08

Oct

Common Questions About Earwax Answered

Some of the most frequent questions I am asked by patients are about earwax. Also called cerumen, it can build up to form a plug in the ear canal and cause hearing problems until it is removed. This excessive earwax accumulation, or cerumen impaction, is a problem that affects ma...

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08

Oct

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep is essential, but many people wake up in the morning feeling like they didn’t get a good night’s rest. Does your bedmate complain about your loud snoring, episodes in which you stop breathing, or moments when you gasp for air during sleep? Do you often wake up w...

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08

Oct

Protect Yourself From Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

It’s summertime and the tail-end of a pandemic. Finally, the world is slowly getting back to normal, and people are ready to let loose. If your summer plans involve parties, concerts, fireworks, or any boisterous revelry, be aware of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). ...

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08

Oct

Do Summer Allergies Exist?

Summer is here, which means swimming pools, camp, BBQs, and outdoor festivals. Now that spring is behind us, that means no more allergies, right? Wrong! We associate allergy season with spring and fall, but summer is when grass blooms. If you suffer from allergies during the summ...

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08

Oct

Stay Healthy During Summer Air Travel

Summer is here, and people are ready to travel! After a year of staying in, this summer may be one of the most traveled to date. Most of us are out of practice when flying the friendly skies, and some of us may be nervous about it. Here’s how you can stay safe and healthy w...

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08

Oct

Man wearing swimmer's cap and goggles.

How to Recognize and Deal With Swimmer’s Ear

Swimming season is upon us. There is nothing quite like dipping into a refreshing pool on a long hot day. Unfortunately, some of us are prone to swimmer’s ear, putting a damper on summer fun. What is Swimmer’s Ear? Swimmer’s ear is an infection that is caused by...

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08

Oct

Older woman putting on a hearing aid.

Twenty-First Century Hearing Aids

Is it time to get a hearing aid, but you’re feeling hesitant? For many Americans, the stigma attached to hearing loss and hearing aids prevents them from taking the next step, but hearing loss isn’t just about missing out on conversations. Evidence shows that loss of...

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08

Oct

Illustration of sound waves entering the ear and reaching the eardrum.

How to Protect Your Hearing

Have you heard the news? May is Better Hearing Month. Perhaps thinking about your hearing health is not something you do daily, but we don’t realize what we have until it’s gone.  Here are some proactive ways you can preserve your hearing:  Protect your ears...

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08

Oct

How Allergies Affect Your Skin

Allergy season is a challenging time for many of us. Spring brings warmer weather, but it also harbors itchy eyes, sneezing, runny noses, rashes, etc. Unfortunately, allergy season can also throw a wrench into another area of our lives. Our skin and complexions can suffer from se...

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08

Oct

Young girl wiping her nose with a tissue.

Kids and Seasonal Allergies

If you’re a parent, you know how debilitating it can feel when your child suffers. Kids who deal with irritating and painful allergy symptoms are just as uncomfortable as their adult counterparts.  Although food allergies can happen to babies, it is uncommon for infant...

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