Allergies keeping you up at night? By Paul Fulmer, MD

April 5, 2013

This spring has been pretty rough on allergy sufferers.  The drastic changes in temperature along with the incredible wind and rainstorms have increased the pollen counts throughout the south.  Many patients have notices that their allergies are worse this year and nothing seems to help! A recent article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology [...]

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Are you suffering with Cedar Fever? By Paul Fulmer, MD

January 17, 2013

The term “cedar fever” usually refers to symptoms caused by Mountain cedar allergy. Symptoms are the same as hay fever, including sneezing, itchy eyes and nose, nasal congestion and a runny nose. With both cedar fever and hay fever, a person will not actually have a fever. Mountain cedar is a type of juniper tree [...]

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Women may have Sleep Apnea Too? By Dr. Paul Fulmer, MD

September 27, 2012

A new study out of Sweden ( shows an increasing number of women are developing sleep apnea.  What has often been thought of a man’s problem for years is now shifting to the female side of the equation. Karl Franklin from the Uppsala and Umea University looked at 400 women taken from a sample of [...]

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Stress Hormones, Sleep, and Health Effects By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

April 9, 2012

Disturbed sleep widely impacts our day-to-day mood and behaviors.  Below is a series of questions and answers looking at the effect poor sleep may have on our health—specifically our stress hormone levels, appetite, metabolism, and mood. Poor sleeping habits affect the production of cortisol and adrenaline in what way?  What are the consequences of that?  Poor sleep [...]

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“Gremlin? No, ghrelin.” By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

March 28, 2012

    “Gremlin?  No, ghrelin.” This month the American Heart Association meeting in San Diego presented a study that further supports the idea that lack of sleep contributes to obesity. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, tested whether lack of sleep altered the levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin, increased the amount of [...]

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Daylight Saving By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

March 9, 2012

            Daylight Saving- Great Time to Reset Your Sleep Habits It’s that time again.  I know it feels as if we just turned our clocks back by one hour, how could we possibly be springing ahead so soon?  Well, that sense of Daylight Savings Time (DST) sneaking up on you [...]

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Springtime Allergy Blues

April 19, 2010

We all know how miserable life can be for allergy sufferers this time of year: slogging thru the day, congested, stuffy, unable to breath through your nose…clearly it’s not fun. Reports show that this year’s pollen season will be the worst in decades! And if the daytime misery isn’t trouble enough, think about the impact that [...]

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Look For The Snoring Center on KXAS NBC5

November 12, 2009

Attention Dallas – look for The Snoring Center on KXAS (Channel 5) this Sunday at 10PM. Brendan Higgins reports on Turbinate Coblation as an effective, long lasting solution for nasal allergy symptoms. This in-office, 10-minute procedure can give years of relief to people suffering from chronically stuffy, congested, runny noses.

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Your Better Sleep Tip of the Week: Stuffy Nose = Poor Sleep

November 9, 2009

Being able to breath freely through the nose is essential to a good night’s sleep. Nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines often do the trick. If not, consider Turbinate Coblation: a 10-minute, in-office procedure that can provide years of relief! Learn more at

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