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Case Study: Chronic Sinusitis with Nasal Polyposis 

A 65-year-old male with a history of environmental allergies has experienced a long history of post-nasal drip, facial pressure around his nose and eyes, difficulty breathing through his nose, and a decreased sense of smell. He has had multiple episodes of acute sinus infections with associated yellow discharge from his nose and discolored post-nasal drip. These episodes are often treated with courses of antibiotics and steroids. The patients baseline symptoms of nasal congestion and facial pressure have never been completely …

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Case Study: Temporalis Tendon Transfer

Facial Nerve Disorders A 73-year-old woman suffered with left sided facial paralysis for one-year that began immediately following the removal of a large acoustic neuroma. In addition to her facial droop, she also complained of blurred vision, left nasal obstruction, and had difficulty eating and drinking. The patient also felt her speech was difficult for others to comprehend.  (This photo demonstrates a Before (Left Photo) and After (Right Photo) following the Temporalis Tendon Transfer during a 6-month period.)  Examination from …

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Reducing Stress and Anxiety through Music

Music affects your health in more ways than you can think. Music serves as an excellent backdrop for your life and its enjoyment from what you’re doing while also reducing stress.  In most cases music can help make you feel more alert and enhance your concentration.  Stress and Anxiety are mental health conditions which cause mental and emotional tension within the body. Cortisol is a hormone released during stress. Different song waves activate different parts of the brain which can …

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Good Brain Foods For Children

Republished from Medial News Daily Nutrition is essential in aiding the development of children’s brains, and it plays a key role in concentration and learning. Certain foods, such as eggs, oily fish, and vegetables, contain nutrients crucial for early development.  Foods containing essential nutrients are important for children’s brain development and function. Low glycemic index (GI) foods can also support brain function by balancing blood sugar. These foods can help improve concentration and focus while at school. This article discusses the …

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The Health Wonders of Watermelon

Republished from MayoHealthClinic.org Watermelon is a staple at many summertime picnics and gatherings around the country. While most people agree watermelon tastes good, a majority are unaware of the many health benefits this wonderful fruit contains. Watermelon — the disease fighter Did you know watermelon has more lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable? Lycopene is an antioxidant linked to decreased risk of cancer, heart disease and age-related eye disorders. Watermelon is nutritious Watermelon is the perfect sweet treat …

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How To Sleep If You Have Lower Back Pain

  Republished from MedicalNewsToday.com Lower back pain can affect a person’s sleep as well as their daily activities, and sleeping in certain positions can cause or worsen the issue.  Below, learn about some appropriate sleeping positions for people with lower back pain. Then, find advice about choosing the right pillows and mattresses. The Best Sleeping Positions For Lower Back Pain Certain positions can place unnecessary strain on the neck, hips, and back, worsening, or even causing, back pain.  It is important to …

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Mediterranean Diet and Possible Impact on Dementia

  Republished from MedicalNewsToday.com A new study finds that the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet may include a reduced chance of developing dementia and memory loss.  Specifically, the diet appears to lower the level of amyloid and tau proteins that are linked with dementia. People following the Mediterranean diet scored better on memory tests than those who were not following the diet. Previous research has determined that a Mediterranean diet can benefit heart health and aid in weight loss. Now, a …

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How To Cleanse Your Lungs Naturally

  Republished from MedicalNewsToday.com Lung cleansing techniques may benefit people who smoke, people who get regular exposure to air pollution, and those with chronic conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cystic fibrosis. Breathing in air pollution, cigarette smoke, and other toxins can damage the lungs and even cause health conditions. Maintaining the health of the lungs is essential for keeping the rest of the body healthy. According to the World Health Organization …

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5 Suggestions to Maintain a Healthy Life

  From Healthline.com Following a healthy lifestyle often seems incredibly complicated.  Advertisements and experts all around you seem to give conflicting advice.  However, leading a healthy life doesn’t need to be complicated. To gain optimal health, lose weight and feel better every day, we suggest trying to follow these 5 simple guidelines 1. Do Not Put Toxic Things Into Your Body Many things people put in their bodies are downright toxic.  Some, such as cigarettes, alcohol and abusive drugs, are also highly addictive, …

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The Facts About Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  Republished from WebMD When it comes to fat, there’s one type you don’t want to cut back on: omega-3 fatty acids. Two crucial ones — EPA and DHA — are primarily found in certain fish. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they deliver some big health benefits. How They Help Your Health Blood fat (triglycerides). …

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