Dr. Charles D. Katz, MD

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  • Intermountain Healthcare

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tinnitus is associated with surprisingly wide-ranging brain activity, researchers report, and this may be why the hearing disorder is hard to treat.

    About one in five people have tinnitus, which is the sensation of a steady ringing or buzzing i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with both atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to have a recurrence of the heart rhythm disorder if they use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a new report says.

    Rese...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests.

    There was a 20 percent lower risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon and rectum...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy snorers and people with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory and thinking problems at younger ages than their well-rested peers, a new study suggests.

    The good news from the study is that treating sleep apnea with a continu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although most babies will have at least one ear infection before they reach the age of 1, the infections can be hard for parents to recognize.

    Identifying and treating ear infections in babies is important because they can lead to other problems,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five young people suffers from what's called "exploding head syndrome," a new study suggests.

    People with the syndrome are startled awake from sleep by sudden loud noises -- even the sensation of an explosion -- that occur in thei...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stuffy noses are common among babies, but many parents aren't sure how to help, an expert says.

    "Babies can't blow their nose, so caregivers can feel helpless in offering relief," said Dr. Andrew Hotaling, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Loyola U...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and heavy drinking seem to increase the risk that patients with head and neck cancer will need a feeding tube for an extended time after treatment, new research suggests.

    The study included 104 patients with squamous cell cancer of the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cochlear implants not only boost hearing in seniors with severe hearing loss, they might also enhance their emotional state and thinking abilities, a new study finds.

    A cochlear implant is a small device that helps provide a sense of sound to p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Harmless growths in the thyroid gland are common, and a new study suggests they don't need to be monitored as closely as current guidelines recommend.

    The thyroid is a gland in the neck that secretes hormones involved in metabolism. According to ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers and preschoolers with cat and dust mite allergies may face an increased risk for asthma later in childhood, a preliminary study suggests.

    The research included almost 500 children from Cincinnati. The youngsters...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ears have a natural mechanism to help protect them against extremely loud and damaging noises, new research suggests.

    Researchers pinpointed a connection from a part of the ear known as the cochlea to the brain that warns of intense incoming noise...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study helps explain why getting too little sleep might boost diabetes risk.

    Researchers say lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of substances called free fatty acids in the blood. These substances interfere with the ability of the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially deadly bacteria is responsible for one in five sore throats in young adults, a new study suggests.

    Patients with this bacteria -- Fusobacterium necrophorum -- can get negative results on a strep test, but be at risk of an absc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children appear more likely to develop asthma if their living rooms, kitchens or bedrooms have mold or moisture damage, according to a new study.

    Children were most susceptible to developing asthma with mold exposure during their first two years o...Full Article