• Secondhand Smoke

    Insight into effects and prevention What is secondhand smoke? Who is at risk? Effects on children… Secondhand smoke is a combination of the smoke from a burning cigarette and the smoke exhaled by a smoker. Also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), it can be recognized easily

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  • Special Care for Occupational and Professional Voice Users

    Who is an Occupational or Professional Voice User? An occupational or professional voice user is anyone whose voice is essential to their job. We are all accustomed to thinking of singers, actors, actresses, and broadcast personalities as professional voice users. Indeed, special or unique qualities

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  • Tips for Sinus Sufferers

    Symptoms Of Sinusitis: Symptoms of upper respiratory infection lasting ten days or more Facial pressure or pain Nasal discharge that is yellow or green Post-nasal drip Cough At-Home Treatments For Sinusitis: Saline nasal sprays that moisturize the nasal cavity, reduce dryness,

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  • Tips to quit using smokeless tobacco for a lifetime

    Addiction to smokeless tobacco products is just as serious as an addiction to cigarettes, but there is help available through your physician and support groups. Using some of these simple steps may also help you quit the addition. Write down a list of reasons to quit. For example: Don't want to risk

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  • Sinus Surgery

    The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis. There are occasions when physician and patient find that the infections are recurrent and/or non-responsive to

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  • Secondhand Smoke

    Access to quality healthcare for children is forwarded by the availability of good healthcare information. With this year's release of a new surgeon general's report on secondhand smoke, the following information should beshared with patients. New Warning on Secondhand Smoke The Surgeon General

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  • Snoring

    Insight into sleeping disorders and sleep apnea Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight people and usually worsens with age. Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and

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  • Sore Throats

    Insight into relief for a sore throat What causes a sore throat? What are my treatment options? How can I prevent a sore throat? and more... Infections from viruses or bacteria are the main cause of sore throats and can make it difficult to talk and breathe. Allergies and sinus infections can also

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  • Salivary Glands

    Where Are Your Salivary Glands? The glands are found in and around your mouth and throat. We call the major salivary glands the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. They all secrete saliva into your mouth, the parotid through tubes that drain saliva, called salivary ducts, near your upper teeth,

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  • Travel Tips for the Hearing Impaired

    Insight for hearing-impaired travelers What are common problems? What arrangements can be made? How should hearing aids be handled when traveling? and more... Travel is an important aspect of our lives. Whether for business or vacation, traveling can be as stressful as it is enjoyable.

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  • Your Nose: The Guardian Of Your Lungs

    You might not think your nose is a "vital organ," but indeed it is! To understand its importance, all that most people need to experience is a bad cold. Nasal congestion and a runny nose have a noticeable effect on quality of life, energy level, ability to breathe, ability to sleep, and ability to function

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  • Tonsils and Adenoids PostOp

    The tonsils are two clusters of tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat. Adenoids sit high in the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth. Tonsils and adenoids are often removed when they become enlarged and block the upper airway, leading to breathing difficulty. They are also

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  • Your Genes and Hearing Loss

    One of the most common birth defects is hearing loss or deafness (congenital), which can affect as many as three of every 1,000 babies born. Inherited genetic defects play an important role in congenital hearing loss, contributing to about 60 percent of deafness occurring in infants. Although exact data

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  • ¿Tengo sinusitis?

    ¿Tengo sinusitis? La sinusitis es la inflamación de la membrana mucosa de los senos. Tome la siguiente prueba para ver si usted tiene sinusitis. Elija "Sí" si usted tiene cualquiera de los siguientes síntomas durante diez días o más, de lo contrario, seleccione "No". ¿Presión facial

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  • Screening de Audición en Niños

    ¿Por que la detección temprana de la hipoacusia es importante para su hijo? Aproximadamente dos a cuatro de cada 1000 niños en los Estados Unidos nacen sordos o hipoacúsicos, haciendo de la pérdida auditiva la alteración más común al nacimiento. Muchos estudios han mostrado que el diagnóstico

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  • Sinus Pain

    Can Over-the-Counter Medications Help? Why Do We Suffer From Nasal And Sinus Discomfort? The body's nasal and sinus membranes have similar responses to viruses, allergic insults, and common bacterial infections. Membranes become swollen and congested. This congestion causes pain and pressure; mucus production

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