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What's Causing Your Balance and Dizziness?

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 22 Feb 2017

What's causing your balance and dizziness? Answers and treatment advice from Dr. Jack Wazen and Dr. Laura Wazen.

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When to Visit a Doctor for Your Sinus Infection: Symptoms to Consider

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 16 Feb 2017

Sinus infections may be caused by a cold, the flu or allergies, but they can also be triggered by bacteria, including streptococcus pneumonia or staphylococcus aureus. Sometimes it can be difficult for patients to determine if they have a cold or...

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How Does Hearing Loss Occur?

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 10 Feb 2017

Hearing loss occurs for a wide variety of reasons. Some reasons are serious enough to require immediate and long term attention. Other causes aren't so serious and will only require short term attention. Below, we take a look at both types of...

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10 Tips for Communicating with the Hearing Impaired

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 01 Feb 2017

Communicating with those who are hearing impaired does not necessarily require sign language. In fact, there are multiple ways to communicate with people who suffer from hearing loss, depending on factors such as the degree of their loss, their...

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Immunotherapy: How to Get Rid of Environmental Allergy Symptoms?

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 25 Jan 2017

Those who suffer from allergies know how important quick relief is without feeling tired, drowsy or out of it. Severe seasonal environmental allergies can leave you reaching for allergy medicine every four to six hours wondering if there is any...

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Hoarseness Causes and Therapies

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 18 Jan 2017

Hoarseness is a general term that describes an abnormality in the voice. When your voice is hoarse, you may sound strained, breathy, raspy, or change in pitch frequently. The changes may be caused by disorders affecting the vocal cords, which...

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Vocal Cord Paralysis Symptoms and Treatment

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 11 Jan 2017

The vocal cords are used to breathe, talk, and swallow. They serve as a valve at the top of the windpipe. They open widely to allow air to pass into the lungs and close tightly to protect our airway when we swallow. Pushing air through the vocal...

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Treatment Option for Otosclerosis

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 05 Jan 2017

A Stapedectomy is  is a surgical procedure of the middle ear performed in order to improve hearing. If the stapes footplate is fixed in position, rather than being normally mobile, then a conductive hearing loss results. There are two major...

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Treatment for Symptoms of Ménière's Disease

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 22 Dec 2016

Meniere’s disease cannot be cured, but the debilitating symptoms can be successfully treated. The main treatments for symptoms include medication, injections to the middle ear and a few non-invasive therapies. Meniere’s disease does not go away...

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Allergy Headaches: What Causes Them and How to Treat Them

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 15 Dec 2016

An allergy headache is just as it sounds- when allergies cause a person to have a headache. The symptoms of an allergy headache include throbbing and pain around the sinus area, pain around the eyes, a red, swollen and runny nose, and pain on the...

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