What Causes Chronic Sinusitis?

What Causes Chronic Sinusitis?

Do you have congestion, tenderness around the eyes and cheeks, and a reduced sense of smell? You might be one of 37 million Americans living with chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis…

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  • Published: June 27, 2017
When Should You Have Your Hearing Tested?

When Should You Have Your Hearing Tested?

Most adults know that they need to visit their optometrist to get regular vision tests and the dentist to get cleanings twice a year, but when is the last time you went for a checkup on your hearing? Since your ability to hear can change over time, it can be difficult to notice changes until it’s too late.

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  • Published: June 7, 2017
Why Have I Lost My Sense Of Smell?

Why Have I Lost My Sense of Smell?

The sense of smell isn’t something we typically take for granted, but it can affect everyday life when it’s gone. If you can’t smell, it may be more difficult to taste food, and may even lead to dangerous situations if you can’t detect smoke or a gas leak.

While it is possible for someone to permanently lose their ability to smell, it is much more common for it to only happen for a period of a few days to a couple of weeks. Anosmia (the complete loss of smell) and hyposmia (partial loss of smell), affect thousands of Americans each year.

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  • Published: May 9, 2017
What Is Causing Your Headache?

What is Causing Your Headache?

It is estimated that approximately 45 million Americans complain of headaches each year, which comes to nearly 17% of the population. While some can be minor and go away quickly, others can become serious, and require daily treatment of some sort. The big question is, how do you know what type of headache you have in order to find the correct relief?

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  • Published: March 30, 2017
How To Avoid Pollen When Exercising Outdoors

How to Avoid Pollen When Exercising Outdoors

Winter is passing and you can finally enjoy an outdoor jog instead of logging miles on the treadmill; unless you’re one of 18 million Americans suffering from spring allergies. Sneezing, coughing and watery eyes can make it difficult to enjoy the nice weather, but these simple tips will make outdoor exercise during the spring easier.

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  • Published: March 1, 2017
How To Stop Post-Nasal Drip

How to Stop Post-Nasal Drip

Your nose is almost constantly producing mucus. In fact, it makes approximately a quart of it each day. Mucus performs necessary functions including trapping bacteria and moistening the airways, but overproduction can lead to some annoying side effects.

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  • Published: February 1, 2017
3 Allergen Sources To Watch Out For This Winter

3 Allergen Sources to Watch out for This Winter

The cold weather has slowed down pollen production and that means a relief for allergy sufferers, right? Not necessarily. The chilly months may force you to stay indoors where several allergens and irritants could be present.

Since allergy symptoms can often match those of the common cold, it is important to recognize the possible causes of allergic reactions.

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  • Published: December 29, 2016