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Remedies for a Sore Throat

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. David Tojo, M.D. Sore throats rarely present on their own; they are typically a symptom of a viral infection (e.g., the flu or cold). Other causes of sore throats include allergies, dry weather, muscle/voice strain, gastroesophageal reflex disease, or cancer. The following remedies for sore throats...

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Acid Reflux; What’s the difference between LPR and GERD?

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Alexander Goldin, M.D. Acid reflux occurs when stomach content backflows up the esophagus. Overtime, the acid from the stomach content can cause tissue damage at the esophagus and/or throat. But did you know there are different types of acid reflux? We will compare LPR and GERD;...

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Silent Reflex and Esophageal Cancer

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Alexander Goldin, M.D. What do Humphrey Bogart and Eddie Van Halen have in common? Esophageal Cancer. The esophagus is a long, hollow tube that extends from the back of the throat to the stomach helping to move food from the mouth to the digestive system. Cancer...

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You Need Hearing Aids- Here’s What to do Next – Part 2

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. After a new hearing loss diagnosis, patients have many questions. In this second part, I will answer some of the most commonly asked questions. What happens if I choose to do nothing about my hearing loss? Studies have linked untreated hearing loss effects to balance problems,...

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You Need Hearing Aids – Here’s What to do Next – Part 1

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Hearing loss develops gradually over time, thus its impact may not feel apparent at all times. However, untreated hearing loss is far more noticeable than hearing aids. If you miss a punch line to a joke, or respond inappropriately in conversation, people may have concerns about...

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How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Michael Layland, M.D. Who doesn’t love the feeling of sand between their toes, the sun glistening overhead, and the salty breeze cooling them off? A wonderful day at the beach that ends with the slushing of water stuck in your ear; it seems like after a...

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Hearing Loss and Dementia- No Hearing Loss is Too Minor

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Dementia, defined as a loss of brain function that can be caused by a variety of disorders affecting the brain. Symptoms include forgetfulness, impaired thinking, and judgment, personality changes, agitation, and loss of emotional control. A study by Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., from John Hopkins University...

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May is National Better Hearing Month

May is National Better Hearing Month and The Ear, Nose, and Throat Center and the American Academy of Audiology are encouraging the public to contact an audiologist if they suspect hearing loss for themselves or any of their loved ones. It’s important to make an appointment now and not procrastinate....

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HPV and Throat Cancer

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Alexander Goldin, M.D. Cancer of the throat and mouth has been thought to affect smokers. However, there’s another risk factor that can cause cancer in non-smokers; Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Human Papilloma Virus affects the skin causing warts. Understanding the effects of this virus and protection...

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Why Do You Get Motion Sickness?

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. David Tojo, M.D. Have you ever wondered why you get motion sickness from reading in the car? Or why you feel nauseas from the swaying of the boat while others seem fine? Let’s breakdown motion sickness: Your balance system is in your ears. It can detect...

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