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Is Vaping Bad for Your Allergies?

Vaping has been out a while. You seen them before. Teenagers and young Millennials holding a small, handheld device to their mouth and puffing out a quickly dispersing plume of disappearing smoke. It’s not smoke, though, it’s water vapor. What used to be a novelty that only existed in trendy hookah lounges is now a nationwide trend, spawning a new…
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February 21, 2020
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When Should I Consider Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a well-regarded procedure for patients with chronic sinusitis. The minimally invasive procedure involves dilating the openings of the major nasal sinuses. Whether it's some or all 3 of them, this dilation enables the nasal passages to be cleared and drained. But it is still a procedure. Minimally invasive or not, a procedure is a procedure. Take the…
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February 21, 2020
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How Your Snoring Partner Could Kill You

But what happens when that soft, sweet sleep is rudely interrupted by the boisterous snoring of your beloved? Like a splash of cold water in the morning, your partner’s snoring can affect your health & wellness in ways you probably haven't considered. Sleep Problems are Shared Even if you aren't fully woken from sleep, you are more than likely still…
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February 8, 2020
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Tips For Staying Healthy During The Winter

We’re not used to the cold in Houston. Given our perennially temperate climate, our bodies have to adapt when one of those blue northers come blowing through our city. We’ll pull out our bulky jackets, put on our tall boots, and—when the moment’s right—even don our 1 wool scarf. (Fine, if you’re a Newstonian from the North, you’ve been through…
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November 21, 2019
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Sinusitis Problems That Occur In the Elderly

Jack Benny once said, “Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” Advancements in science, medicine, and technology means we don’t have to mind our old age. Older patients, though, present certain complications they do have to mind. When dealing with the symptoms of sinusitis, the right treatment is what’s most important…
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May 17, 2019
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How Effective Are Non-Prescription Nasal Sprays?

It’s vital to breathe freely. Your seasonal allergies can make that a little more difficult. When your nose is stuffed up or running, it can make your life uncomfortable, annoying, or worrisome. Treating your congestion needs to be convenient, affordable, and (most importantly) effective. When symptoms get worse, then an effective treatment will require more involved and more costly measures.…
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April 29, 2019
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The Sexist World of Sleep Apnea

When we think of someone snoring, we usually picture a portly man with his mouth agape. It’s supposed to be humorous (despite it being a little sizeist). Society says it’s okay to hold up the male figure to be powerless as he makes a funny sound in his dormant state. As medical professionals, we see someone who potentially has a…
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March 19, 2019