Life After Head and Neck Cancer

Any cancer survivor will tell you that cancer is no walk in the park.

Having survived cancer is something to celebrate and rejoice about. However it can take a while for cancer survivors to look in the mirror and start smiling again.

Patients with head and neck cancers face many challenges that can affect their quality of life. Many of the post surgical side-effects can result in speech dysfunction or facial disfigurement. In addition, organ-sparing chemo radiation treatments can result in difficulty in swallowing, dry mouth, and dental damage. Continue reading Life After Head and Neck Cancer

Cutting-Edge Technology to Detect and Diagnose Asthma

Now Offered at Chicago ENT

Asthma affects an estimated 26 million Americans and is one of the leading causes of work and school absences. Asthma is defined as a serious chronic medical condition causing inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes, the passageways that allow air to enter and leave the lungs. Continue reading Cutting-Edge Technology to Detect and Diagnose Asthma

New Study Reveals That Sleep Disorders Affect Women and Men Very Differently

A new study from the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine reveals that women and men are affected very differently by sleep disorders.

A two-year study was conducted on 744 similar age patients who received sleep-related healthcare from seven private general practices. Patients were asked to complete a variety of sleep-related questionnaires in order to better understand their symptoms. Continue reading New Study Reveals That Sleep Disorders Affect Women and Men Very Differently

Can The Solar Eclipse Be Harmful to Your Health?

First Solar Eclipse Since 1979

On August 21, 2017, we will witness a total solar eclipse-a rare phenomenon that was last seen in  the United States back in 1979.

According to people that witnessed the 1979 solar eclipse,  they claim that the solar eclipse made animals act rare and just plain goofy. The sudden and complete darkness brought confusion to many animals. Barnyard animals thought it was nighttime and began to head back to the barn to rest and not to mention the birds in the sky stopped singing the morning tunes. And as the eclipse ended, roosters began to crow.

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