HPV vaccination: Girls AND Boys need it!

Currently in the state of Virginia, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination is required for all girls entering school. Immunizing boys is not required. Whether a parent opts to immunize their son for HPV is between them and their pediatrician, and many adopt not to. Let me share with you why this is a serious mistake. […]

Sleep improved after sinus surgery

Are you not sleeping well?  Perhaps you should consider the health of your sinuses!  A new study in JAMA (141:873-881) reports that individuals with chronic sinus disease have a higher chance of having sleep disruption than healthy individuals.  The reasons for this association are currently not understood.  Certainly, most would acknowledge that breathing through your […]

Depression is linked to Hearing Loss

Recently published in the medical journal JAMA-Otolaryngology,  a study entitled “Hearing impairment associated with depression in US adults..” published by Roy Wilson, MD and others, showed a real correlation between hearing loss and the development of depression.   Surveys were sent to adults 18 years and older to determine the presence of depression and the […]

Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancer a Year: Study

Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find THURSDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) — About 340,000 cancer cases in the United States could be prevented each year if more Americans ate a healthy diet, got regular exercise and limited their alcohol intake, according to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). (more…)

Can you hear me now? More teens can’t

One in every five teens has at least a slight hearing loss. Many experts suspect the primary cause is the use of headphones to listen to portable music. August 18, 2010|By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times Teenagers aren’t necessarily tuning out adults; they simply might not be able to hear them. (more…)