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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

1+ Billion Young People at Risk for Hearing Loss

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released information about studies conducted with children and adolescents that have some troubling implications. The studies that WHO analyzed included people 12-35 years old living in middle and high-income countries. Nearly half of those people studied were exposed to unsafe sound levels due to personal sound devices (e.g. iPods) and around 40% [...]

By |February 5th, 2017|Ears|Comments Off on 1+ Billion Young People at Risk for Hearing Loss

Exercise Regularly for ENT Health

Many people like to make New Year's resolutions. Perhaps you did this year, too. Top New Year's Resolutions (by search volume) this year were getting healthy, getting organized, and living life to its fullest. One vital step for getting healthy is regular exercise. The American Heart Association recommends that adults get at least 30 minutes [...]

By |January 21st, 2017|Medical News|Comments Off on Exercise Regularly for ENT Health

Hyperacusis: Increased Sensitivity to Sound

Unpleasant or painful over-sensitivity to everyday sounds is called hyperacusis. To an individual with hyperacusis, sounds that don't seem loud to other people, such as appliance fans, shuffling papers, or a car motor, are painfully loud. High-frequency sounds may be especially painful. Hyperacusis is a condition that stems from an issue with the way the [...]

By |January 7th, 2017|Ears|Comments Off on Hyperacusis: Increased Sensitivity to Sound

Maintaining a Healthy Voice

For many people, a strong, clear voice is a major part of their jobs for example, teachers, religious officials, entertainers, and salespeople. Even if you don't have a job that requires you to speak a lot, there are likely times when you want your voice to be in top shape, such as for a big [...]

By |December 17th, 2016|Throat|Comments Off on Maintaining a Healthy Voice

Holiday Smells for Your Home

There are many smells associated with the holiday season. When you smell something, the olfactory neurons in your nose pass an impulse along the olfactory nerve up to your brain. The olfactory bulb in your bran processes the impulse and passes information about the smell to the limbic system. Smell is closely linked with memory [...]

By |December 3rd, 2016|Nose|Comments Off on Holiday Smells for Your Home

Avoiding Holiday Feast Heartburn

As many as 20% of Americans need frequent relief from heartburn. Food-related holidays, particularly Thanksgiving, can mean a lot of pain if you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). With reflux, the food, liquid, digestive liquid (bile), and acid move from the stomach into the esophagus (tube that connects your throat to your stomach). When [...]

By |November 5th, 2016|Throat|Comments Off on Avoiding Holiday Feast Heartburn