Wellness information center

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Can noise cause hearing loss?

Our hearing helps us make sense of the world around us. However, our auditory system is highly sensitive to loud noise, and frequent exposure to noise can gradually lead to hearing loss over time. But you can protect yourself!

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Why do air pressure and water hurt our ears?

If you’ve ever flown on an airplane or suffered from swimmer’s ear, you’ve probably noticed that our ears are particularly sensitive to things like changes in pressure and moisture. But have you ever wondered why—or what you can do to ease the discomfort?

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How do I prevent earwax blockages?

Do your ears feel blocked? Maybe the cause is a buildup of earwax. Earwax is a naturally-occurring substance that helps protect our ears, but it can sometimes become impacted. Here’s what you can do about it.

Why worry about snoring?

France alone counts 10 million snorers—and 10 million people kept awake every night by their partners’ snoring ! If this sounds familiar, here’s what you can do to ensure a good night’s sleep.

Why are my eyes dry?

If your eyes ever burn or feel irritated or gritty, then the problem could be dry-eye syndrome. Why does this happen—and what can you do about it?

Why does my skin turn red after a minor burn or sunburn?

Minor burns and sunburns are a part of everyday life—who hasn’t accidentally spilt hot coffee or stayed out in the sun too long? Today there are easy steps you can take to soothe the redness, pain, and irritation of minor burns.

Why do bites and stings hurt so much?

Insect bites and jellyfish and nettle stings initially hurt, and then itch. Why does our skin react this way, and how can we prevent and treat these stings?

Why are lice and nits so hard to get rid of?

Lice—a nightmare for parents—is one of the most common ailments passed around schools. How is it that insects so small can wreak so much havoc? And what can you do to get rid of them?