Ear Care

  1. Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of clinical depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. It’s also referred to as “winter depression,” because that’s usually the time when symptoms become more pronounced and noticeable. The lack of sunlight during the winter months is thought to contribute to symptoms of SAD including loss of energy, mild depression, oversleeping, overeating and carbohydrate cravings. Many people with SAD have a delayed circadian rhythm — they fall asleep and wake up too late.

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  2. The link between milk and recurring ear infections in kids

    Let’s explore the relationship between milk and recurrent ear infections in infants.For this analysis, milk refers to cow’s milk and recurrent otitis media with effusion means that there is fluid in the middle (inner) ear and that the inner ear is inflamed (swollen). Effusion in this context refers to fluid. However, this fluid often does not bother the child and often goes away on its own.

    How does the fluid build up?
    Depending on whom you ask, the fluid build-up may happen for a few reasons. When a child has a cold, the middle ear may produce fluid (as it does in the nose) but the fluid does not drain out of the middle ear as it does f

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