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Ear Infection Prevention for Infants Los Angeles CA

Local resource for ear infection prevention for infants in Los Angeles, CA. 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.

Anita Sabeti, M.D
(310) 248-2829
9735 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA
Business
Best Care Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Residency Training: USC
Medical School: USD, 2005

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Sung Jeen Hong, MD
(323) 733-1122
3000 W Olympic Blvd Ste 304
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dong Joon Yi
(213) 368-6025
1058 S Vermont Av
Los Angeles, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Judith Carol Watson, MD
(213) 744-3812
2829 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1974

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Sung J Kim
(213) 365-6161
2017 W Olympic Blvd Ste 101
Los Angeles, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Gitte Bloom, MD
(818) 955-5773
2211 West Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA
Business
HealthCare Partners
Specialties
Pediatrics
Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: HealthCare Partners
Residency Training: Tod Children's Hospital
Medical School: University of Copenhagen in Denmark,
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Min Y Cha
(323) 766-7700
3130 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Mayo R De Lilly, MD
(323) 733-4148
1818 S Western Ave Ste 207
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1978

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Diane Joyce Henderson, MD
(213) 742-1433
2300 S Flower St Ste 300
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1970

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Linda Jean Tigner Weekes, MD
(213) 749-0947
515 W 27th St
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Simi Valley Hosp And Health Ca, Simi Valley, Ca

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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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