Category: ENT

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

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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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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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