hearing

How to Prevent and Treat a Clogged Ear

Do sounds become muffled when you’ve got a cold? Does your ear feel blocked after a long swim? Sounds like you’re suffering from clogged ear, an annoying condition that can make hearing a challenge. While a clogged ear can indicate an ear infection, it could also be a sign of … Read More

How Sarcopenia Can Threaten Your Mobility

Threats to a person’s mobility and independence come in various forms. Some are obvious while others develop gradually and have a cumulative effect, such as sarcopenia. For many older adults, inactivity is a process that develops over decades. The older some people get, the less active they become. It’s not … Read More

Why Am I Having Hypnagogic Hallucinations?

Do you ever have wild visions or dreams that are extremely vivid and seem like real life just as you’re falling asleep? You may be experiencing hypnagogic hallucinations, a condition often associated with narcolepsy. In fact, hypnagogic hallucinations are among the four most common narcolepsy symptoms, along with sleep paralysis, … Read More

Lockjaw: What Causes It, and How Serious Is It?

Have you ever been awakened with searing pain in your mouth or an inability to open your jaw? It’s a scary experience and, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research, one that's not totally uncommon. More than 10 million Americans suffer from a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), … Read More

Natural Remedies for Hearing Loss

Age-related hearing loss affects 40% of Americans older than 75, and is becoming more prevalent as the population ages. Yet, researchers still don’t understand exactly why and how it happens, and effective treatments for it are lacking. People who are starting to lose their hearing are told to wait until … Read More

Dizziness While Standing Up: What Causes It?

At some point in life, you may have experienced dizziness while standing up. Dizziness includes three subtly different symptoms: Lightheadedness, where your head feels light, as if you may feel faint Vertigo, where you feel that the room or world is spinning Unsteadiness, where you feel like you are unstable … Read More

Is There a Cure for Diabetes?

Every year in the United States, 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and it's the seventh-leading cause of death, according to the American Diabetes Association. Can diabetes be cured? Let's first consider the two main types: Type 1 (or juvenile) diabetesaccounts for 5 percent of all cases. Type 2 … Read More

Anesthesia: What You Need to Know Before Surgery

The moment your doctor tells you that you’ll have to undergo a surgical procedure can be a frightening, confusing, and stressful experience. All kinds of thoughts will cross your mind—it’s natural to worry about the skills of your medical team, the operation’s outcome, and potentially high medical bills that will … Read More

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