Dr. Charles D. Katz, MD

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  • Intermountain Healthcare

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic children, and those from poor families, are at increased risk for complications after tonsil removal surgery, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 80,000 children who underwent tons...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sexual Health:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco use in any form appears to be linked to an increased risk of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), a virus that can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.

    The odds of b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who have trouble smelling the roses -- literally -- may face an increased risk of dying in the next several years, new research suggests.

    In a study of over 3,000 older Americans, researchers found those who were unable to detect sc...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea is a potential health risk for millions of Americans, and a new study points to a possible culprit behind the disorder: a "fat" tongue.

    "This is the first study to show that fat deposits are increased in the tongue of obese patients ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Screening and treating patients for obstructive sleep apnea before they have surgery may reduce their risk of cardiovascular complications by more than half, a new study suggests.

    Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the airway relaxes...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The fatigue many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience may actually be a sign of an undiagnosed sleep disorder, according to a new study.

    Researchers found that sleep disorders, which are more common among people with MS, are often left...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.

    Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s (long-c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 2,400 healthy city-dwelling newborns in Germany who were followed until age 10. Of those children, 55 per...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for seniors with sleep apnea.

    CPAP is widely used to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the airway relaxes and narro...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Belsomra (suvorexant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat insomnia.

    It's among a new class of drugs called orexin receptor antagonists that target orexins, brain chemicals that regulate the body's sleep-wake cycle...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although cervical cancers are declining in the United States and Canada, other cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) are increasing, a new study indicates.

    HPV-related cancers of the anus and the base of the tongue and tonsils have increase...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some of the most common sounds of summer -- such as outdoor concerts, fireworks and construction -- can pose a threat to your hearing if you don't take steps to protect yourself, an expert warns.

    "Once hearing is damaged, it cannot be repaired," J...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with heartburn aren't taking their acid-reducing medicine at the right time, which makes the drugs less effective and wastes money, according to new research.

    Only about one-third of those buying these med...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study suggests that the "CPAP" breathing devices used by sleep apnea patients can make a major, rapid and beneficial difference in blood pressure and the stiffness of arteries.

    Just three months of treatment with CPAP (continuous po...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with high blood pressure who also snore are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a new study suggests.

    Researchers cautioned that these women should be screened for the sleep disorder, to avoid complications during pregnancy...Full Article