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Read The Letter Hillary Clinton's Doctor Wrote About The Presidential Nominee's Health
Hillary Clinton’s doctor penned a letter Wednesday with more information about the Democratic presidential nominee’s health. The letter comes as Clinton recovers from a bout of pneumonia. Clinton’s physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, said the presidential hopeful “is recovering well with antibiotics and rest.” Below, the full text of Dr. Bardack’s letter on Clinton’s health: This letter is a summary update on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health since the release of my previous medical statement in July 2015. Mrs. Clinton has been seen by me regularly this year for routine car...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Xylitol sugar supplement for preventing middle ear infection in children
This study shows that there is e vidence for the use of xylitol in preventing middle ear infections. We hope that future studies will widen their sample, determine the ideal dosage of xylitol and, the ideal mode of delivery.”Read the full Cochrane ReviewVisit the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections websiteRelated Resources:Featured Review: Influenza vaccines for preventing acute otitis media in infants and childrenPress Release: Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infectionsFeatured Review: Water precautions for prevention of infecti...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Feature Review: Xylitol sugar supplement for preventing middle ear infection in children
This study shows that there is e vidence for the use of xylitol in preventing middle ear infections. We hope that future studies will widen their sample, determine the ideal dosage of xylitol and, the ideal mode of delivery.”Read the full Cochrane ReviewVisit the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections websiteRelated Resources:Featured Review: Influenza vaccines for preventing acute otitis media in infants and childrenPress Release: Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infectionsFeature Review: Water precautions for prevention of infectio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

From ear infections to ear tubes: A tale of 2 tots (in texts)
Meet Henry and Atticus — two toddlers with much in common. Both little boys live near Boston with their parents and are happy, smiley babies … most of the time. But sometimes, they aren’t quite so joyful. Henry and Atticus have suffered chronic ear infections in infancy, and their conditions persisted to the point at which their pediatricians recommended ear tubes. Their mothers — Erin Jemiola (Henry) and Katie Monroe (Atticus) — share their text messages as they coped with their sons’ ear infections and made the decision to have ear tube surgery.   Help! I’m not su...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Parenting Dr. Carolyn Sax Dr. Eelam Adil ear infections ear tubes Source Type: news

Feature Review: Water precautions for prevention of infection in children with ventilation tubes (grommets)
Does keeping ears dry after getting ventilation tubes help prevent problems such as infections? Ventilation tubes are used to treat hearing loss due to glue ear, or to treat recurrent ear infections. Most surgeons agree that children's ears should be kept dry for a few weeks after the operation, but not all agree on whether ears need to be kept dry thereafter. Some surgeons will allow children to swim and bathe without ear protection, whereas others will recommend ears be kept dry while tubes are in place.A team of Cochrane authors based in the United Kingdom worked with Cochrane Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) to investigate w...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 19, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Are We Toys?
It's not easy to make a new kind of organism. The rewiring and reconfiguration of embryonic development and physiological function as a consequence of long periods of evolution, referred to as "developmental system drift," makes it unlikely that we can discern the kinds of "genotype to phenotype" maps necessary to rationally redesign the features of present-day organisms (a dream of genetic engineering and the new field of synthetic biology), without incurring unexpected outcomes. This conclusion has been confirmed in many experiments. The basis of this degradation of genetic determinism is clear. Ever...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nose balloon could be used to treat glue ear
ConclusionThis RCT aimed to assess the use of autoinflation as a treatment for glue ear. More than 300 children were included in the study and were randomly assigned to receive autoinflation, in addition to usual care for up to three months, or usual care alone. The use of autoinflation does appear to show some promise at one and three months, and the side effects were generally mild. However, this will only provide a solution for children who are able to perform the technique and do this regularly. This means it may not be a suitable treatment for everyone.This study's main strength is that it included a representative sa...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medical practice Source Type: news

Hospital becomes playground for 2-year-old with ear tubes
Distracting and entertaining a toddler during a doctor’s visit is no walk in the park. But what if the doctor’s office has all the bells and whistles of the playground, plus it makes your child feel better? Luke Unsworth is an active and healthy 2-year-old who lives with his parents Marybeth and Andrew Unsworth in Norwood, Mass. After six painful ear infections in six months, Luke’s pediatrician referred the Unsworths to Dr. Eelam Adil at Boston Children’s at Waltham for Myringotomy tubes (ear tubes). Dr. Adil says ear tubes “decrease the frequency and severity of ear infections, improve comfo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 15, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: All posts Health & wellness Our patients’ stories Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham ear infection ear tubes Source Type: news

What Do You Do About Barotrauma to the Ear?
Discussion Most ear barotrauma discussions are directed toward diving barotrauma where patients may have sudden nausea, headache, ear pain, tinnitus, deafness and vertigo. The tympanic membrane itself is evaluated on the Teed scale: 0 – Normal ear 1 – Congestion around the umbo, (happens with pressure differential of 2 pounds per square inch) 2 – Congestion of entire tympanic membrane (happens with a pressure differential of 2-3 pounds per square inch) 3 – Middle ear hemorrhage 4 – Extensive middle ear hemorrhage with visible blood bubbles behind the tympanic membrane, and tympanic membrane m...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 7, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news