Category: ENT

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is inflammation and swelling of the tissues that line the sinuses. This interferes with normal mucus drainage, leading to breathing difficulties, pain and pressure. When the condition persists for 12 weeks or longer, it is considered chronic. What Causes
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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that produces hormones used to regulate your body’s metabolism. Though relatively rare, thyroid cancer occurs when abnormal cells multiply in the thyroid gland. Fortunately, patients with thyroid cancer frequently do well
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The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Researchers at John Hopkins School of Medicine looked at 639 adults from 36-90 years of age for 12 years and monitored cognitive health and hearing health. While none of the subjects had dementia at the start of the study, 184
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Lip and Tongue Tie

The rate of breastfeeding in the U.S. has been rising over the past 20 years due to studies showing improved health in breastfed children, as well as improvement in other issues such as gastroesophageal reflux (“spitting up”) and even SIDS
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Thyroid Nodules

The thyroid is a gland located in the lower part of the neck in the midline. The main function of the thyroid is to produce a hormone that controls your body’s metabolism and energy level. The thyroid hormone plays a
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Know the ABCDEs of Moles

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There is no better way to celebrate Skin Cancer Awareness Month this May than to perform a self-evaluation of your skin! If you notice any new spots or lesions, consider the ABCDEs of moles: A – Asymmetrical. Moles that are
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Sleep Apnea

sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic disorder characterized by loud snoring and pauses in breathing that occur repeatedly throughout the night. Left untreated, sleep apnea may increase the chance of serious health complications such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes and high
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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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