Category Archives: Ear

How to pick a probiotic?

How to pick a probiotic? Did you know that in 2012 3.8 million adults and 300,000 children were known to be taking probiotics?!  This is a 400% increase in 5 years. What does a probiotic do?  It transiently changes the … Continue reading

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Palpitations. How to evaluate them?!

Ever have your heart make a weird pitter pat? Palpitations.  How to evaluate them?  Palpitations are very common of which the most concerning cause is cardiac.  Other possible causes are adverse effects from both prescription and over-the-counter medications, psychiatric illness … Continue reading

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Shingles?! Prevention and management.

Shingles?! Prevention and management.    Shingles is also called herpes zoster and it is caused by the reaction of the chickenpox virus (aka varicella zoster virus).  One million cases of shingles occur annually in the US.  We each have an … Continue reading

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Dizzy? I had an episode of dizziness last week that was overwhelming. How humbling. My condition is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, BPPV. What is BPPV? It is sudden onset of vertigo with head movements. Vertigo is a sensation of movement … Continue reading

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