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Why See an Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor for Symptoms of Long-Haul COVID 19?

Why See an Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor for Symptoms of Long-Haul COVID 19?

5/19/21 in Blog Posts

A year ago, the world was introduced to a new coronavirus causing an illness called COVID-19, generating untold illness and grief. The virus has exacted a devastating toll. The grim statistics from the beginning of the pandemic in America through 2/17/21 are: US deaths: 464,521 US confirmed cases: 26,077,134 The 2021 average US life expectancy has decreased by one year when compared to 2019. Tragically, this is only a part of the burden of the pandemic which has also caused emotional, economic, and educational disruption of an unprecedented degree in our modern society. Many of us have been changed and will most likely continue to feel these effects far into the future. Thanks to a tremendous effort by scientists, healthcare providers, workers, leaders, and most of all the public, the rate of new cases and deaths has been on the decline. This is attributable to better public awareness, better treatments, better public health measures, and the arrival and utilization of new coronavirus vaccines.

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Common Questions & Answers about Spring Allergies

Common Questions & Answers about Spring Allergies

4/30/21 in Blog Posts

Take Control of Your Spring Allergies!

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Ear Candling Is Taking Off On TikTok, But Is It Safe to Try at Home?

Ear Candling Is Taking Off On TikTok, But Is It Safe to Try at Home?

3/19/21 in Blog Posts

Ear Candling Is Taking Off On TikTok, But Is It Safe to Try at Home?  Find out why so many people have been placing lit candles in their ears, and whether ear candling is actually worth trying.

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Parathyroid Surgery

Parathyroid Surgery

3/17/21 in Blog Posts

Parathyroid surgery is performed most commonly to treat primary hyperparathyroidism, a disorder where one or more the parathyroid glands becomes overgrown or overactive.  Approximately 80% of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism have one of the four glands causing their problem.  This means that in 15-20% of patients there may be 2 or more abnormal glands that need to be removed.

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Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid Surgery

3/17/21 in Blog Posts

Surgery to remove the thyroid gland, called thyroidectomy, is a common procedure used to treat a variety of both benign and malignant disorders of the thyroid gland.  It is an operation done though a horizontal incision in the neck, in an operating room, while a patient is under anesthesia.

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Tumors of the Parotid Salivary Gland

Tumors of the Parotid Salivary Gland

3/17/21 in Blog Posts

The parotid is a large salivary gland that sits in the cheek, in front of and below the ear.  Tumors, which can be either benign or malignant, may occur within the gland.  It is much more common for a tumor within the parotid gland to be benign.

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Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism

3/17/21 in Blog Posts

The parathyroid glands are four small glands that sit in the lower part of the front of the neck.  Each of them is normally about the size of a pea.  The parathyroid glands sit immediately next to the thyroid gland but are otherwise unrelated.  They are simply neighbors.  

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Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid Nodules

3/17/21 in Blog Posts

The thyroid is a gland in the lower part of the front of the neck.  It produces a hormone called thyroid hormone, which is involved in controlling your body’s metabolism.  Nodules are small growths that can occur within the gland.  These are very common and are usually benign.  Nodules may be small or large, and there may be one or many of them within the gland.

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How To Be Successful With Your New Hearing Aid(s)

How To Be Successful With Your New Hearing Aid(s)

3/2/21 in Blog Posts

Becoming a new hearing aid user can seem overwhelming at first, but with motivation, patience and simple steps taken you will become easily acclimated. This article is designed to help you become and stay successful with your hearing aid(s). Firstly, dedicate a couple of hours to get familiar with your hearing aid(s). Practice taking them off and putting them back on just how we did in the office.

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Vocal Cord Medialiaztion: “The Voice Lift”

Vocal Cord Medialiaztion: “The Voice Lift”

2/17/21 in Blog Posts

In the modern age of communication, the voice is critical in projecting image and personality and establishing credibility.  Until very recently, voice has not received enough attention from the medical profession or from the general public.  In fact, most people (doctors and the general public) do not realize anything can be done to improve a voice that is unsatisfactory or even one that is adequate but not optimal.  Singers, actors, and public speakers have sought out “voice lessons” for centuries.  However, recently techniques for voice improvement have expanded and improved; and they have become practical for a great many more people.

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