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Sinusitis Treatment: Where to Turn

Sinusitis Treatment: Where to Turn

What is sinusitis? It may be one of the most common—and painful—nasal conditions we experience. Sinusitis means inflammation of the sinuses—the air-filled cavities above, behind, and below your eyes. Fortunately, sinusitis treatment options can help provide relief.

Our sinuses are lined with a thin membrane that produces mucus. Hair cells sweep

Sinus Infection: What Medications Do You Need?

Sinus Infection: What Medications Do You Need?

A sinus infection may feel like it’ll never end, but there are many ways to soothe symptoms and speed up your recovery.

Sinus infections are inflammation of the sinuses, which are cavities above, behind, and below your eyes. Infections happen like this: The sinuses are lined with a thin membrane that

What Is Insomnia?

What Is Insomnia?

What does insomnia mean? You might picture someone tossing and turning in bed, trying to get comfortable and relaxed enough to fall asleep. Or maybe you see a vision of yourself just lying awake in bed, feeling tired, but not enough to drift off to sleep.
But what is insomnia beyond

Minimally Invasive Procedure Arrests GERD Episodes

People with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who suffer from constant regurgitation—the sensation of stomach acid backing up into the throat or mouth—may find relief from the surgical procedure called transoral fundoplication (TF), according to a new study in the journal Gastroenterology.
GERD affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of

4. Insomnia

“To sleep, perchance to dream,” was the desire of Prince Hamlet in Shakespeare’s drama. It’s also the desire of thousands of insomnia suffers, who can’t get a normal night’s sleep for a variety of reasons.
The National Sleep Foundation identifies two primary categories of insomnia:

Short-term (acute) insomnia lasts a few nights

Newsbriefs: Fracture Risk; Ibuprofen; Butter; Psoriasis

Prescription Drugs Associated With Fracture Risk.
A new study of more than 168,000 Medicare consumers, 84.2 percent of whom were women, and who had suffered a fragility fracture, showed that about 75 percent of patients were using at least  one nonopiate drug linked to increased fracture risk in the four months

Are Opiates Safe for Older Adults?

As the percentage of older individuals in the U.S. population grows dramatically in the coming decades, the problem of how to address the chronic pain that is so common in this age group looms as a significant challenge. Opioid medications represent one possible response in the battle against pain in

Pain Relief Medications

Pain tends to follow arthritis patients. Today it’s your knee; tomorrow it might be your back. No worries, says the drugstore, we can help fix what ails you with an easy, over-the-counter pain-relief pill.
Unfortunately, what seems to be helping in one area can possibly do serious harm in

The Finer Points of Acupuncture

For more than 2,000 years, acupuncture has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat all kinds of physical and mental ailments. As its popularity continues to grow in the West, seniors are finding that this simple therapy may be the best solution to long-term aches and pains.

“Acupuncture often works

Listen to This: Music Therapy Can Improve Surgery Outcome

The next time you are stressed about an upcoming surgical procedure, listen to your favorite music beforehand.

A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology involved 207 women undergoing breast cancer biopsies. They were divided into three groups: One listened to preferred live music before surgery, one listened to preferred

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