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Ask the Experts: Constipation; Stress Testing; Hoarse Voice

Q: I’m not moving my bowels as regularly as I have up to now. Since I would rather not take laxatives, can you suggest a natural solution?
A: Constipation is typically caused by a poor diet, dehydration, and lack of physical activity—however, any new onset of constipation can be a symptom

Throat Cancer Symptoms: Take Heed of These Serious Signs

Throat Cancer Symptoms: Take Heed of These Serious Signs

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

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

Do You Have Trouble Swallowing? You’re Not Alone

Do You Have Trouble Swallowing? You’re Not Alone

If you have trouble swallowing, you have dysphagia. If that trouble swallowing is associated with pain, it’s called odynophagia. These are big words for an annoying—and potentially dangerous—disorder that most of us call “trouble swallowing.”

According to the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders, the number of those who have trouble swallowing

Sensory Changes: Are They Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) not only dulls the mind, but it is also associated with a dulling of the senses that provide our brains with information about the world around us. Experts have found that any of the five senses—hearing, vision, taste, smell, and even touch—may show signs of negative changes

Does a Poor Sense of Smell Indicate You’re Headed for AD?

Smell tests have been widely touted as a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), under the theory that the nose knows more about the earliest signs of AD than any other bodily system. The level of difficulty people encounter in identifying certain scents—such as lilac, leather, lemons, strawberry, smoke, soap,

Having Trouble Hearing? Find Out If Hearing Aids Can Help

As many as 36 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. While hearing loss can happen suddenly, more often, it occurs gradually over a number of years. As you grow older, hair cells in your inner ear that pick up sound waves become damaged or die, and the cells

Sniff Out the Cause of Your Sinusitis

Sniff Out the Cause of Your Sinusitis

It’s cold season, and your nasal passages and sinuses feel like they’ve been clogged with cement. You have the runny nose, congestion, and pain of sinusitis, and it seems like it’s been eons since you could breathe freely. With the help of simple remedies, sinusitis usually relents within a week

Don’t Ignore Middle Ear Infection Symptoms

Don’t Ignore Middle Ear Infection Symptoms

Whether it’s you or your child grappling with middle ear infection symptoms, the pain and discomfort can cause you a lot of sleepless nights. And while there are plenty of home remedies that provide effective earache treatment, signs of bacterial or viral ear infection should be taken seriously. An untreated

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