• Winter Allergies

    Contrary to popular belief, allergies can still persist well into the cold winter months and wreak havoc on the body. While there are little-to-no plant or tree pollens in the air, the problem often lies a lot closer to home than we think. Dust mites, animal dander,…

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  • What is an Allergy?

    Allergies vs. Allergens Most people are familiar with the phrase “I have allergies.” Either they’ve heard it used in passing by friends and family, or they’ve become frequent users of it themselves. But what exactly does that mean? What is an allergy?…

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  • Is the burn good or bad?

    For many years, your choices in mouthwash were either Scope or Listerine.  But as awareness of mouthwash has increased, so have your options; however, Listerine still seems to be the brand most people think about when they hear the word “mouthwash.” The bad…

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  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)

    Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) or paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM) is an abnormal closure of the vocal cords (voice box) usually on inhalation. VCD has been frequently mistaken for asthma because the symptoms are similar. In asthma, the airways (bronchial tubes)…

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