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2014-09-18 08:28:47

Important New Platform Reinforces Company Commitment to Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians and Their Patients MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclarent, Inc. announced today the launch of the ACCLARENT AERA(TM) Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System for the treatment of adult patients with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD), a condition marked by ear pain, pressure and dulled hearing. The ACCLARENT AERA(TM) is cleared for use in Europe and is now available...

Pediatric Group Cautions Against Antibiotic Use In Children's Ear Infections
2013-02-25 06:54:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of children are treated with antibiotics for ear infections each year in the US. In fact, an ear infection is one of the most common reasons kids end up going to a doctor and receiving antibiotics. But new guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are asking doctors to be more guarded in how they diagnose and treat the often painful condition. The AAP is calling for pediatricians to adhere to...

2013-02-20 23:04:31

Hudson Valley ENT recommends patients watch for warning signs Middletown, NY (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 The 2012-13 flu season is among the worst in recent history. New York hospitals report more than 5,000 flu-related hospitalizations since the outbreak began and the number continues to increase. Hudson Valley Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) advises area residents to watch their flu symptoms and recovery carefully while being on the alert for secondary illnesses. “We are seeing an...

2010-12-06 00:00:36

Family company introduces a cost effective solution for oxygen users who suffer from tissue breakdown and pressure sores New Baltimore, MI (PRWEB) December 5, 2010 O2 Ear Buddies announces today the launch of their innovative new product line and e-commerce site, http://www.o2earbuddies.com. O2 Ear Buddies treats and prevents the chaffing, irritation and pressure sores experienced by users of oxygen due to the constant presence of the oxygen tube behind the ear. O2 Ear Buddies...

2007-02-01 09:00:00

By James A. Fussell When a Boston couple and their daughter recently got kicked off an AirTran Airways flight because their 3-year-old wouldn't calm down, the parents not only blamed the airline for being insensitive, but they also blamed ear discomfort for triggering the toddler's tantrum. While there's no cure for being a 3-year-old, there are things you can do to prevent or reduce ear discomfort on flights. Here are some ideas that might help, courtesy of Parker Thornton, an ear, nose and...

2005-08-24 15:31:11

A Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh study finds that prompt insertion of tympanostomy tubes (small ear tubes) does not improve developmental outcomes of children at 6 years of age as once thought. Lead investigator Jack L. Paradise, MD, pediatrician and otitis media expert at Children's and professor of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and fellow researchers found that in otherwise healthy children younger than 3 years of age who have...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'