Category: ENT

February is Pediatric ENT Health Month

an otolaryngologist tests hearing of a girl patient

The first few years of a child’s life are critically important in physical development as well as in forming emotional, learning and communication skills. Because of this, babies with moderate to severe hearing loss can experience developmental setbacks. Early identification
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Cochlear Implants: What You Should Know

Doctor checking patients ears | Sacramento ENT

Cochlear implants treat severe to profound hearing loss in patients with sensorineural (inner ear-related) hearing loss where impairment can’t be treated with standard hearing aids. With a relatively minor two-hour surgery, most patients experience a tremendous positive impact on their
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September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Doctor examining woman's neck- thyroid cancer awareness | Sacramento ENT

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that produces hormones used to regulate your body’s metabolism. Thyroid cancer occurs when abnormal cells multiply in the thyroid gland. Fortunately, patients with thyroid cancer frequently do well because it is
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Protect Your Skin This Summer

irregular moles, abnormal moles - doctor checking moles on patients back

It’s summertime! That means family BBQs, dips in the pool and an increase in sun exposure. While hats, sunglasses and sunscreen go a long way toward protecting you, the use of those items alone does not prevent you from developing
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Sinus Pressure That Just Won’t Quit?

Sinus Pressure - Woman holding sinus | Sacramento ENT

An estimated 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis, making it the most common chronic condition in the United States, followed by arthritis and heart disease. Inflammation of the sinuses causes a variety of persistent, cold- or allergy-like symptoms, which is
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When to Bring Your Child to an ENT

Doctor giving pediatric exam | Sacramento ENT

Ear, nose and throat concerns are among the top reasons children are brought to the doctor. This is because children are especially sensitive to issues like ear infections and allergies, and because certain birth defects such as cleft palates must
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Chronic Cough

Man coughing | Sacramento ENT

Cough is one of the most common reasons that Americans visit their doctors and it accounts for roughly 30 million unique health care visits per year, or about 8-10% of the population.  When asked in surveys, most people will report
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4 Home Remedies – Fact or Fiction?

Home remedies | Sacramento ENT

With numerous health and wellness blogs suggesting do-it-yourself home remedies, many patients are skipping visits to their doctor’s offices. However, there are misconceptions and concerns about many of these home remedies. Here are the facts behind some of these trendy
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7 Signs Your Child Needs a Tonsillectomy

Giving young boy tonsillectomy exam | Sacramento ENT

It usually begins with a sore throat and ends with popsicles. A tonsillectomy is the 2nd most common pediatric procedure and is performed more than 500,000 times a year on kids. What are tonsils? Lumps of tissue on both sides
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