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Managing Heartburn

Heartburn, also referred to as acid reflux, occurs when the esophagus muscle opens at the wrong time, allowing food and stomach acid to flow back up into the esophagus. A burning sensation and other bothersome symptoms can occur. If you experience heartburn, there are some things you can do to try and manage your symptoms. …

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Treatment for Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing can range from a minor annoyance, to a serious condition that impacts your health. Prolonged difficulty swallowing could lead to malnutrition if you are not able to swallow food properly. There are many treatment options available depending on the cause of your difficulty swallowing and your ENT specialist’s recommendation. Exercises Difficulty swallowing that …

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Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging

James E (Ed) Shotts, M.D. Tuscaloosa Ear Nose & Throat FYZICAL Balance and Fall Prevention Center The physical, cognitive, psychological, and psychosocial consequences of hearing loss are vast. In this article, we would like to address some of the consequences of untreated hearing loss. We would also like to emphasize the linkage of hearing loss to accelerated brain tissue loss …

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