Tag: nose and throat

Take Heed of Throat Cancer Symptoms

Take Heed of Throat Cancer Symptoms

Your throat. A lot can happen to that 5-inch hollow tube that connects the base of your nasal cavity to your windpipe and esophagus. A sore throat can silence your singing voice. Or a faulty pharynx (the medical name for the throat) may cause swallowing difficulties that can affect your

Ask the Doctor: Serotonin, Pink Eye in Adults; Adenoids & Immune Health

Q: A friend of mine takes an antidepressant that affects serotonin. What is serotonin, and what does it do?

A: Serotonin is a neurotransmitter—a chemical that transmits messages between neurons in the brain and to the central nervous system. Serotonin has been described as a “feel-good” neurotransmitter, since it is believed

How to Stop Snoring: Cures for You to Try

How to Stop Snoring: Cures for You to Try

When it comes to figuring out how to stop snoring, some desperate people may be willing to try anything—or suggest anything to their bedmates. There are no guarantees, of course, but you may find a snoring cure that works for you or your partner.
In some cases, losing weight can help

Improve Your Quality of Life By Addressing Hearing Loss

As many as 36 million Americans, including 30 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 74, report some degree of hearing loss. While hearing loss can happen suddenly, more often, it occurs gradually over a number of years.

“As we age, hearing loss begins to occur; for most people,

If You’re Having Surgery, Learn the Heart Risks Linked to Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be a health risk even under normal circumstances. The common sleep disorder is linked to higher risks of hypertension, heart disease, abnormal heart rhythms (arrythmias) and stroke.

But if you have sleep apnea and you’re having surgery, the odds of developing those and other problems is

Current on Your Vaccinations?

Vaccines recommended for seniors age 60 and older include influenza, pneumococcal (pneumo-nia), tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap), and herpes zoster (shingles). Yet current vaccination rates in older adults are much lower than targets set by the U.S. government’s Healthy People 2020 Initiative, according to a report from the Alliance for Aging Research.

Recent estimates

Hear Better With a Personal Sound Amplifier

Hearing loss is common in older adults, but it often takes time before any discrepancy reaches the point where you need hearing aids. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t benefit from a personal sound amplification product (PSAP) that can offer you many of the same benefits as hearing aids at

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