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How to Properly Care for Your Ears

OAT
October 18, 2018

Proper ear health is important. Taking care of your ears eliminates the chances of bacterial buildup and hearing loss. The ear is a complex network of organs designed to process sound and send it to the brain. But, they are also very delicate. If you aren't careful about accurately cleaning and listening to music at a safe volume, you risk infections or worse, hearing loss. Following these tips for practicing good ear health will help you manage and avoid auditory damages. 

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Topics: Ear Care

Thyroid 101: How Your Thyroid Works and Common Complications

OAT
September 25, 2018

Your thyroid is a small gland that packs a lot of punch. It's found at the base of your neck and is a major player in your body's endocrine system. When it functions properly, your body works flawlessly keeping you at a healthy weight and body temperature. When there are abnormalities, it will tip your wellness scale causing some symptoms that can be quite uncomfortable and challenging to live with. We discuss everything you need to know about the thyroid and the most common issues so you can help keep it healthy.

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Topics: Throat Care

Common Problems That Affect Your Singing Voice

OAT
September 17, 2018

Nashville has been hailed Music City for decades. Over the years the impact the city has had on music culture grows stronger and rivals other cities like NYC and London as a musical influencer. Prominent players from different genres have used Music City as the backdrop to produce and record some of the world's greatest albums. It's no wonder that thousands of singers move to Tennessee's state capital in hopes of succeeding in the industry.

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Topics: Vocal Cords

Common Causes of Neck Swelling

OAT
August 31, 2018

Your neck is a delicate structure that plays a critical role in the overall health of the body. It supports the head and is home to some vital arteries. As a result, it can regulate our heart rate, breathing, and coordination. It also plays a role in crucial immune support and hormone functions. The neck moves in all sorts of directions and performs many tasks.

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Topics: Neck Care, Throat Care, Tonsils

Common Issues That Affect Your Sinuses and What to do About Them

OAT
August 21, 2018

The sinuses are a complex network of hollow cavities in the face. They are lined with soft pink tissue that is on any given occasion filled with a small amount of mucus. Sometimes, these hollow passages become infected, and the result is excess mucus and difficulty breathing. What we do know is when the area is infected, it causes a lot of pain and discomfort. We will take a look at some common problems with sinuses and how you can address the issue.

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Topics: Sinusitis, Ear Pressure, Sinus Surgery, Allergies, Sinus Infection

4 Myths About Seasonal Allergies

OAT
August 13, 2018

Seasonal allergies affect millions of Americans. During the spring and summer, many take the opportunity to head to their nearest pharmacy to stock up on antihistamines or troll through online search results trying to find a way to relieve their symptoms. There are, however, a lot of misconceptions floating around falsely articulating just how allergies start and what you can do to prevent issues.

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Topics: Allergies

Sinus Infections and Ear Pain

OAT
June 12, 2018

Workings of the Inner Ear

Eustachian tubes are small canals about on and a half inches long and only a few millimeters in diameter. These tubes connect the back of your throat, nose, and middle ear. They are typically closed, but they open when you swallow, yawn, or talk. It serves a few different purposes.

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Topics: Ear Pressure, Sinus Infection

Pollen Allergies: What You Need to Know

OAT
June 12, 2018

Beautiful warm weather brings about a lot of issues for many individuals. While it's instinctive to spend time outdoors after being cooped up in the house all winter, but there are some downfalls to all the sunshine. 

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Topics: Allergies

Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Sinusitis

OAT
May 03, 2018

As spring begins to turn slowly into summer, many individuals find it a difficult time of year for sinuses. Congestion can be challenging and at times affect our quality of life. If you are struggling with regular inflammation of the nasal passages, you could be dealing with a sinus infection. Prolonged complications are usually defined as chronic sinusitis. The problem, while uncomfortable, is a standard issue that plagues roughly 29.4 million adults in the U.S. alone. What many individuals are unaware of the different categories and issues that can happen if left untreated.

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Topics: Sinusitis

5 Misconceptions About Seasonal Allergies

OAT
April 25, 2018

Allergy season is among us, and many individuals will find themselves riddled with itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose. While almost 60 million Americans suffer from hay fever, there are a lot of misconceptions floating around about the condition. Though it may seem unimportant regarding ailments, it's challenging to live with if you are one of those who is afflicted. We've put together five of the most common misconceptions about allergies and allergy season.

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Topics: Allergies