Ear Wax

15 Jun

Up to one in three older Americans experience a buildup of ear wax, which can cause itching, pain, a feeling of fullness in the ears, stuffiness, coughing, dizziness, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and problems with hearing aid fit. … Read More »

Tinnitus

19 May

An estimated 35 million Americans suffer from this inner-ear problem that makes sufferers hear sounds such as buzzing, ringing, humming, hissing or clicking. Otolaryngologist Michael D. Seidman, MD, shared a rapid remedy for the problem–a combination of zinc and niacin … Read More »

Medicine Cabinet Basics

18 May

Aches and pains:  Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen Colds and coughs:  Cough drops, Decongestant Cuts:  Adhesive bandages. Medical tape Digestive distress:  Heartburn remedies (chewables like Tums, liquids like Maalox) Loperamide (known as Imodium), for diarrhea) Other:  Antifungal cream, Saline eyewash, Tweezers Source:  … Read More »

Osteoporosis

16 May

Several studies show that eating prunes can reduce biomarkers of bone loss and build bone density, probably by decreasing bone damaging oxidation and inflammation. In fact, scientists at Florida State University who conducted the research call prunes “the most effective … Read More »