HealthLeader

An Online Wellness Magazine produced by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Health Topics - Ear, Nose & Throat

Healthy Hearing: The right way to clean your ears

We all produce earwax. Nevertheless, it’s one of those bodily fluids that most of us wish we didn’t have, so we try to get rid of it the best way we can....

Common Early Allergies: Discovering your young child’s triggers can prevent future reactions

My kids don’t have food allergies, but I know when it’s my turn to bring snacks to after-school clubs or party treats for the classroom, foods that are nut-safe and dairy-free reign supreme to keep their classmates safe....

Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism: Knowing the Difference:

Knowing the differences between an overactive and underactive thyroid, as well as recognizing the symptoms and warning signs, is our first step to getting appropriate medical advice and treatment. While one can be kept under control indefinitely, the other is chronic and may require lifelong treatment and care....

Listen Up: Although common, age-related hearing loss doesn’t have to remain a burden

Much like being forced to invest in reading glasses, hearing loss can also be a factor during the aging process. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), about 48 million Americans suffer some degree of hearing loss. And while sitting in the front row for years at concerts may certainly play a role in hastening diminished hearing years later, some hearing loss is just what happens as we age. It’s called presbycusis, and it’s a condition that afflicts one in three adults age 65 and older....

Invisible Disabilities: Part One: Not always obvious to the onlooker, invisible disabilities can limit normal daily activities

As Mary Ann Thoma got out of her car and began walking across the parking lot, a man confronted her. ...