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Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea

Workout regimen for the upper airway may improve sleep disorder symptoms, study finds FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Tongue and throat exercises may help people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) find relief, a new report says. A three-month program helped reduc...

President of the Mississippi Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Society Joins with Retasure to Prevent Vision Loss

William S. Mayo, D.O. has partnered to read digital retinal images for Retasure™ by Digital Healthcare, a Wake Forest, NC company specializing in retinal health assessment for diabetics. Dr. Mayo is the president of the Mississippi Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Society and is a double board ce...

New Sucrets(R) ICE Cools Sore Throat Pain

Fruit-flavored, "frozen lozenge" provides breakthrough method to help medicine go down LANGHORNE, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down" -- parents know in reality it just isn't that easy. That's why Insight Pharmaceuticals has introduced Sucrets(R) ...

Integrated Beverage Group Launches Children's Throat Cooler(R) in Canada

Non-Medicated Ice that Hydrates and Soothes Young Throats Now Available Across the Northern Border FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As cough and cold season rapidly approaches, Integrated Beverage Group, Ltd. (IBG), a manufacturer of innovative sports and nutrition products has lau...

Integrated Beverage Group Launches Children's Throat Cooler(R)

Non-Medicated Ice to Hydrate and Soothe Young Throats FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As cough and cold season rapidly approaches, Integrated Beverage Group, Ltd. (IBG), a manufacturer of innovative sports and nutraceutical products has launched its newest product -- Children's Th...

Newer radiation treatment easier for some throat cancer patients

Treating throat cancer with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can improve the health-related quality of life of patients compared to conventional radiation therapy (CRT), according to a study in the December 1 issue of the International Journal for Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, th...

Tonsillectomy Not Always Cost-Effective for Kids' Throat Woes

Close monitoring and treatment may often be the smarter choice, study suggests MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- In children with mild to moderate symptoms of throat infection, surgery to remove the tonsils is more expensive, but not necessarily more beneficial, compared to simply watching an...

Oral Sex Implicated in Some Throat and Neck Cancers

HPV virus is cause; vaccination may reduce incidence, experts say,,,, MONDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Human papillomavirus (HPV), which is believed to be responsible for most cervical cancers, may also be at the root of many cancers of the mouth and throat, new research suggests...

Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst cases, researchers say,, FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A single dose of a corticosteroid, given along with antibiotics, can relieve severe sore throat pain faster and more effectively than antibiotics alone, a new study su...

A Glass of Wine can Keep Tooth Decay and a Sore Throat at Bay

A new study has revealed that a regular glass of wine, both red and white can help put off tooth decay, gum disease and heal sore throats . According to Italian scientists, who used bottles of supermarket Valpolicella and Pinot Nero wine, the drink has ingredients that can kill bacteria. ...

Miraculous Recovery for Australian Child Whose Throat was Speared

On July 2, the five year-old HUGO Borbilas was leaning on the mailbox of his family's home waiting for a playmate to arrive when he lost his footing and became impaled on the cast-iron fence. An iron spike plunged fivecentimetres into his throat, narrowly missing his carotid artery, oesoph...

Blood Test may Help Signal Tumor's Remission, Return in Throat Cancer Patients

A blood test that detects proteins commonly released by a growing tumor could one day become a useful tool for monitoring the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation treatment in people with advanced throat cancer, according to a study published in the June 1, 2007, issue of Clinical Cancer Re...

Singapore, India To Do Joint Research On Oral And Throat Cancers

Cancer centres in Singapore and India plan to expand joint research into oral and throat cancers, the city-state's leading cancer centre said Tuesday//. The cooperation between Singapore's National Cancer Centre (NCC) and the Kerala-based Regional Cancer Centre builds on a screening programme ...

Smoking lowers chances of surviving throat cancer

Smoking and drinking reduces the likelihood of improvement and survival for people with cancer of the larynx or lower pharynx, a study says//. Eating eating a vegetable-rich diet with vitamin C improves their chances of survival, a study published in current issue of the International Journa...

Good News For Individuals Suffering From Frequent Throat Infections

Researchers say they might have positive news for the many adults and children who have endured the pain of strep throat infections .// Developing a vaccine to prevent group A streptococcal infections has been a goal for most researchers for more than 70 years. Group A streptococcus is respons...

Tonsillectomy reduces risk of strep throat

Children who are more susceptible to strep throat infection benefit by undergoing tonsillectomy,according to a Mayo clinic study.// Children whose tonsils have not been removed are over three times more likely to develop subsequent episodes of strep throat than children who undergo tonsillectom...

Minute Spring Removed From Boys Throat

In a delicate operation, a team of doctors here sucessfully removed a 'minute spring' which had got stuck in the throat of a 11-month-old (RPT 11-month-old) boy. // Dr Palaniappan of Apollo Hospital here, who led a team of doctors to perform the operation recently, told PTI here that Muniraj ...

Cancer Patient Exercises for the Throat

Aerobics for the throat may help head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation maintain their swallowing function. Researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville are close to completing a pilot trial to determine if the exercises work. Radiation therapy often causes pain and dry...

Smoking impairs protective reflex in throat

Researchers at the Medical college of Wisconsin have recently shown that smoking leads to damage of the protective reflexes in the throat area. A one-way valve keeps stomach acid from flowing back into the hroat and smoking causes damage to the// pharyngoglottal closure reflex, which closes off the...

Excessive use of antibiotics for sore throat

According to a new survey, it is found that doctors are prescribing unnecessary antibiotics for sore throats. A sore throat is the second most common symptom sending people to their doctor. Generally a sore throat is caused by a virus and will not respond to antibiotics. But researchers at Massachu...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

...pediatrician in private practice in Chappaqua, N.Y. "You could have a strep throat or gastroenteritis or something, and that's overkill for those people and a...orking parents -- providing babysitters and so on for someone who has strep throat and is treated with penicillin and is ready to go back to school in a day o...

