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How Can You Prevent Allergies?

With the arrival of springtime comes beautiful sunshine, warm weather, and numerous opportunities to be outdoors. But once spring has sprung that also means another, more dreaded aspect of the season: allergies. Allergies are one of the nation’s most common diseases as they plague millions of Americans. In fact, according to the Asthma and Allergy […]

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4 Most Common Eye Conditions

A recent study found many Americans say going blind would be the worst thing to happen to them. Yet of those surveyed, many were unaware of eye diseases and factors that put their vision in danger. Here are four of the most common eye conditions and what they mean to you: Refractive Errors If you’re […]

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An Outbreak of Seasonal Influenza – Get Your Flu Shot

Alabama Department of Public Health issued an emergency alert last Thursday (1/11/2018) regarding this year’s outbreak of seasonal influenza (flu) in our area. Here’s what you need to know (from ADPH): Hospitals are at or over normal patient capacity due in large part to the number of patients presenting with seasonal influenza-like symptoms. Local emergency […]

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When Do You Need a Tonsillectomy?

Tonsillitis—most of us tend to think of it as something that just affects children, but it’s actually something that also occurs frequently in adults. In fact, research has proven that having your tonsils removed can help stop repetitive sore throats, enlarged or bleeding tonsils, and chronic tonsillitis. Dr. Sullivan says, “tonsils play a role in […]

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Macular Degeneration: 4 Myths to Avoid Now

Macular degeneration is a term that most people have heard before, but many don’t realize just how common it actually is. Macular degeneration (or age-related macular degeneration) is the leading cause of vision loss among adults over 50. The condition affects approximately 10 million Americans, which, fun fact, is more than glaucoma and cataracts combined. […]

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Balloon Sinuplasty: Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis

We’ve all had the symptoms: sinus pressure, facial pain, trouble breathing, difficulty sleeping, and sinus headaches. Sinusitis is a common ailment that affects millions of Americans. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30 million are diagnosed with sinus problems each year. While on the surface it seems similar to […]

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Pain in the Ear: What Does an Earache Really Mean?

It’s a scenario most everyone has faced; the first signs you’re coming down with something: congestion, coughing, sore throat, and sneezing. All signs point to it being a cold. But then your ear starts hurting too. Is it really a cold? Or could it be an ear infection? It can be hard to tell the […]

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Dry Eye: Causes & Treatment

What is Dry Eye? One of the most common eye issues today is dry eye. Dry eye happens when a person either doesn’t produce enough tear volume or has a poor quality tear film that isn’t stable enough to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently lubricated. In a healthy eye, lubricating tears—called basal tears—constantly […]

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Solar Eclipse: How to Protect Your Sight

Date: August 21, 2017 It’s not every day a solar eclipse happens, and when you have the rare opportunity to see a total eclipse of the sun, it’s something you don’t want to miss. Premier Medical wants everyone to enjoy the celestial phenomenon safely. Before you view the solar eclipse, please take the time understand […]

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