Dr. Charles D. Katz, MD

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  • Intermountain Healthcare

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  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may not only affect the quality of your sleep. New research suggests that the sleep disorder may be linked to hearing loss as well.

    The study found that sleep apnea was associated with hearing impairment at both high and low frequenci...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Professional musicians face a nearly four times greater risk of developing hearing loss compared to the rest of the public, according to new research.

    Musicians are also 57 percent more likely to develop ringing in the ears -- known as tinnitus -...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Australian researchers say that gene therapy may one day improve the hearing of people with cochlear implants, allowing them to appreciate music and hear in noisy environments.

    In experiments with deaf guinea pigs, senior study author Gary Hou...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Head And Neck Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in Belgium say they've successfully transplanted windpipes in six patients by first placing donor tissue in the patients' arms.

    "This discovery expands the surgical possibilities for people struggling with difficult-to-repair airway d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Head And Neck Surgery:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty percent of adults who get their tonsils removed develop complications, a new study shows.

    The complication rates are much higher than those reported in previous research, according to the authors of the study in t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Oralair has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first under-the-tongue treatment for certain grass allergies.

    The tablet contains freeze-dried pollen extracts of five grasses: Kentucky Blue Grass, Orchard, Perennial R...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for the spring allergy season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new under-the-tongue pill to treat hay fever caused by certain grass pollens.

    Oralair is the first under-the-tongue allergen extract appr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first implantable device for adults with a severe or profound form of a condition called "sensorineural hearing loss" has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Sensorineural hearing loss, the most common type, occurs when ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the Netherlands say they've found a potentially important new use for a simple old device -- the "electronic voice box." It may help hospitalized patients who've lost the ability to speak because they need tubes down their throat to help th

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