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Introduction to Dysphagia: A Throat and Esophageal Disorder With Many Underlying Causes

Swallowing is a complex biological action that comprises more than 31 muscles and five cranial nerves1 all working together to facilitate nutrition. Its two main goals are to push food from the mouth into the stomach and to protect airways from foreign objects.2 The Process Model of Feeding was created to help people understand how… Read More »

Why do my ears itch? Causes and treatments

Itchy ears are a common problem that can be bothersome but are not usually harmful. Treatment for itchy ears depends on the underlying cause and may include ear drops, antibiotics, or syringing. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy ears, as well as which treatments and home remedies can help. Causes Causes of… Read More »

What causes dark urine?

Urine consists of excess water and waste products that the kidneys filter from the blood. It can range from pale yellow to dark amber depending on the ratio of water to waste products. Many things can affect the color of urine. Most of these are harmless, but a change in color can sometimes signal a… Read More »