Yes. Kids can get arthritis, too

No, it’s not just grandpa who has to deal with arthritis. It is a common misconception that only “old” people are afflicted with the debilitating disease. Nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. These children suffer from various autoimmune forms of arthritis. Their bodies’ immune system is attacking their joints, causing swelling,…

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Girl with shell in ear

What’s in there?

It’s amazing what we found in the ears on this trip! Three kids had broken Q-tips in their ears – one had even gone to the hospital in pain weeks ago but was only given ear drops. We extracted items including seashells, beads, and even insects. In one day we excised excessive wax from 27…

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The Dangers of Untreated Hearing Loss

Age-Related Hearing Loss is the third most chronic condition in seniors over the age of 65. Hearing loss is also associated with other challenges–that when left untreated, can put your health at risk. One of these is the increased risk of developing Dementia. There are three major risk factors associated with Hearing Loss and Dementia:…

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Hidden Dangers of Age-Related Hearing Loss

Age-Related Hearing Loss is the third most chronic condition in seniors over the age of 65. Hearing loss is also associated with other challenges–that when left unaddressed, can create hidden dangers for individuals. Social Isolation Social Isolation is one of the most concerning hidden dangers of age-related hearing loss. Social isolation can be defined as…

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