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Treatment Options for Tinnitus or Ringing in Ears [Podcast]

Posted February 09, 2023 by Deanna Nickerson, Au.D. CCC-A, CH-TM

In this episode, Dr. Deanna Nickerson leads a discussion about tinnitus and the treatment options available.

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What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

Posted August 01, 2022 by James K Salem, MD


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in 10 Americans have diabetes. Diabetes can take a toll on your quality of life, seriously impact your physical and mental well-being and lead to many medical issues, including affecting the eye.

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that affect diabetic patients. Patients who maintain high blood glucose for a prolonged period of time can damage the tiny blood vessels located behind…

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10 ways to stop and prevent nosebleeds

Posted December 06, 2021 by Gary Huang, M.D.


Nosebleeds are very common and can strike at any time. While they can look scary with blood trickling out your nose, the good news is nosebleeds are rarely serious.

But you may be wondering, what is causing this messy nuisance?

There are many reasons why you could be getting nosebleeds. The most common cause is dry air. During the winter months, dry household heat and cold, dry air outside can irritate nasal membranes and trigger nosebleeds.

Other reasons for nosebleeds can…

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When do adults need their tonsils removed?

Posted August 09, 2021 by Ryan Gerritsen, M.D.


Tonsillectomies are common surgeries performed on children. But sometimes adults can benefit from having their tonsils removed, too.

Tonsils are two oval-shaped clumps of tissue that sit in the back of your throat to trap germs that enter your body through your mouth or nose. Because they are your immune system’s first line of defense against bacteria or viruses, they are particularly vulnerable to infection and inflammation. This can cause recurring sore throats,…

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Why do we hiccup and how can we stop them?

Posted July 11, 2021 by Yan Sun, MD


We’ve all experienced it at one time or another: the dreaded hiccups. They can be funny at first, if not hysterical, but they quickly become a nuisance. Hiccups affect everyone, from babies in utero all the way up to senior citizens, but what are these loud, noisy, disruptive and sometimes uncomfortable hiccups?

Hiccups occur when the diaphragm, a dome-shaped muscle between the lungs and the stomach, spasms from irritation. The diaphragm pulls down when you inhale to let…

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All About Sinus Conditions [Podcast]

Posted May 18, 2021 by Dr. Philip Khalil and Dr. Ryan Gerritsen

Healthy VitalsDr. Philip Khalil and Dr. Ryan Gerritsen lead a discussion on sinus conditions, as well as treatment options.

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Keep an eye out for these 7 everyday habits that are hurting your vision

Posted May 10, 2021 by Jennifer Bohl, M.D.


Vision is something many of us take for granted. We use our eyes to see our loved ones, read a great book or watch a movie, play video games with our children and every activity in between.

However, you may be surprised to see that many of the habits you practice every day could actually be putting your eyesight at risk and could lead to painful eye conditions or even vision loss.

Yes, some eye conditions are hereditary, but many are a result of poor eye care. Summa Health…

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Signs of Thyroid Disease That You Should Get Checked Immediately

Posted January 06, 2020 by Ryan D Mills, DO


The thyroid is a small but mighty gland in your neck that produces the thyroid hormone which has huge importance in how your body functions. This gland impacts many different areas of your health, including your metabolism, heart function, digestive function, muscle control, mood and brain development.

According to the American Thyroid Association,more than 20 million Americans suffer from some form of thyroid disease, and women are as much as 8 times more likely than men to…

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Warning Signs of Glaucoma and How it is Treated

Posted December 10, 2019 by Jennifer Bohl, MD

Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve of the eye, which can lead to progressive vision loss. There are different types of glaucoma, each of which is related to pressure inside the eye and mostly occurring later in life, though possibly can develop at any age. Vision loss related to glaucoma is permanent and if untreated, can result in complete blindness.  In fact, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60.…

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How to Deal with Your Spring Allergies

Posted March 28, 2018 by Dr. Lynn M Hamrich


Warmer air, flowers blooming, sunshine! Most of us are happy to be headed into spring. But for some of us, this is the time of year we dread the most - spring allergy season. Did you know spring allergies can actually begin as early as February, depending on your location and the duration of your winter season? And, they can last until the middle of summer!

Common Causes of Allergies

First, let’s talk about the most common cause of allergies: pollen. It’s an…

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