Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat

Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat

Let Your Voice Be Heard

When singers like Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney perform for decades, their fans see many changes: their fashions, their style of music, and even their voices. While some voice changes are a normal part of aging, 10 to 30 percent of people over the age of 65 experience more significant  … Read More

An Orange a Day to Keep AMD Away

Here’s yet another reason to fill up the fruit bowl: A new study has shown that regularly eating oranges may provide protection against developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in people over  … Read More

Can You Hear Me Now?

More than 30 million Americans share a vastly undertreated condition—­hearing loss—and a committee from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is trying to do something about it. Hearing loss can strike at any age, but it is most prevalent in seniors. By age 70 to 74, nearly  … Read More

Fend Off the Flu

If you never fail to cover your mouth when you cough and if you conscientiously sneeze into your elbow, you may feel like you’re protecting those around you from the flu. Unfortunately, new research shows that those efforts may not be foolproof. In January, researchers from the University of Maryland  … Read More

Why Are You Coughing?

Coughing is a reflex response to an irritant, and it’s your body’s way of trying to prevent an infection. Coughs due to colds and flu often contain mucus, a naturally produced substance of the lungs’ bronchial tubes. Mucus traps bacteria, pollen, and other particles. When you cough, these particles are  … Read More



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