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Cold Hard Facts

Fall has finally started cooling down our hot Louisiana weather, but even southern residents must be wary of wintertime cold weather illnesses. Winter is the most frequent time of year people get a cold, the flu, strep throat, pneumonia, or other conditions, and unfortunately, this peak time for cold and flu season extends well past the holidays. While many people can confuse a cold for a more serious illness or allergies for sinus problems, these both can develop into more complicated problems, so it’s important to contact Alexandria Otolaryngology Associates if you are having any issues. Continue reading

New Research is Key to Reversing Hearing Loss

New research has taken scientists on the first step to reversing hearing loss in adults, by revealing how the inner ear develops in mice embryos. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO have used this mouse model to identify two signaling molecules called fibroblast growth factors (FGFs), which are required for the overall development of the cochlea. Continue reading

Tonsils and Adenoids: First Line of Defense

Your immune system’s first line of defense from infections is the tonsils and adenoids. They sample viruses and bacteria that enter through the mouth or nose, and so can easily become infected. While usually tonsils and adenoids are helpful in preventing more serious conditions, at times their close contact with these agents can lead to airway obstruction or recurring bacterial infections. Continue reading