most people attribute their allergy symptoms to pollen in the air, but that’s not always the source. Approximately
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October is Audiology Awareness Month

Hearing loss can be a confusing experience that leaves you feeling discouraged, frustrated and isolated. October is Audiology Awareness Month, which means now is a great time to learn about life changes that can help make for a better tomorrow. Audiologists, including the experts at , can help identify hearing problems and recommend a treatment
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Distance Learning with Hearing Loss

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The COVID-19 pandemic sent most of us home for work and school back in March. Now, with school re-starting, teachers, parents and kids have all been on the edge of their seats waiting to find out whether the doors would reopen for students. Many districts across the country have implemented distance learning in order to
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How Sleep Can Change Your Life

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When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, you likely feel run-down, groggy, irritable and distracted. Studies show that poor sleep can contribute to certain diseases, intellectual deficit, high stress and low mood. But as important as sleep is for many aspects of your health, many still don’t get as much as they need. According
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How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

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Treating your hearing loss with hearing aids can be a big investment of time and money. One of the first questions you may ask your audiologist after they recommend hearing aids is “how long will these last me?” There is no straight forward answer, because just like a car, the lifespan of your hearing aids
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What Is Laryngitis?

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Inside your larynx are your vocal cords, which are two folds of mucus membrane that cover muscle and cartilage. When you speak, the vocal cords open and close smoothly, forming sounds with their movements and vibrations. Laryngitis describes inflammation of the larynx that causes problems with your voice. What Are the Symptoms of Laryngitis? In
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What Is Insomnia?

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Insomnia is a sleep disorder that causes difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. It is the most common of all sleep disorders, according to the American Psychiatric Association. In fact, one-third of adults report insomnia symptoms, with 6-10 percent of the population having symptoms severe enough to be diagnosed with the disorder. What Are the Symptoms
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