ClariFix: A New Relief for Runny Noses

Allergy season is upon us, and for many people in the Triad that means runny, itchy noses, nasal congestion and lots of sneezing. These are the classic symptoms of rhinitis, the inflammation of the nose which causes the symptoms to occur. Rhinitis can be either...

Breathe Freely with Latera

Breathing is essential to life; yet for all its importance, it is something we often take for granted. After all, it’s one of those things our brain controls without us having to actively think about it. Most people receive more than 70 percent of their air through...

Allergy Drops: Relief without the Shots

If you suffer from allergies, whether it’s seasonal allergies caused by pollen or a year-round headache from dust mites, there’s hope for relief beyond medications that treat symptoms and therapeutic allergy shots. Sublingual immunotherapy is an increasingly popular...

Soothing the Sore Throats of Allergies

Itchy eyes and runny noses are par for the course during spring and fall for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. But if you happen to wake up in the middle of the night with a throat  so sore you can hardly swallow, you might also be dealing with allergy...

Better Hearing, Better Communication

It’s common sense that hearing and communication would go hand in hand. After all, it only takes watching a baby boy as he stares intently at his parents, and then begins to mimic sounds and words, to see that as humans our learning of language is closely linked to...

Surviving Spring Allergy Season

Springtime in Winston-Salem and surrounding communities is absolutely beautiful. Dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom, birds are nesting and singing their chipper songs and the gray skies of winter give way to Carolina-blue expanses. But along with all that beauty...

The Scoop on Tonsillectomies

Almost everyone is familiar with tonsillectomies, thanks to TV sitcoms. From Beaver on Leave it to Beaver in the 1960s to Jennifer on Family Ties in the 1980s to countless other sitcom kids, this common childhood surgery often makes for an easy plot, and of course...

The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Many people take yearly trips to their family physician to check blood work or make appointments with their eye doctor to update prescriptions for their glasses. But, when was the last time you had your hearing checked? For school children, annual hearing screenings...

Keep Allergy Symptoms at Bay and Enjoy the Fall

We boast all the time about the benefits of living in Winston-Salem and the Triad Region of North Carolina. One of those benefits is the four-season climate, and for people who love cooler temperatures, the onset of fall is something to look forward to. Bright blue...

Taking the Worry out of Tubes in the Ear

As a parent, the last thing you want is to see your child suffer. And when a kid has an ear infection, we know they can be in pain. The pitiful crying of a baby or agonizing wails of a preschooler are a sure sign that ear infections aren’t for the faint of heart. And...