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October 14, 2021

Tonsillectomy Reduces FUTURE Risk of Throat Cancer

Remote history of tonsil removal decreases future risk of oropharyngeal cancer development by about 60% according to Danish researchers based on data analysis using the Danish Cancer Registry. If tonsillectomy was performed within 1 year of diagnosis with tonsil carcinoma , having this surgery done was associated with significantly improved overall survival. As such, it is not surprising that from 1977 to 2012 as the incidence of tonsillectomies significantly decreased, the incidence of oroph…
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September 21, 2021

Chamomile Nasal Spray... An Organic Natural Way to Help with Nasal Allergy Symptoms

Researchers in 2021 have evaluated whether chamomile liquid extract can help with nasal allergy sufferers and determined that it does significantly improve symptoms compared with regular saline nasal spray. Prior studies were only evaluated in animal studies, but this is the first to rigorously test whether it truly helps or not. The study compared between 4 different test groups: - isotonic seawater spray with chamomile liquid extract - isotonic seawater spray - isotonic seawater nasal irrig…
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September 14, 2021

Avoid Hearing Loss Due to Loud Music by Measuring the Headphone Loudness Levels

Many people listen to music with headphones or earbuds on. Many people also realize that playing music loudly for prolonged periods of time will lead to permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. However, most do not know how loud is too loud as it relates to their specific volume setting on their headphones. There are, of course, rules of thumb like the 60/60 rule which take into account both duration and loudness levels. "Never listen to music for longer than 60 minutes at a volume setting tha…
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August 31, 2021

Online Sound Generation for Patients to Replicate Tinnitus (Continuous, Pulsatile, or Arrhythmic Clicking)

There is nothing more frustrating than to hear a sound that nobody else can hear. The most common form of such subjective ear ringing is known as continuous tinnitus . There is also rhythmic pulsatile tinnitus or arhythmic ear clicking that can also affect patients and include conditions like carotid bruit, venous hum, middle ear mycolonus, etc. In order for patients to replicate what they hear in order to share with others their particular sound, there are two different online sound generator…
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August 24, 2021

Treatment for Tinnitus that Works - Yes... They Do Exist

The most common form of tinnitus is the continuous type usually triggered by nerve damaged hearing loss, loud noise exposure, trauma, stress, etc. The typical doctor's answer for tinnitus treatment is that there really isn't one other than to learn to live with it. However, that is not quite true... There IS treatment for tinnitus, just not a single bullet proof one. Furthermore, tinnitus treatment in and of itself is not covered by insurance and as such, tinnitus treatment can become …
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August 21, 2021

Educational Articles on ENT Conditions - Revamped!

Over the years, our practice has written hundreds of articles on a variety of different ENT problems . With many of these articles, corresponding videos have also been made. All were accessible via the " ENT Problems " menu at the very top of each page. The issue with having so many different articles and videos published is how to organize it all in a way that is useful for patients. In the past, we just listed them all on a single webpage broken up into 4 main sections... but vis…
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Allergy Medications Explained - Can You Take More Than One?

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