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Ear Infection Prevention for Infants North Las Vegas NV

Local resource for ear infection prevention for infants in North Las Vegas, NV. 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.

Vicki Hom
(702) 733-6033
4570 Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Business
Oshiro Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We accept almost all insurance plans.Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Culinary, United Healthcare, Amerigroup, Medicaid, Smart Choice, Straight medicaid, Magellan, Teachers, Coventry, Great-West, Assurant, Fortis, GEHA, Loomis, Pacificare, Sheet Me
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Sunrise Hospital
Residency Training: Keesler Air Force Base (Pediatrics).
Medical School: Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics.
Languages Spoken: English,Cantonese

Data Provided By:
Aleksandr G Melikov, MD
North Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Azerbaijan State Med Inst, Baku, Azerbaijan
Graduation Year: 1983

Data Provided By:
Dr. Kurt David Piggott
(702) 648-7394
2420 Old Town Dr
North Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Nimmi Thoppil
(973) 641-3427
3709 Fledgling Dr
North Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Franklin Devon Waddell
(702) 653-2193
4700 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Andrew Oshiro
(702) 733-6033
4570 Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Business
Oshiro Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We accept almost all insurance plans.Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Culinary, United Healthcare, Amerigroup, Medicaid, Smart Choice, Straight medicaid, Magellan, Teachers, Coventry, Great-West, Assurant, Fortis, GEHA, Loomis, Pacificare, Sheet Me
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Sunrise
Residency Training: LSU New Orleans
Medical School: Tufts, 1993
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken: English

Data Provided By:
Dr. Aleksandr G Melikov
(856) 692-1108
North Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Nimmi Thoppil, MD
3709 Fledgling Dr
North Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2002

Data Provided By:
Kurt David Piggott, MD
(702) 648-7394
2420 Old Town Dr
North Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 2003

Data Provided By:
Sutapa Khatua
(702) 649-3736
1905 Civic Center Dr
N Las Vegas, NV
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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