However bad you thought smoking was, it’s even worse.
A new study adds at least five diseases and 60,000 deaths a year to the toll taken by tobacco in the United States. Before the study, smoking was already blamed for nearly half a million deaths a year in this country from 21 diseases, including 12 types of cancer.
See the full article in the New York Times.
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. A recent article explains one woman’s lessons learned from her own thyroid cancer. We can help you check your neck and understand the any need for appropriate testing and/or surgery. Give us a call.
Allergy season is underway in Wyoming. We can help diagnose and treat allergies, helping with current symptoms and preventing further development of new allergies. This article discuss some simple allergy facts.
Updated Friday, April 13, 2018
DID YOU KNOW…
…that hearing loss has been linked to dementia? According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, hearing loss may increase the risk of cognitive problems and even dementia:
In a study focusing on dementia, researchers monitored the cognitive health of 639 people who were mentally sharp when the study began. The volunteers’ mental abilities were tested regularly, following most for about 12 years, and some for as long as 18 years. The results were striking: The worse the initial hearing loss was, the more likely the person was to develop dementia. Compared with people of normal hearing, those with moderate hearing loss had triple the risk. Source: AARP
Continue reading “Hearing Loss and Brain Shrinkage With Age”
A recent lecture at a national allergy meeting discusses some common misunderstood beliefs about allergies. We see these ideas frequently in our practice and can help treat these myths and your other allergy problems.
Ask us how by calling 307-577-4240
Read the article here.