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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4 Signs That You May Have a Deviated Septum

The septum is the wall dividing the cavity in your nose into two halves. When that wall moves too far away from center, it’s …

Burning Mouth Syndrome

If you think you have burned your tongue but it doesn’t seem to be getting any better, you may be suffering from burning …

The Water Dehydration Pinch Test (and the Benefits of Drinking Water)

  We lose water daily through sweat, urine, stool, and even breathing. We can also experience above-average water loss …