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March 25, 2024

Mouth Bacteria a Possible Risk Factor for Colon Cancer Development

There is a type of bacteria typically found in the mouth called Fusobacterium nucleatum that is associated with 50% of all colon cancers (see references below). This germ is mainly found in periodontal disease, but can be found in tonsillar infections as well as abscesses of the mouth and throat.  This bacteria is rarely found in the intestines of normal, healthy individuals. However, this microbe can be found in high concentrations in colon cancer which has led to concern that it may be a c…
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March 20, 2024

Uncorrected Hearing Loss Can Increase Risk for Dementia!

Research out of Johns Hopkins indicates that individuals with untreated hearing loss face a significantly higher risk of developing dementia compared to those with normal hearing. According to estimates, uncorrected hearing loss, even if mild, can double if not triple the risk for dementia. The mechanism behind this correlation is complex and is discussed in the  video  above.  Check you hearing using this free online hearing test ! If you live near Warrenton, VA, we do offer hearing tests in …
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February 18, 2024

Man Dies from Nose and Mouth Bleeding During Airplane Flight

On Feb 9, 2024, media reported on a passenger who died during a Lufthansa flight from Thailand to Germany on Feb 8, 2024. Eyewitness reports provided the following facts: • 63 years old male. • Passenger was ill-appearing even before boarding the airplane. • Profuse bleeding occurred from the nose and mouth. • Litres of blood was lost with splattering to the walls of the airplane. • Flight attendants tried to resuscitate the passenger for 30 minutes before he died. There are only a few things …
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February 16, 2024

Reflux that Occurs... Past the Throat... and Up Into the Nose!!!

Everyone has heard of reflux which medically is known as gastroesophageal reflux  (GERD). Some may even have heard of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) which is reflux that extends past the chest and up into the throat. However, few have heard of reflux that is even worse than LPR called nasopharyngeal reflux  (NPR)where the reflux does not just reach the throat level, but extends past the throat and goes all the way up into the nose! Called nasopharyngeal reflux, this possibility is raised wi…
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November 17, 2023

Ruptured Eardrums and Outer Ear Infections (Swimmer's Ear)

Ruptured eardrums are a very common ear issue that triggers an ENT office visit. A ruptured eardrum may occur due to an infection or trauma (from a q-tip or being slapped over the ear). Although it sounds serious, the vast majority of a perforated eardrum heal closed within a few weeks. Rarely, it may take up to one year to close. The video shown above demonstrates a time-lapse healing of a traumatic ruptured eardrum healing closed over 3 weeks. Rarely, if a hole in the eardrum is suspected …
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November 09, 2023

Dizziness due to Visual Vertigo, Motion Sensitivity, and Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (And How to Treat It)

Normally, the human balance system incorporates information from vision, inner ear vestibular system, and the proprioceptive system. The inner ear vestibular system is responsible for detecting rotational and linear movements of the head whereas the proprioceptive system is responsible for knowing where one's body and limbs are positioned from information provided by the skin, muscles, joints. Vision provides information on where one is in space relative to other objects. Normal balance re…
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