Category: ENT News Updates

Nosebleeds: Why We Get Them and the Proper Way to Treat Them

Nosebleeds can be frightening, especially when your own child suffers one. However, most are not serious. Some will stop on their own; others will stop after administering a few simple first-aid steps. The American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery tells us that nosebleeds “…are most common in children aged 2-10 years and adults aged 50-80 years”.

If you or a family member suffer from nosebleeds, here is what you need to know.

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ENT News Update | Summer 2013

Prevalence and Impact of Balance Disorders in the Elderly

Impaired balance and dizziness, among the most common chronic problems elderly people report to their physicians, can result from abnormalities in various organ systems, including the central and peripheral nervous vestibular, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular. Lin and Bhattacharyya from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, investigated balance disorder prevalence among the elderly population and its impact on activities of daily living (ADL). From the 2008 sample of the National Health Interview Survey, which is conducted annually by the US Census Bureau, data were extracted for 37.3 million people aged >= 65 years. The mean age of this population was 74.4 years; 56.9% were women. Of the total sample, 19.6% reported a problem with dizziness or balance in the preceding 12 months.

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Common ENT Conditions in Winter, Part II

There are many illnesses that commonly occur during the winter. Depending upon the age and health of your family members …

Seasonal Allergies: What to Do If You Have a Christmas Tree Allergy

This past Thanksgiving weekend saw many families out shopping for Christmas trees, wreathes, and mistletoe while also taking …

Common ENT Conditions in Winter, Part I

Whether or not you like the winter months that are upon us and the holidays and winter sports they bring, one thing is certain: …