• Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)

    Most of us think of tongue-tie as a situation we find ourselves in when we are too excited to speak. Actually, tongue-tie is the non-medical term for a relatively common physical condition that limits the use of the tongue, ankyloglossia. Before we are born, a strong cord of tissue that guides development

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  • When Your Child Has Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is a condition where the patient hears a ringing or other noise that is not produced by an external source. This disorder can occur in one or both ears, range in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and may be continuous or sporadic. This often debilitating condition has been linked to ear

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  • Swallowing Disorders

    Insight into complications and treatment What are the symptoms of swallowing disorders? How are swallowing disorders diagnosed? How are swallowing disorders treated? and more... Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) is common among all age groups, especially the elderly. The term dysphagia refers to

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  • Sirvan Las Amigdalas Y Los Adenoides?

    Las amígdalas y los adenoides son masas de tejido que se parecen a los nudos linfáticos o las glándulas del cuello, del ingle o de las axilas. Las amígdalas son las dos masas de la parte posterior de la garganta. Los adenoides se encuentran en la parte superior de la garganta detrás de la nariz

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  • Tonsillectomy Procedures

    Unfortunately, there may be a time when medical therapy (antibiotics) fails to resolve the chronic tonsillar infections that affect your child. In other cases, your child may have enlarged tonsils, causing loud snoring, upper airway obstruction, and other sleep disorders. The best recourse for both these

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  • When Your Child Has Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is a condition where the patient experiences ringing or other head noises that are not produced by an external source. This disorder can occur in one or both ears, range in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and may be continuous or sporadic. This often debilitating condition has been linked

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  • TMJ

    Insight into causes and treatments How does the Temporo-Mandibular Joint work? What causes TMJ pain? How is TMJ pain treated? and more… Open your jaw all the way and shut it. This simple movement would not be possible without the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). It connects the temporal bone

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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 released

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  • Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients

    More than 20 percent of U.S. residents will be 65 or older in 2030. Of all Americans 65 and older, 14.1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13.5 percent. Geriatric Rhinitis Complaints Are: Constant need to clear the throat A

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  • Why Do Children Have Earaches?

    To understand earaches you must first know about the Eustachian tube, a narrow channel connecting the inside of the ear to the back of the throat, just above the soft palate. The tube allows drainage -- preventing fluid in the middle ear from building up and bursting the thin ear drum. In a healthy ear,

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  • Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients

    More than 20 percent of U.S. residents will be 65 or older in 2030. Of all Americans 65 and older, 14.1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13.5 percent. Geriatric Rhinitis Complaints Are: Constant need to clear the throat A sense

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  • Stuffy Noses

    Insight into the many causes of nasal congestion What are the causes of nasal congestion? Are there any risks when treating congestion? Where can I find out more? Nasal congestion, stuffiness, or obstruction to nasal breathing is one of the oldest and most common human complaints. For some, it may

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  • Swimmer's Ear

    Insight into acute otitis externa What causes swimmer’s ear? What are the signs and symptoms? How is swimmer’s ear treated? and more... Affecting the outer ear, swimmer’s ear is a painful condition resulting from inflammation, irritation, or infection. These symptoms often occur

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  • TMJ Pain

    Insight into causes and treatments How does the Temporo-Mandibular Joint work? What causes TMJ pain? How is TMJ pain treated? and more… Open your jaw all the way and shut it. This simple movement would not be possible without the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). It connects the temporal

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  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

    Vocal fold (or cord) paresis and paralysis result from abnormal nerve input to the voice box muscles (laryngeal muscles). Paralysis is the total interruption of nerve impulse, resulting in no movement; paresis is the partial interruption of nerve impulse, resulting in weak or abnormal motion of laryngeal

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  • What You Should Know About Otosclerosis

    What Is Otosclerosis? The term otosclerosis is derived from the Greek words for "hard" (scler-o) and "ear" (oto). It describes a condition of abnormal bone growth around the stapes bone, one of  the tiny bones of the middle ear.  This leads to a fixation of the stapes bone. The stapes bone must move

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sinusitis

    Insight into sinus problems in adults and children How are sinusitis symptoms different than a cold or allergy? When does acute sinusitis become chronic? What treatments are available? Have you ever had a cold or allergy attack that wouldn't go away? If so, there's a good chance you actually had sinusitis.

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  • Tinnitus

    Insight into causes and treatments for tinnitus What causes tinnitus? How is tinnitus treated? What can help me cope? And more… Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from tinnitus or head noises. It may be an intermittent sound or an annoying continuous sound in one or both ears. Its

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  • Rinitis alérgica, sinusitis y rinosinusitis

    La inflamación de la mucosa nasal se llama rinitis. Los síntomas incluyen estornudos y goteo nasal y / o picazón de nariz, causado por la irritación y congestión en la nariz. Hay dos tipos: la rinitis alérgica y rinitis no alérgica. La Rinitis Alérgica se produce cuando el sistema inmunológico

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