Sleep Apnea Is No Joke
“Sleep apnea is just snoring.” …IS FALSE. Snoring can be a symptom of the sleep disorder, but there’s a BIG difference between the two. Sleep apnea is no joke; it’s a health issue that has been linked to quality of life and heart health problRead More
Why Are My Sinus Symptoms Worse In The Fall?
Have you noticed that your sinus symptoms – facial pain, congestion, difficulty breathing through the nose, headache – are worse this time of year? You’re not alone! There are several factors that can aggravate allergies, sinusitis, and othRead More
What’s the Difference Between a Respirator and Ventilator?
Two terms you’ve heard paired with COVID-19 are respirator and ventilator. While we’ve heard the terms in similar context, they serve two very different, while important, purposes. So, what’s the difference between a respirator and a ventilator? TheRead More
Why Are so Many People Having Crazy, Vivid Coronavirus Dreams?
As we live through a global pandemic, each morning we awake to remind ourselves this is not a science fiction movie, but rather a significant, and very real historical event. The scope of which will be recounted in history books for centuries and told to cRead More
How Does Coronavirus Kill You?
The virus that causes COVID-19, like all viruses, isn’t a living organism; it isn’t even a cell. It’s a nanoparticle composed of 3 building blocks: a genetic control center (in this case, RNA) wrapped in a fatty lipid membrane (the viral protective cRead More
How are the Top 10 Safety Tips Working to Help “Flatten the Curve”?
Over the last month, we’ve seen how quickly and seemingly easily COVID-19 is spread and the life-threatening – even detrimental – effects it’s had on our population. By limiting the spread today, we can all do our part to “flatten theRead More
How many people need to get infected to reach Herd Immunity?
Since we do not have a vaccine for COVID-19 yet, and vaccines normally take a year or more to develop, the concept of Herd Immunity has gotten a lot of bad press lately. COVID-19 is a pandemic, meaning that we have failed to contain the spread of this viruRead More
Immune Health During COVID-19
The Big Questions, Answered: Many people are wondering why some people who are infected with COVID-19 get mild to minimal symptoms, while others succumb to a life-threatening illness. This is baffling clinicians across the globe, but we can’t just throwRead More
Coronavirus or Common Cold?
What a lot of individuals don’t realize is that the coronavirus is one of the viruses that causes the common cold. While human coronaviruses have been around since the 1960s, viruses can change their virulence over time, which relates to how contagious tRead More
An Inside Look at Balloon Sinuplasty
Balloon sinuplasty, also known as balloon catheter dilation surgery, is a procedure that helps clear blocked sinuses. This procedure is still pretty new, but it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005. It’s become known as a “smaRead More