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IPL vs. Laser for Pigmentation

In our most recent post, we delved into what intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment is. If you're considering an IPL treatment to lighten your skin pigmentation, you may also be considering a laser treatment. In this post, we'll look at the differences and similarities between the two types of treatments. Both IPL and laser treatments are medical devices, so [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Head and Neck|Comments Off on IPL vs. Laser for Pigmentation

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?

Breastfeeding Positions and Tips

It's not uncommon for new mothers to have some difficulty breastfeeding. Learning how to position baby's head, mouth, throat, and body may feel awkward at first for new mothers and it can be difficult to know whether baby is getting enough nutrition. Breastfeeding is great if possible because it's more nutritious and easier to digest [...]

By |May 13th, 2017|Head and Neck|Comments Off on Breastfeeding Positions and Tips

Sunscreen and Sun Safety

It's the first official day of summer! In sunny Central Florida that may not mean a lot, as we enjoy the sun's rays nearly every day of the year, but many cities throughout the U.S. celebrate today by spending extra time outside. Extra time outside means more need for sun protection. Everyone needs sun protection [...]

By |June 20th, 2016|Head and Neck|Comments Off on Sunscreen and Sun Safety

Healthy, Easy New Years Resolutions

Many people see January 1 as the time to make promises to themselves about what they will do in the New Year. The not-so-secret secret is, though, that it's never too late to make a change. Resolving to completely give up sweets, train for a triathlon, or read a book a week may not be [...]

By |January 11th, 2015|Head and Neck|Comments Off on Healthy, Easy New Years Resolutions

3D Printed Windpipe Splint Saves Baby's Life

Doctors were able to print a device from a 3D printer that helped to save six-week-old Kaiba's life. The development happened after the child collapsed and turned blue while at a restaurant with his family. In the months following the incident, Kaiba stopped breathing frequently and had to be resuscitated on a daily basis. Kaiba [...]

By |September 8th, 2014|Head and Neck, Medical News, Pediatrics, Throat|Comments Off on 3D Printed Windpipe Splint Saves Baby's Life

Brain-Eating Amoeba Uses Nasal Pathway

Every year or two several otherwise healthy people, often children or adolescents, are suddenly taken ill or killed as a result of Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that travels through the nose and into the brain. Amoebas are single-celled organisms that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Naegleria are found in warm water, such as lakes, ponds, [...]

By |July 15th, 2014|Head and Neck, Nose, Pediatrics|Comments Off on Brain-Eating Amoeba Uses Nasal Pathway

Itchy Ears: Causes and Solutions

The skin covering the outer ear is susceptible to a number of conditions that can cause them to itch, for example, bacterial infection, fungal infection, eczema, and psoriasis. The most common bacterial infection is otitis externa, or swimmer's ear, which can be caused by swimming, or any exposure to water, such as showering or bathing. Using [...]

By |June 24th, 2014|Allergies, Ears, Head and Neck, Hygiene|Comments Off on Itchy Ears: Causes and Solutions

Lump in Your Throat: Swallowing Disorders

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a common issue many people experience. It is characterized by a difficulty passing food or liquid from the mouth into the stomach. Typically, difficulty swallowing is a temporary feeling that is not indicative of a serious disorder. However, if the difficulty doesn't clear up on its own after a couple [...]

By |January 30th, 2014|Head and Neck, Throat|Comments Off on Lump in Your Throat: Swallowing Disorders

How We Swallow

People typically swallow hundreds of times every day, both in order to ingest foods and liquids and clear the mouth and throat of saliva and naturally-occurring mucus. You likely don't think about it as you're enjoying your lunch or a warm cup of tea, but there are 4 actions to every swallow: Oral preparation: This [...]

By |January 21st, 2014|Head and Neck, Throat|Comments Off on How We Swallow