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  • E Glossary
  • Ear Disorders
    Detailed information on ear disorders in children
  • Ear Infections
    Detailed information on ear infections, including otitis externa (swimmer's ear) and otitis media
  • Ear Pinning
    Detailed information on ear pinning surgery, including who might be a candidate for the procedure and possible complications of the procedure
  • Ear Tube Insertion
    During an ear tube insertion, a doctor places a tiny tube into the eardrum to let fluid escape from the middle ear. It also lets air enter the middle ear through the eardrum.
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions
    Detailed information on ear, nose, and throat conditions in children
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
    Detailed information on ear, nose, and throat disorders, including hearing disorders, balance disorders, smell disorders, taste disorders, chemosensory disorders, speech disorders, voice disorders, language disorders, vocal cord disorders, and laryngeal cancer.
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Facts
    The ear consists of three areas—the outer, middle, and inner ear. The nose is the organ of smell and is part of the peripheral nervous system. The throat is a ring-like muscular tube that acts as the passageway for air, food, and liquid.
  • Earlier Is Better to Catch Hearing Loss
    Many experts urge hearing tests before newborns leave the hospital. Every year, several thousand babies with hearing problems are born in the U.S.
  • Early Detection and Prevention Are Keys to Gynecological Health
  • Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
    Alzheimer’s disease most commonly affects older adults, but it can also affect people in their 30s or 40s. When Alzheimer’s disease occurs in someone under the age of 65, it is known as early-onset (or younger-onset) Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Ears and Airplane Travel, Ear Wax, and Ear Cleaning
    Detailed information on ears and airplane travel, ear wax, and ear cleaning
  • Ease the Pain of Muscle Cramps
    Cramps do not mean there is a problem with the muscle itself; rather, experts believe they happen when the fluid and electrolyte imbalance catches up to you or when a nerve overstimulates a muscle.
  • Easing a Child’s Fears and Anxieties About Medical Procedures
    Before your child undergoes any medical treatment, it is critical for you to have a full understanding of the diagnosis, procedure and options available. This will help you manage the fears and anxieties your child may feel.
  • Easy Ways to Remember to Take Your Medications
    If you have more than two medications to manage, consider getting a pill organizer -- a special container marked with the days of the week. Besides housing multiple medications, a compartmentalized organizer can be useful for keeping track of the medications you've taken.