2015

  • 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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