Is Tongue Tie in Breastfeeding Moms Being Overdiagnosed?

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Tongue-tie sounds like something that happens when you can’t find the right words to say, but for new Boone mothers having trouble breastfeeding, tongue-tie refers to a condition in which the band of tissue connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth is too short or tight. Nationwide diagnoses have increased dramatically in the
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When Hearing Loss Affects Only One Ear

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The majority of people with hearing loss in Boone experience an impairment in both ears. For a small percentage, impairment is confined to one ear. You might think this is preferable to being affected in both ears, but single-sided hearing loss presents unique challenges that often make it even more difficult to communicate. What is
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When Everyday Noises Drive You Crazy

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Hearing disorders take many different forms. An estimated 15 percent of adults in Boone are extremely bothered by everyday noises that most people don’t even give a second thought. The name for this condition is misophonia, and it can impact many facets of your daily life – but help is available. What is Misophonia? Misophonia
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When Should You See an ENT?

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If you’re like most people in North Carolina, you are probably unfamiliar with the term otolaryngology. This fancy and difficult-to-pronounce word refers to the medical specialty that deals with ear, nose and throat disorders and is better known by the acronym ENT. An ear, nose and throat specialist, or ENT doctor, sees patients with a
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