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Vocal Changes and the Menstrual Cycle

Some women experience changes to their vocal cords throughout their menstrual cycle, a change brought on by changing hormones. This is especially interesting for female singers, whose livelihood may rely on consistently producing high-quality sounds vocally. A study with 17 female vocalists in 2017 suggests that there are laryngeal vascular differences that occur throughout the [...]

By |July 9th, 2017|Throat|Comments Off on Vocal Changes and the Menstrual Cycle

Ear Skin Tags and Children

It's relatively common for children to be born with extra pieces of skin, or ear tags, around the front of the ear. Infant skin tags are different from adult skin tags because they may not just be skin. Infant skin tags can contain fat and cartilage. Infant skin tags may occur by themselves or as [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Pediatrics|Comments Off on Ear Skin Tags and Children

Does Airborne Work?

Summer is nearly upon us! Between vacations, attending weddings, and visiting family and friends, you may be traveling a lot. Airplanes have revolutionized the way we travel, but they can be very troublesome if you're suffering from a sinus infection or cold. While it wasn't always this way, today airplane air quality is tightly controlled. Modern [...]

By |June 4th, 2017|Infectious Diseases|Comments Off on Does Airborne Work?

Ear Tubes and Children

Every year more than 500,000 children in the U.S. have surgery to insert ear tubes. It's the most common childhood surgery that's performed using anesthesia. There are two main reasons children need ear tubes: Recurring ear infections of the middle ear Fluid in the ear that doesn't drain Persistent fluid in the ear can cause permanent [...]

By |May 29th, 2017|Pediatrics|Comments Off on Ear Tubes and Children

Breastfeeding Positions and Tips

It's not uncommon for new mothers to have some difficulty breastfeeding. Learning how to position baby's head, mouth, throat, and body may feel awkward at first for new mothers and it can be difficult to know whether baby is getting enough nutrition. Breastfeeding is great if possible because it's more nutritious and easier to digest [...]

By |May 13th, 2017|Head and Neck|Comments Off on Breastfeeding Positions and Tips

Treat Hearing Loss for Better Relationships

Social interactions are a part of everyday life. Work, simple errands, religious services, sporting events, home life and outings with family and friends, these are things that fill our days and help us to feel fulfilled. Hearing loss can make interpersonal interactions such as these very difficult and can even lead to physical and emotional [...]

By |April 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Treat Hearing Loss for Better Relationships

Heart and Ear Health Go Together

You've probably never thought about your heart's affect on your hearing, but there's plenty of research that shows that your cardiovascular system can impact your ear health. In other words, the stronger your heart, the better your ears can do their jobs. How are the heart and ears connected? Blood flow brings vital nutrients such [...]

By |April 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Heart and Ear Health Go Together

Thin or Thick? Post-Nasal Drip

Glands in the throat and nose naturally produce secretions. One to two quarts per day of mucus are typically produced daily, working to moisten and clean the nasal membranes, clear out infection and foreign matter, and humidify inhaled air. Sometimes normal secretions are too thin or too thick. Thin mucus can be the result of a [...]

By |April 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thin or Thick? Post-Nasal Drip

At-Home Remedies for Sore Throats

Spring is a little more than a month away, but pollen counts are already high in sunny Central Florida. If you're experience a somewhat scratchy or sore throat, here are a few solutions you can try at home. If the sore throat is severe, stops you from eating or drinking normally, or lasts longer than [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Throat|Comments Off on At-Home Remedies for Sore Throats

Common Causes of Vertigo

Vertigo and dizziness can be a very disturbing feeling. You may feel like the world is spinning or tilting, experience nausea, headache, shortness of breath, racing heart, and/or sweating. The dizziness may come and go, lasting for seconds, hours, or even days. The most common cause for vertigo is one or more issues occurring within [...]

By |February 18th, 2017|Ears|Comments Off on Common Causes of Vertigo