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Have you ever felt a hard lump on the side of your throat? These lumps can appear if you have an infection in the throat or the ears. Even an infected tooth can cause these hard lumps on the side of the throat to appear. The hard knot you feel is a lymph node (also called a gland) that has

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Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) has announced that they have received FDA approval to start clinical trials for a new treatment for Meniere’s disease, a form of vertigo that affects almost 600,000 people in the United States. If approved, it would be the only medication for sensorineural disease. Meniere’s disease and vertigo Meniere’s disease causes vertigo: a sensation that the environment is

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Ask the Pediatric ENT – How are Bedwetting and Sleep Apnea Related? Question : My child is over five years old and has problems wetting the bed. The pediatrician says his kidneys and bladder are fine, but he might have problems breathing at night. How is that related to bedwetting? Answer : Bedwetting and sleep apnea can be connected. Treating

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a common but highly annoying form of vertigo . A change in position can cause you to feel as if the environment around you is spinning when it is stationary. Nausea and vomiting can accompany the spinning feeling. This vertigo is episodic. That means it comes on suddenly and is over as quickly as it

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Kids get colds a lot. That’s just part of being a kid. Their immune systems are learning by doing; and doing means practicing germ fighting on every cold virus and bacteria around. Every cold doesn’t mean a trip to the pediatrician, but there may come a time when those colds turn into ear infections. Then the ear infections turn into

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