PEAK Surgical Introduces PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) TnA

...U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This new product is indicated for cutting and coagulation of soft tissue during otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat [ENT]) surgery, including removal of the tonsils and adenoids. "Having tried all of the energy-based device options on the market for tonsille...

Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

... medication. For colds, the best remedies are the simplest and can often be found in your kitchen, not a drugstore. For example, you can soothe a sore throat with a saltwater gargle, or try honey or non-medicated lozenges for a cough. Controlling allergies starts by limiting exposure to the triggers, keepin...

Study finds increased 'sibling risk' of obstructive sleep apnea in children

...e reports that the prevalence of OSA is approximately two percent in otherwise healthy young children. OSA occurs when soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway during sleep. Most children with OSA have a history of snoring that tends to be loud and may include obvious pauses i...

Benefits from upper airway surgery for sleep apnea found to equal CPAP

.... In contrast, those patients who were prescribed, but did not adequately use CPAP, had minimal QOL improvement. The upper airway includes nose and throat (pharyngeal) areas, particularly behind the soft palate and tongue. Reconstructive surgery to treat sleep apnea involves clearing any blockages in tho...

FDA Approves TYVASO (Treprostinil) Inhalation Solution for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

...ontrolled clinical study were cough, headache, nausea, dizziness, flushing, throat irritation, pharyngolaryngeal pain and diarrhea. United Therapeutics...ontrolled clinical study were cough, headache, nausea, dizziness, flushing, throat irritation, pharyngolaryngeal pain and diarrhea. Please see the TYVASO ful...

Stryker Announces Election of New Director

...roducts include implants used in joint replacement, trauma, craniomaxillofacial and spinal surgeries; biologics; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment; endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emerge...

American CareSource Holdings Increases ACS Network's Convenience and Quality With MinuteClinic Signing

...e in family health care and are trained to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions when clinically indicated for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus and Hepatitis A are also available. MinuteClin...

Dr. Jack P. Gunter Assembles an Elite Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Team in Dallas, Texas

... well-known skills in the field of nose surgery, and his singular career-focus on rhinoplasty. He is board-certified in Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat surgery) and a member of both the Rhinoplasty Society and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. During his training, Dr....

Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

...roducts include implants used in joint replacement, trauma, craniomaxillofacial and spinal surgeries; biologics; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment; endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emerge...

Clarian Health/Indiana University School of Medicine Specialty Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation

...rankings are:   Gastrointestinal Disorders 13th Urology 16th Orthopedics 24th Neurology & Neurosurgery 26th Ear, Nose, throat 26th Respiratory Disorders 26th Geriatric Care 27th Cancer 32nd Kidney Disease 38th Riley Hospital for Children recognized progr...

PARI Granted US Patent for Vortex Holding Chamber

...there are a number of problems delivering an effective dose to patients. These include medication waste due to high-speed delivery to the back of the throat and loss of medication due to improper use. The Vortex Holding Chamber does a wonderful job of addressing these issues, in particular for young patie...

Ochsner Medical Center, Only Louisiana Hospital Listed in 'America's Best' by U.S. News

... is the only Louisiana hospital to be ranked as one of the 50 "Best Hospitals in America" in Heart & Heart Surgery, Urology, and Ear, Nose and throat (ENT) in U.S. News & World Report's 2009-10 publication. "This is an honor for Ochsner; the physicians and medical staff who strive to...

New Outpatient Treatment for Heartburn-Related Problem Stops Esophageal Cancer Before It Starts

...quire surgery," Parsons said. "It usually takes 35 to 45 minutes, and it's very safe. Patients usually recover quickly despite having a sore throat or chest discomfort for a few days after the procedure." According to the American Gastroenterological Association, more than 60 million Amer...

Fewer Shots Could Still Protect Kids From Pneumonia

...o vaccine (control group). The children were checked after 12 months, 18 months and 24 months for pneumococcal microorganisms in the upper part of the throat behind the nose. Compared to those in the control group, children in both vaccine groups had far lower rates of microorganisms that can cause pneum...

Charlotte Cowan MD Honored by Obama Administration for Innovative 'Doctor Hippo' Series of Children's Books

...with the Big Earache, Peeper Has a Fever, Katie Caught a Cold, Sadie's Sore throat , and The Moose with Loose Poops, contains its own, separate Parent Guid.... Approximately 7.3 million outpatient visits attributable to sore throat occur yearly among children in the US, and group A streptococcus is respons...

Antibiotics May Boost Risk for Recurrent Ear Infection

...recurrent ear infection for the amoxicillin group. However, the study also found that 30 percent of children in the placebo group had ear, nose and throat surgery after their initial infection, compared with 21 percent in the amoxicillin group. The higher recurrence rate among children who took amoxic...

Holistic Skin Contouring Treatment Now Offered by Renowned Surgeon - 'The Results Are Simply Amazing'

...f Medicine. Ordon completed his training program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital's Manhattan Eye, Ear and throat Institute in New York City. He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Dartmouth Medical College and the UCLA School of Medici...

Acclarent, Inc. Completes Office-Based Study Using Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) Technology

...eading medical technology company dedicated to designing, developing, and commercializing products that address conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat (ENT) today announced the completion of a study evaluating the treatment of patients with Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) technology in the office setting. Th...

MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider in All CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Plans

...e in family health care and are trained to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions when clinically indicated for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus and Hepatitis A are also available. MinuteClin...
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