Seven Signs Your Thyroid Isn't Doing Its Job

You may think of people with thyroid disorders as being incredibly sick or weak, but the truth is, there are many Americans walking around with un-diagnosed thyroid disorders. The symptoms aren't always severe enough to prompt sufferers to seek treatment in the early stages. But learning the early signs that your thyroid isn't working properly will help ensure that you seek treatment early -- before you become bed-bound or profoundly ill. [Read More]

How To Clean Your Hearing Aid The Easy Way

Hearing aids are delicate pieces of electronic technology, and they should be treated as such. Unfortunately, some people get brand new hearing aids and simply wear them continuously until they are completely destroyed by the buildup of wax, oils, and dirt. The good news: It doesn't have to be that way. Maintaining your new hearing aid can be as simple as doing the proper cleaning on a daily basis. Your hearing aid is made up of three parts. [Read More]

New Hearing Aids? Here Are Some Tips To Remember When You Travel

It can be an adjustment to get used to hearing aids, but you'll almost instantly appreciate the degree to which they help you hear the people and assorted sounds around you. One of the times that you'll need to adjust to your new hearing aids if when you're traveling. At home, you'll quickly develop a routine for caring for these devices, but being on the road can initially make things a challenge. [Read More]

When CPAP Isn't Enough: Surgical Options For People With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Approximately 20 percent of Americans have obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that either stops or slows their breathing down to a dangerous point while they're sleeping. In most cases, the condition is treated without surgery, at least in the beginning. Oral devices that prevent the collapse of soft tissues in the throat and CPAP, continuous positive air pressure, are extremely popular treatment options. However, they don't work for everybody. When they don't, surgery may help. [Read More]