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Guarding against peripheral artery disease

Guarding against peripheral artery disease

by Yenny (SU)
As we all know, walking is one of the best exercises you can do at any age. But when merely taking a stroll causes pain in your legs, it may be a sign of a serious circulatory condition known as peripheral artery disease (PAD).

What Exactly Does an Otorhinolaryngologist Treat?

What Exactly Does an Otorhinolaryngologist Treat?

by Yenny (SU)
The word otorhinolaryngology or its shorter form, otolaryngology, is derived from the Greek root words: otos (ear), rhino (nose), laryngo (windpipe) and logos (science). So an otorhinolaryngologist is a physician who studied, trained in, and treats diseases of the ear, nose, throat, face, head and neck. The popular acronym for this specialty branch of medicine is ENT, or an ear, nose, and throat specialist. All three terms are used interchangeably.

What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

by Yenny (SU)
It’s that time of year – when allergy sufferers are reaching for tissues and taking note of the daily pollen count. But if you haven’t been previously diagnosed with an allergy, how do you know if you have allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or are just coming down with a cold or the flu?

Urology – Not Just for Men

Urology – Not Just for Men

by Yenny (SU)
Contrary to popular belief, however, urology is a branch of medicine that deals with the urinary health and reproductive tract of both men and women. After all, both sexes have urethras, bladders, and kidneys, and urologists are highly trained physicians who use both medication and surgery to treat problems in these and other areas regardless of one’s gender.

Can Allergies Lower Your Immune System?

Can Allergies Lower Your Immune System?

by Yenny (SU)
Spring is upon us – and with it, the usual threat of seasonal allergies. But to make matters worse, we’re in the midst of one of the worst cold and flu seasons in recent years. Which raises an interesting question – do allergies weaken our immune system, and are those who suffer from allergies thus at greater risk of getting sick?

Ask Your Doctor – Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Ask Your Doctor – Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

by Yenny (SU)
With type 2 diabetes, the body either doesn't produce enough insulin, or it resists insulin. That can lead to serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, or eye and foot problems. Not only that, but the longer you have diabetes, the more likely you will develop health problems.

Should You See an ENT After a Car Accident?

Should You See an ENT After a Car Accident?

by Yenny (SU)
Every day, there are thousands of motor vehicle accidents throughout the U.S., some more serious than others. Those that involve personal injury require immediate medical attention in the form of first responders or emergency room visits.

Can Your Primary Care Physician Help Your Osteoarthritis?

Can Your Primary Care Physician Help Your Osteoarthritis?

by Yenny (SU)
When you’re in pain or have any type of healthcare situation, who’s the first medical professional you turn to? For many people, it’s their primary care physician. After all, your primary care doctor can usually diagnose your condition and set you on the right course. If they cannot, he or she can refer you to the appropriate specialist who can. But when it comes to dealing with osteoarthritis, or any of the numerous arthritis-related conditions for that matter, your primary doctor can play a significant role in identifying and treating the ailment.

Talking to Your Doctor About the Information You Read Online

Talking to Your Doctor About the Information You Read Online

by Natalie (SU)
The effects of the information superhighway – the internet – are felt in every area of modern life. When faced with a question to which they don’t have an answer, people will immediately google it. The information-at-your-fingertips culture has infiltrated even complex scientific and medical fields.

Guarding Against At-Home Allergies

Guarding Against At-Home Allergies

by Natalie (SU)
Allergies are a growing and chronic health issue, both among adults and children. 50 million Americans suffer from different allergies, with allergic reactions varying from mild to life threatening.

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