Cold vs. Allergy

Cold vs. Allergy

We are often asked how to distinguish between symptoms caused by allergies or a common cold. While they share common symptoms of respiratory inflammation, such as congestion, sneezing, coughing and headache, allergies and colds have some distinguishing...
Back to school hearing test 101

Back to school hearing test 101

With a new school year approaching, parents are buying new school supplies, getting ready for the first week of school and arranging doctor’s appointments for their children. A back-to-school hearing test is often forgotten on the list but is something that...
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease (LPRD)

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease (LPRD)

Heartburn is the most common symptom associated with acid reflux. But did you know there are many other symptoms that can be caused by reflux? “Silent reflux” can cause symptoms such as: a lump sensation in the throat a hoarse or raspy voice difficulty swallowing a...
Back to School with Food Allergies

Back to School with Food Allergies

Back to school is an exciting event in a child’s life!  When a child has food allergies, it can make the process a bit more stressful.  It is important for the caregivers to get organized and make sure that their school is on top of anaphylaxis prevention...
Dizziness vs. Vertigo

Dizziness vs. Vertigo

Did you know that dizziness and vertigo are different? Many people would associate them together, but dizziness is only termed as a sensation of lightheadedness, faintness, or unsteadiness. Dizziness does not involve a rotational, movement component, whereas vertigo...
Alexander Fleming and Penicillin

Alexander Fleming and Penicillin

Image: Sir Alexander Fleming, (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist who discovered Penicillin. (Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images) Did you know Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin on...