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The Affects of Hearing Loss

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 20 percent of Americans—that’s 48 million people—report some degree of hearing loss. In fact, hearing loss is the third most common physical condition Americans face, coming in behind arthritis and heart disease. While most people think solely about senior citizens when it comes to loss—those age […]

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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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Restoring Youthful Vision

Premier Medical, Eye and Vision

Who doesn’t want youthful vision? The unfortunate part is that as we age, our vision slowly worsens. A big part of the loss of youthful vision is developing cataracts. Cataracts occur when the eye’s natural lens gets cloudy. The clouding blocks light and causes vision to gradually blur, thereby diminishing vision. It’s essentially like trying […]

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Most Common ENT Problems in Children

Four most common ENT illnesses in Children

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) problems are extremely common in kids. Part of that is because many parts of the ENT region in children have not developed enough and, therefore, are apt to not function properly. Another issue that often leads to ENT problems in children is allergies. It’s important to know the most common […]

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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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Don’t Forget About Your Flexible Spending Account Dollars

Don’t Forget About Your Flexible Spending Account Dollars

Have you used all of your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars this year? If not, Time’s running out. Don’t let your FSA dollars expire at the end of the year, put them to good use on eyeglasses, sunglasses and eye exams at Premier Medical! What is a Flexible Spending Account? A Flexible Spending Account is […]

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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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