Ragweed, Dust Mites and Mold, Oh My!

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Spring and summer are notoriously bad for allergy sufferers in Salem; all that grass in the fertile Willamette Valley causes misery and suffering for a lot of people when it blooms. But allergies can occur in the fall months, too. The culprits this time of year? Ragweed, dust mites and mold spores. Fall Allergy Triggers
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How Technology is Improving Hearing Aids

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Hearing loss in Salem is common, especially in older adults. About one in five Oregonians experiences impaired hearing to some degree. 90 percent of those individuals can benefit from hearing aids, yet many are reluctant to take the plunge. If you haven’t committed to using them yet, it’s important to understand that technology has enabled these
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Immunotherapy: A Secret Weapon in the War on Asthma?

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People in Salem are no strangers to allergies. After all, the Willamette Valley is notorious for being the grass seed capital of the world—and where there is grass, there are allergies. For many allergy sufferers, immunotherapy offers long-term relief. New evidence shows it might also be an effective treatment for those will allergic asthma. How
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AI, New Technology Leading to Smart Hearing Aids

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Technology continues to advance in leaps and bounds, paving the way for an increasing number of smart devices that make life easier and more convenient. Salem consumers can purchase smart thermostats, lightbulbs and security cameras, to name a few. Those with hearing loss in Oregon even have options for smart hearing aids! Technological Advances in
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Men Who Have Facial Plastic Surgery Are More Attractive

If you’re a male considering facial plastic surgery in Salem, be prepared for positive attention. A new study shows that men who undergo cosmetic surgery procedures on their face are deemed more attractive, likable and trustworthy, and have better social skills, according to a new study. Cosmetic Procedures Improve Personality Traits A study published in
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New Goggles Could Help Diagnose Vertigo

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If you have ever experienced a sensation of dizziness or imbalance, you are hardly alone. Approximately 4 out of 10 people in Salem have had at least one dizzy episode at some point in their lives, and vertigo is especially common. It can be tricky to diagnose, but a new type of goggles could help
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How to Be a Better Colleague to Coworkers with Hearing Loss

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People with hearing loss in Salem who must punch the timeclock face difficulties that can hamper their productivity and make the 9-to-5 grind even more demanding than it is for those of us whose biggest concern is whether heating up last night’s leftovers in the break room microwave might make the office smell like fish.
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Vertigo Sufferers Could Benefit from Special Goggles

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Vertigo is a common balance disorder in Salem; about four out of every ten Oregonians will experience it at least once in their lives. Broadly described as a feeling of unsteadiness, the trademark sign of vertigo is the sensation that your environment is moving even when you are standing still. Vertigo is notoriously hard to
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Protruding Ears: Overcoming the Stigma

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Children in Salem can be bullied for a seemingly endless number of reasons. Oftentimes, their physical appearance makes them targets; those with protruding ears often find themselves the victims of schoolyard taunts. A simple surgical procedure can help anybody uncomfortable with the appearance of their ears. Physical Appearance and Self-Esteem Issues Healthline magazine writes, “Ears
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