ABCs of Melanoma

Skin cancer is caused by the abnormal growth of skin cells and usually develops on skin that has been exposed to the sun. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. To help spread awareness the American Academy of Dermatology promotes the first Monday in May, this year May 4th, as Melanoma Monday, the official start of Melanoma/ Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. In their SPOT Skin Cancer Program they encourage people to check loved ones for suspicious moles or spots which should be examined further by a healthcare professional. Dr. Samuel Moak, at Lake Ear,

An Ear Full

Its icky consistency makes it lousy dinner table conversation, but earwax is actually important to our hearing health. However, for many people, when it comes to earwax, too much might not be a good thing. An ear canal plugged up with earwax can cause earaches, infections, and other problems. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about one of the most common complaints they get: too much earwax.

Sinuplasty, Pegged!

Sinus infections affect almost 40 million people in our country every year. But when the condition becomes persistent, it can plague its victim for months. We spoke with Peg McClellan, a long-time sinusitis sufferer. She shared how she found relief from her chronic sinusitis with the help of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery.

The Spin On Dizziness

Dizziness is one of the most common reasons people visit their doctors. It can make them feel off-balance or lightheaded. While dizziness can be a side effect of minor health issues, it can also be a sign of a serious health problem. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they search for the underlying causes of dizziness using Vestibular Testing.

Understanding Your Thyroid

Your thyroid controls your hormones and can affect nearly every area of your body, from how fast you burn calories to how fast your heart beats. January is designated Thyroid Awareness Month, a month set aside for healthcare providers to educate the public about thyroid health, diagnosis and treatment. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explain how this tiny gland has such a big effect on our health.

Don’t Have To Be Dizzy

Did you know that one of the most common reasons people to visit their doctor is for dizzy spells? Common causes of dizziness include a migraine, medications, and alcohol. It can also be caused by a problem in the inner ear, where balance is regulated. Dizziness can often be the result of vertigo as well. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they search for the underlying causes of dizziness using Vestibular Testing.

Calcium Concern

We know that calcium is important for strong bones and a healthy heart, but there are times when your body can have so much calcium that it’s not good for you. A condition called hyperparathyroidism can cause the levels of calcium in your blood and tissues to be too high. And it has nothing to do with how much milk you drink. Dr. Judith Milstead, an otolaryngologist with Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explains how these tiny glands can make such a big impact on your health.

Med Spa Mania

You’ve probably heard about medical spas and day spas, but you might be wondering about the differences between them. Day spas focus on relaxation and personal well-being while medical spas offer more specialized medical treatments supervised by a licensed medical doctor. Working in association with Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery, Face 2 Face Aesthetics and Wellness is a medical spa located in The Villages and Leesburg. They offer a wide range of modern rejuvenation services, and surgical and aesthetic procedures. We stopped by to talk to some of their clients about why they chose a medical spa

Kids Will Be Kids

As health care providers will tell you, the start of the new school year often brings with it some interesting office visits from children. From sore throats to foreign bodies, the specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery shared with us some of the more common, and sometimes surprising, things they see with their pediatric patients.

Sore Throat Solutions

No matter how healthy we are, we’re bound to get a sore throat occasionally. It can be very uncomfortable but it’s also an important part of our body’s immune response. There could be several reasons for a sore throat, but if the feeling persists for more than a week and is accompanied by a fever or difficulty swallowing, it may be time to get medical treatment. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about how they hunt for the cause of a sore throat.