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Ear Infection Prevention for Infants Detroit MI

Local resource for ear infection prevention for infants in Detroit, MI. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to ear infection prevention for infants, ear infection treatments, audiologists, and hearing loss treatment, as well as advice and content on eardrops, earwax removal, hearing loss, and conditions of the ear.

Lee M Weinstein, MD
(248) 203-6620
36700 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Business
Child Health Associates
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dr. Roberto Benejam
(313) 895-3947
2600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Shazia Maqbool, MD
(313) 593-8780
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jacquelyn R Roberson, MD
(313) 916-3115
2799 W Grand Ave Henry Ford Hospital-CFP4
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1975

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Shiva Kalidindi, MD, MS
(313) 874-2868
Apt 509 4600 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2000

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Roberto Benejam, MD
(313) 895-3947
2600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr. Allison Lynn Ball
(313) 745-0203
3901 Beaubien St
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Larry Eugene Fleischmann, MD
(313) 745-5850
3901 Beaubien St
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp Of Michigan, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Univ Pediatricians Pc

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Mary A Siddall Logan, MD
(313) 843-3920
2799 W Grand Blvd Dept Ped
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1951

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Mohammad Shah, MD
(313) 966-0254
3901 Beaubien St
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2008

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Breast-Feeding Reduces Ear Infections

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November 3, 2007: 8:04 am: Dr. Neil Ear Problems

Breast-Feeding Reduces Ear Infections

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
 

Here’s a shocking statistic.

Next to the common cold, ear infections are the most commonly diagnosed childhood illness in the United States. More than 3 out of 4 children have had at least one ear infection by the time they are 3 years old. (1)

This high incidence of ear infections in totally unnecessary as the solution to reducing the incidence of ear infections in babies has been known for decades, namely breast-feeding your baby for a minimum of 6 months, and preferably 1 year or longer.

You see, breast-feeding is the natural way to help fight infections in your baby. Researchers have discovered that antibodies passed to the baby by a nursing mother help lower the occurrence of many conditions including ear infections, respiratory infections, allergies and asthma. Breast-feeding also contributes to the infant’s immune system by increasing the barriers to infection and decreasing the growth of bacteria and viruses. As a group, formula-fed babies have more infections and more hospitalizations than do breast-fed babies. (2)

Another benefit to breast-feeding is the way you hold a baby to breast-feed it. Breast-feeding keeps the baby at an angle which helps keep the Eustachian tubes clear and hence, fewer ear infections. In contrast, bottle-fed babies tend to lie flat and that allows “gunk” (to use a fancy medical term) to get in the baby’s Eustachian tubes and run up to the middle ear where it causes infections. (1)

Now researchers have found even more evidence of the efficacy of breast-feeding. They have found that breast-feeding protects children otherwise made susceptible to ear infections by abnormalities in specific human genes.

About 19% of children are prone to chronic and recurrent middle ear infections (Otitis media). Although researchers have long known that genetics plays a part in this increased vulnerability, they never knew the exact mechanism involved.

“We know that the tendency to get this infection runs in families, and so we decided to look for small variations—what we call ‘single-nucleotide polymorphisms,’ or SNPs—in three important genes that produce inflammatory signaling molecules for the immune system,” said Janak Patel, a professor in the infectious disease division of UTMB’s Department of Pediatrics. “Two of them stood out on their own as signals of increased risk.”

The two identified genes generate the immune proteins known as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin 6 (IL-6). SNPs in each individual gene were enough, the researchers found, to create increased risk for childhood ear infections, and simultaneous SNPs in both genes created even more risk. The researchers believe that the particular var...

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