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What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Laser Treatment?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser treatment is a technology that was developed in 1995. It's similar to other laser treatments except that instead of a single wavelength of light, IPL light is filtered so that only those wavelengths that are taken up by the intended surface (e.g. skin pigment, blood vessels) are used. IPL energy affect [...]

By |November 12th, 2017|Head and Neck|Comments Off on What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Laser Treatment?

Bed bugs: Identification and Removal

The holiday season is nearly upon us! November through January is also the busiest travel time of the year. Whether you plan to or not, you may find yourself staying in a hotel over the next few months. Hotels are very careful about bed bug infestations, but sometimes they still happen. Here's how to identify [...]

By |November 4th, 2017|Hygiene|Comments Off on Bed bugs: Identification and Removal

ENT doctors and Allergists: What’s the difference?

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies. Allergies can occur at any time of year and at any stage of life. Sometimes allergies are present in childhood, disappear, and then reappear in adulthood. People who suffer from allergies have a condition in which the immune system reacts to something in the environment, eaten, or drunk that doesn't [...]

By |October 15th, 2017|Allergies|Comments Off on ENT doctors and Allergists: What’s the difference?

Dust Allergies and Prevention

As many as 20 million Americans are allergic to dust, specifically, dust mites. These microscopic creatures are the most common trigger for year-round allergies and asthma symptoms. While you can't completely get rid of dust mites, it's possible to lessen their hold on your home, thereby reducing your symptoms. Dust mite allergy symptoms are similar [...]

By |September 29th, 2017|Allergies|Comments Off on Dust Allergies and Prevention

Helping Kids with Stress

It's the start of a new school year! Parents may rejoice sending kids back to school, but for the kids themselves it can be a stressful time. During the school year, both coursework and social situations may cause kids stress. Some stress is expected from coursework, and a small-to-medium level of stress is actually good [...]

By |September 3rd, 2017|Pediatrics|Comments Off on Helping Kids with Stress

Symptoms of a Broken Nose

Sports and roughhousing can easily lead to a nose being accidentally smashed. A sudden impact to the nose is the most common way to break it. Everyone is at some small risk for a broken nose. Certain activities increase the risk for a broken nose, especially contact sports such as football, basketball, soccer, hockey, boxing, and [...]

By |August 21st, 2017|Nose|Comments Off on Symptoms of a Broken Nose

Exercise to Ease Hearing Loss

Many people suffer some kind of hearing loss, especially as they age. Hearing loss can make social situations very difficult and may lead to feelings of isolation and depression. While most hearing loss is irreversible, some exercises may make it easier for the brain to follow conversation particularly in crowded rooms. The brain is involved [...]

By |August 6th, 2017|Ears|Comments Off on Exercise to Ease Hearing Loss

How to Clean Your Ears

How to clean the ears is one of the most common question our audiologists get. It's important to remember that earwax is a natural and important part of the body. Earwax traps dirt and debris, fights infections in and around ears, and keeps the ear from drying out and becoming itchy. Earwax typically leaves the [...]

By |July 22nd, 2017|Ears|Comments Off on How to Clean Your Ears

Vocal Changes and the Menstrual Cycle

Some women experience changes to their vocal cords throughout their menstrual cycle, a change brought on by changing hormones. This is especially interesting for female singers, whose livelihood may rely on consistently producing high-quality sounds vocally. A study with 17 female vocalists in 2017 suggests that there are laryngeal vascular differences that occur throughout the [...]

By |July 9th, 2017|Throat|Comments Off on Vocal Changes and the Menstrual Cycle

Ear Skin Tags and Children

It's relatively common for children to be born with extra pieces of skin, or ear tags, around the front of the ear. Infant skin tags are different from adult skin tags because they may not just be skin. Infant skin tags can contain fat and cartilage. Infant skin tags may occur by themselves or as [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Pediatrics|Comments Off on Ear Skin Tags and Children