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Rub your hand across your neck or chest. If you feel small balls protruding from the skin surface, you probably have skin tags.

Acrochordons, also known as skin tags, are a benign condition of the skin. They appear as flesh-colored pieces of tissue or small bits of skin protruding from the rest of the skin by a thin stalk. About half of the population will develop skin tags at one point in their lives.

Although they may appear troublesome and are actually a type of tumor, skin tags are relatively innocuous and quite common. They have not been found to become cancerous if left untreated.

Skin tags can be as small as a pinpoint or as large as a grape, and form just about anywhere on the body. But they are typically found where there is excessive friction of the skin, whether from rubbing up against other skin or contact from clothing. Therefore the neck, upper chest, underarms, groin folds and under the breasts are common areas to find skin tags.

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According to the American Academy of Audiology, hearing loss affects an estimated 36 million Americans of all ages with levels varying from mild to total loss.

The Audiology Department at Mercy St. Charles Hospital, located at the Center for Health Promotion, offers a number of services including, hearing tests for infants, children and adults, hearing instruments, assistive listening devices, custom noise protection plugs, custom ear plugs, and cerumen (wax) removal.

“No matter the age or circumstance, we are dedicated to taking the necessary steps to improve hearing,” said Dr. Erica Carpenter, Au.D., Audiologist at the Mercy St. Charles Center for Health Promotion.

Symptoms of hearing loss can include any of the following:
• Ringing or buzzing in the ear.
• Difficulty hearing the radio or television.
• Difficulty hearing in the presence of background noise.
• Complaining of others mumbling.
• Asking others to repeat themselves.
• Responding inappropriately to questions in conversation.
• Withdrawing from social interaction for fear of not being able to participate in group conversation

If you or a loved is experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms, call the Audiology Department at Mercy St. Charles Center for Health Promotion at 419-696-7486.

YONKERS ¬– Snackaholics don’t have to give up their favorite treats to maintain a healthy weight. Satisfying, lower-fat versions of foods like chips, cheese and even ice cream are readily available at grocery stores. Consumer Reports found 12 lower-fat options from traditionally high-fat categories that are tasty enough to try.

Consumer Reports targeted lower-fat foods found in supermarkets in popular categories. Food staffers taste-tested dozens of snacks and the best-tasting products made the list.

“It’s easier than ever to snack smart with some of the more healthful snacks available at grocery stores,” said Jamie Hirsh, associate editor, Consumer Reports Health. “We wanted to include popular categories, and focus on new and interesting products that looked appealing, either because of the ingredients, flavor or personal experience.”

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