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  • Ear Discomfort When Flying: Why It Occurs And What To Do About It

    If you experience earaches or ear pressure when flying on an airplane, you might want to consult your ENT for advice and treatment. This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as "airplane ear" and is actually quite common when flying on an airplane or helicopter. You may experience the discomfort most as the plane takes off (ascends) or lands (descends). In some cases, your ear, nose and throat specialist may prescribe oral medications to take before flying.
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  • How To Know If Your Child Needs To Be Seen By An ENT Doctor For Hearing Problems

    If you are starting to wonder whether your child may be in need of an evaluation of his or her hearing by an ENT doctor, you will want to review the following signs of trouble. This way, you will know that is time to make that appointment. Your Child Is Not Responding Properly To Questions It is important to make sure that you are paying close attention to the answers your child is giving when he or she is asked a question.
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  • Answers To Three Common Sleep Apnea Questions

    Breathing problems can be extremely disruptive to a person's life, but there are some individuals that assume that these problems only happen when a person is awake and physically active. However, sleep apnea can be a particularly common breathing problem that can have potentially serious consequences. For patients that are relatively unfamiliar with this condition, it may be beneficial to learn the following common questions and answers about this condition.
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  • 5 Tips For Communicating Effectively With Someone Who Has Hearing Aids

    If you have a friend or family member who has just gotten hearing aids, you can make communicating with them easier by doing a few simple things. Here are 5 tips for communicating effectively with someone who has hearing aids.  #1 Get Their Attention Before You Begin Speaking The first thing you need to do is make sure that you get their attention before you begin speaking to them. Don't assume that they can hear you from across the room or know that you are addressing them.
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  • What You Need To Know About Allergies And Allergy Shots

    Many people suffer from allergies. Whether it is to food or something in the environment you are probably living in constant fear that you will have a reaction. Even those who suffer from allergies may understand that their body has a reaction, but they may not know why. Understanding why your body has allergies will help you know what you can to do treat it and manage it. Here are some things you need to know about allergies.
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  • Four Tips For Talking To Your Loved Ones With Hearing Impairments

    Hearing loss is a significant concern for many people, adults and children alike. Not only is it difficult for the person affected by the hearing loss, but it can also be a struggle for the family, friends and others around them. Even for those who have hearing aids, communication can be a challenge. Understanding how best to communicate with those loved ones can make the process easier and help you foster a strong relationship.
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  • 3 Reasons To Go Gluten-Free If You Have Thyroid Issues

    Celiac disease is one of many types of autoimmune disorders, and one of the ways it is treated is by switching to a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free diets are not only helpful for people with Celiac disease, but they can also be helpful for people that have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, or any type of thyroid issue. If you have a thyroid condition, you may also want to try living a gluten-free lifestyle, and here are three reasons to consider doing this.
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