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Empowering your voice: Therapy for vocal cord dysfunction

In 1983, doctors at the National Jewish Center described a condition that has the potential to mimic asthma. Those findings eventually lead to inaccurate diagnosis and inappropriate, potentially harmful treatment. This condition is called Vocal Cord Dysfunction, or VCD. The condition is characterized by vocal cord closure that usually occurs when you are inhaling. This …

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These 5 Spring allergy stats may make you sneeze

Colorful flowers popping up from the ground and green buds dotting tree branches signal the start of spring. Along with those pretty harbingers are itchy, watery eyes; a runny nose; and plenty of sneezing for those who are plagued with seasonal allergies. Pollen is most prevalent in Spring, quickly followed by grasses and weeds in …

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Allergy treatment: Is medication or allergy shots right for you?

Allergy symptoms are all-too-common. More than 50 million Americans experience them each year. Allergens, sadly, are almost everywhere—from your pets to your yard to your workplace. But there’s good news, too: allergies can be treated by physicians in a wide array of specialties. The most common specialties offering allergy treatments are family practice, pediatrics, internal …

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Allergies: A genetic superiority from our ancestors

When I woke up this morning, sneezing.  I didn’t need to look at the calendar to know my allergies had returned. The nose knows! Dr. Bobby Lanier, an allergist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth breaks down all the why’s and how’s of allergies. What are …

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Sinuses got you down this spring? What to do about chronic sinusitis

It’s that time of the year: the flowers are blooming, the grass is turning green and people who suffer from nasal allergies and sinus pain are struggling to catch their next breath. Many people in Texas, women in particular, suffer from chronic sinusitis, a common condition that involves the sinuses becoming inflamed and swollen. According …

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Stuffy nose? How to get rid of those annoying allergies

It’s that wonderful time of year again when you’re accompanied by used tissues wherever you go, you have to wear extra makeup to cover up those puffy eyes and your nose resembles a certain reindeer of Santa’s. Yep, it’s spring, and while that means blooming flowers and vibrant plant life, it also means allergy sufferers …

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