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Ear Infection Prevention for Infants Garland TX

Local resource for ear infection prevention for infants in Garland, TX. 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.

Massuma Kazemi, MD
(972) 566-7677
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX
Business
Massuma Kazemi MD
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Deepika Minnal, MD
(972) 424-7915
2200 Los Rios Blvd
Plano, TX
Business
Tots to Teens Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna HMO/PPO Accountable PPO Affiliated PPO Beech Street PPO Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO/POS/HMOCCN PPO ChoiceCare PPO Cigna HMO/PPO/POSFirst Health PPO Galaxy PPO Great West PPO/Open Access Health EZ PPO/Open Access Healthsma
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Medical Center of Plano
Residency Training: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College, 1998
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Hindi,Urdu,Telugu,Tamil

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Myron H Rosen, MD
601 Clara Barton Blvd
Garland, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr. R H Roderick Roseberry
(972) 272-7887
601 Clara Barton Blvd Ste 250
Garland, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Paul S Bassel, MD
(972) 272-6561
601 Clara Barton Blvd
Garland, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1991

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Shelley Weiss, MD, FAAP
(972) 566-4286
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX
Business
Healthy Texan Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Almost all insurances accepted.
Medicare Accepted: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Medical City Dallas Hospital
Residency Training: Children's Medical Center
Medical School: Rush Medical College, 1999
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics - Fellow
Languages Spoken: English

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Dr. Robert Andrew Kotas
(972) 272-6561
601 Clara Barton Blvd Ste 200
Garland, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Ruth M Graupera
(214) 266-0700
802 Hopkins St
Garland, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Shahin Etezadi Tabatabai, MD
(214) 266-0697
206 Carver Dr
Garland, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1966

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Paul S Bassel
(972) 272-7887
601 Clara Barton Blvd
Garland, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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