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Understanding Laryngitis

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Laryngitis is a common problem that many people will encounter in the course of a lifetime. Essentially, it is an inflammation of your larynx (voice box) that can happen due to overuse, infection, or irritation. Your vocal cords are two folds of mucous membrane that cover over some muscle and cartilage. They sit inside your larynx where they open and …

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Adults with Hearing Loss at Higher Risk for Unemployment

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Hearing loss is prevalent in the United States today, with roughly 48 million Americans living with measurable hearing loss. In the population, aged 65 and up, about one-third of people have hearing loss, and the number climbs to two-thirds by age 75. Nearly 100% of centenarians have hearing loss, so it is likely that we will all experience some hearing …

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What Exactly Causes Spring Allergies?

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Spring is an exciting time of the year. The weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and there’s more sun! But this can also be a challenging time for people who experience spring allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, spring allergies affect more than 50 million people each year. People have to navigate various symptoms including …

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What Causes Tension Headaches?

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Most people are familiar with experiencing headaches. But did you know that there are different types of headaches? This includes sinus, cluster, migraine, and tension headaches which are associated with concentrated pain or discomfort in different affected areas.  The most common type is tension headaches which are often described as a squeezing sensation around the forehead. Tension headaches can occur …

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Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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This month is Better Hearing and Speech Month! Organized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), this initiative seeks to raise awareness about communication disorders and solutions that transform health.  Hearing loss is one of the most pervasive medical conditions that people navigate today. Impacting nearly 48 million people, hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition that older …

Propel Springs Life into Sinus Sufferers

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Fast Facts: Chronic Sinusitis, Sinus Surgery and PROPEL® Sinus Stent What are the symptoms of chronic sinusitis? How common is it? The condition affects one in eight adults – 29 million Americans. One of the most common health conditions in the U.S. The sinuses are air-­‐filled cavities located within the bones around the nose and eyes that allow for natural …