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Last month we learned about the significant link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and diabetes and obesity. However, the associations with OSA doesn’t end there – the relationship between OSA and mental illness is well established and can further complicate both the diagnosis and treatment of these two diseases.   A quick recap of OSA […]

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sneaky disease affecting 22 to 25 million American adults. These figures are uncertain as it’s thought that the majority of sufferers – up to 80% of patients with moderate to severe cases – are actually unaware that they have OSA (hence its sneaky nature). This is partially due to […]

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The recent horror movie, Us by Jordan Peele unwittingly brought to the spotlight a certain voice disorder known as spasmodic dysphonia. In the film, a terrifying character named Red, played by actress Lupita Nyong’o, speaks with an unusual (and deliberately freakish) tone of voice, which she later explains in interviews was inspired by spasmodic dysphonia. […]

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Spring is here and it typically signals plant pollination. The cold weather, however, will delay pollination but, most likely, not the amount of pollen Philadelphia will get. The colder Philadelphia spring means less pollen, right? No. Although you won’t see many green leaves just yet, the wind currents will bring pollen to Philadelphia from hundreds […]

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The continuous positive airway pressure machine, commonly known as a CPAP machine, is the front line defense against sleep apnea, a condition that causes dangerous pauses in breathing while sleeping. Sleep apnea has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, stroke and heart attack so treating it is vitally important to your health. If […]

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Do you know the difference between a symptom that is caused by virus or bacterial infection and one that is the result of oral cancer? A diagnosis by an ENT doctor will tell you for sure but it’s also important to know and understand the symptoms because treatment could lead to early, life-saving treatment. In […]

The post Knowing the Symptoms of Oral Cancer Can Save Your Life appeared first on BergerHenry ENT Specialty Group.

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There are a number of different reasons that are cause for people to have trouble breathing. A deviated septum is oftentimes the culprit. A deviated septum is crooked cartilage inside the nose that can interfere with proper air flow. Some estimates1 indicate that 75 percent of people may have a deviated septum of some degree […]

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Post nasal drip is irritating. It can cause congestion, a cough and a sore throat.  It feels as though liquid is running down the back of your throat, and in many cases, it is. Post nasal drip is actually part of a condition called rhinitis – an inflammation of the lining of the nose.   […]

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Americans aren’t sleeping- or at least not as much as they should – and it’s causing illness and disease. The extent of America’s sleep problem is well documented. According to the American Sleep Association: 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder Almost 40% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in […]

The post Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to a Plethora of Diseases appeared first on BergerHenry ENT Specialty Group.

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The holidays can be challenging for numerous reasons, not the least of which is trying to stay well. Office and family gatherings, traveling, eating more non-nutritional foods, and exercising less can all contribute to weaker immune systems. In short, the holidays can create the perfect breeding ground for every opportunistic germ that comes within hailing […]

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