Ear

Do Weighted Blankets Work?

Weighted blankets are the latest thing in DIY insomnia cures. These blankets are heavier than normal, commonly ranging from 7 to 20 pounds in weight. They cost between $100 and $300 and come in standard king, queen and twin sizes.   But do they work?   Given how recently they have become […]

White Patches in the Throat- Should I be concerned?  

  • Woman holding throat that sore

White patches inside your throat are like the flag on your mailbox. When it’s up, it means “take a look inside”, or in this case, “take a look at your health”. Because white spots in the throat can have so many different causes, and because some of these causes can be quite […]

Allergies Can Return Years After Immunotherapy  

  • Woman with allergic reaction on her upper arm

Living with allergies isn’t easy, especially if they’re life-threatening. Even when they aren’t they can interfere with the things we love doing: owning a pet, spending time outdoors, eating foods we love, etc. Immunotherapy is a type of long-term allergy treatment. It involves giving gradually increasing doses of antigens (extracts […]

Is One of Your Nostrils Harder to Breathe Through? You May Have A Deviated Septum

  • Woman holding hands up to nose in pain

If one of your nostrils is harder to breathe through than the other, you may have a deviated septum. The nasal septum is the thin wall of tissue that divides one side of the inside of your nose from the other. If the septum weren’t there, you would have one […]

Introduction to ENT

Dr. Gregory Hyde, RMH’s new Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist,  discusses his education and background, as well as what brought him to Rush County. For those who are not familiar with the work of an ENT, Dr. Hyde describes the most common conditions that an ENT treats. These conditions include […]

Can’t Escape the Ringing in Your Ears?  

  • Close up of woman's ear

Ringing in the ears (also called tinnitus) can be irritating and annoying when the “sound” comes and goes. When the “noise” is loud and doesn’t stop, however, it can be very hard to live with. Surprisingly, for a “sound” that isn’t actually there, ringing in the ears doesn’t sound the […]