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  • Children And Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea effects people without prejudice, impacting children just as easily as it does adults. Consequently, for a parent of a child who has been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, this can be a troubling reality to embrace. Interpreting A Diagnosis If you have received a diagnosis for your child, you are already on the right path. However, understanding the specifics of a diagnosis can sometimes be a challenge, particularly when it comes to the apnea rating; such as mild, moderate and severe.
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  • Chronic Sinusitis? Identifying And Treating Nasal Polyps

    Sinus infections, severe allergies, and even the common cold all have similar symptoms. Several serious sinus diseases and disorders also have the same symptoms, which makes it difficult to differentiate between a common ailment and something more serious. However, there is one thing that will alert you to a potential problem. When symptoms are chronic and treatments are unsuccessful, the likelihood that something other than routine illness is going on is greater.
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  • Two Things To Watch Out For When You Wear Your New Hearing Aid Devices

    Problems with your hearing aids can be worrisome, especially if you are new to wearing the devices. However, it's important to know that you can take care of minor problems you might experience if you are aware of the things that could affect their functionality. Here are a couple of things that could cause your hearing aids to work improperly. Water Your hearing aids are just like other electronic devices; water can cause big problems if you aren't careful.
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  • Understanding Immunotherapy For Your Sting Allergies

    If you're diagnosed with an allergy to insect stings, you'll have to be as proactive as possible about identifying and avoiding the hazard as well as treating exposures. You'll want to work with an allergist for the testing and evaluation. Additionally, your allergist might recommend that you undergo immunotherapy to deal with your allergies. If you're not familiar with immunotherapy treatment, here's a look at some of the basics to help you determine if it's right for you.
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  • Say What? Hearing Loss Doesn't Always Stop

    If you have hearing aids and find yourself turning the volume up on them more and more, go to an audiologist to have your hearing checked again. Sometimes turning up the volume on a hearing aid is legitimate -- you're listening to someone who is very soft-spoken, for example. But if you have to adjust the volume daily and in different situations, it could be that your hearing has worsened yet again.
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  • Does Hypothyroidism Run In Your Family? Be On The Lookout

    If one of your immediate family members has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid does not produce enough hormones, then you need to be on the lookout for symptoms of the disease, too. Hypothyroidism runs in families, putting you at an increased risk of developing the condition. Here's a look at the symptoms you should watch for, and why early diagnosis is so important. What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
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