Could a Strep Throat Vaccine Be Closer to Reality?

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We’re betting that pretty much everybody has experienced a sore throat in Boone at some point in their lives. They usually occur in conjunction with a cold or flu and, while symptoms typically clear up quickly, that itchy, scratchy sensation is never pleasant to deal with – even when it’s brief. Worse still is strep
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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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When is it Time for New Hearing Aids?

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If you’re hard of hearing in North Carolina and already wear hearing aids, that’s great! You’ve taken an important step in reconnecting with your world and have reduced your risks for experiencing many of the comorbidities associated with untreated hearing loss, a list that includes depression, isolation, dementia, falls, and physical conditions such as diabetes.
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