13

Oct

Adele’s Vocal Cord Polyp Explained

Photo by PixomarGrammy Award winner and platinum vocal artist Adele underwent vocal cord surgery in October 2011 to alleviate recurrent hemorrhaging caused by a benign polyp on her vocal cord. Polyps, nodules, and cysts, collectively known as lesions, on the vocal cord is one of...

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13

Oct

3 Things You Should Know about Ears and Ear Wax

Wax is natural and good for your earsEar wax consists of sweat, particles of dead skin, hair, and a water-based substance secreted by glands inside the ear canal. As the ear produces more wax, old wax is pushed out of the ear opening, dries, and falls out naturally.Ears are self...

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13

Oct

Can a Hearing Aid Improve Your Personal Life?

Photo by AmbroAccording to a recent study by Swiss market research and strategy consulting company, Zehnvier, yes, it can!The survey asked more than 4,300 people in the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Great Britain diverse about topics related to hearing and qual...

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13

Oct

7 Tips for Reducing Exposure to Allergens

Spring is just around the corner, but for those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies, it can be a challenging time of year. Warm breezes can carry pollen from those long grasses, fragrant flowers, and blossoming trees and wreak havoc on your eyes, nose, and throat. There are...

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13

Oct

Orlando Ear Nose & Throat: Launches New Website

We are all excited about our new re-designed website.  Please browse our new site for medical information and be sure to sign up for our newsletter.  We are featuring a great new “Patient Portal” for clients.   This will be available shortly f...

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13

Oct

Orlando Ear Nose & Throat takes Position on HPV Vaccination

An advisory committee to the CDC recently recommended that boys and men from age 13 to 21 be immunized against HPV infection. This comes on top of the 2006 recommendation that females from 11 to 26 do the same.The efficacy and benefits of vaccination in general are beyond dispute...

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13

Oct

Guidelines for Sleep Studies in Children

The American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) recently came out with guidelines for sleep studies for children. It is well established that most children with snoring and witnessed apnea can be “cured” by andenotonsillectomy, but there are som...

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13

Oct

Protect Your Hearing!

As the sounds of Independence Day fade, it’s an excellent time to remind everyone to be proactive when guarding your hearing. We all love loud concerts, loud cars, loud movies, and increasingly, loud iPods and MP3 players. Our office is seeing more and more young (read: tee...

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13

Oct

JAMA’s patient page for March 2, 2011

The Journal of the American Medical Association has an excellent summary of sleep apnea in it’s March 2, 2010 edition.  It reviews the different types of apnea, the different conditions that worsen the condition, and treatment options.It is worth noting that the more w...

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13

Oct

Second Hand Smoke: Not Good for the Kids.

Secondhand smoke is a combination of the smoke from a burning cigarette and exhaled smoke. Also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), it can be recognized easily by its distinctive odor. ETS contaminates the air and is retained in clothing, hair, curtains, and furniture. Ma...

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