Do You Have Earwax Buildup?

Your ear canal produces a substance called cerumen, a waxy oil that protects the ear from dust, foreign particles, microorganisms and irritation due to water. We call this substance earwax and it usually washes away naturally when it makes its way from the canal into the ear opening. When glands produce more earwax than is…

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Tips for Keeping Health-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Do health-related goals top your list of New Year’s resolutions? If so, you’re not alone. Resolutions to live healthier are often the most popular, including losing weight, exercising more, quitting smoking and reducing stress. These resolutions are unfortunately the first to be broken. What’s the secret to keeping your resolution to live healthier in 2017?…

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Understanding Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth (HFMD) disease is a contagious viral infection that is commonly transmitted among daycare andschool age children. Caused by the coxsackievirus, it is spread person-to-person by contact with infected nasal secretions, saliva, blister fluid, stool or respiratory droplets.  Most commonly, coxsackievirus is spread through sneezing or coughing. At first, hand-foot-and-mouth may be mistaken for a…

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