Stop The Spin

Dizziness is a very common complaint. It can be anything from being light-headed, to balance issues, to the feeling of being in a spinning room. This spinning sensation, also called vertigo, can have several causes. The most common kind of vertigo is called BPPV, short for: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. We talked to Dr. Judith Milstead, an Otolaryngologist at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery. She explained the symptoms of BPPV and some of the treatments available.

Vocal About Voices

The voice is an amazing human instrument but most people don’t tend to think about their voices until there’s a problem. People develop voice problems for many reasons. Doctors who specialize in ear, nose and throat disorders diagnose and treat such voice disorders. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery talk about some of the voice conditions they tend to see and how they’re treated.

All Better Now

While our global pandemic has changed the way children get medical attention, from whom and how often, one thing remains the same, children can do some of the darnedest things. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery shared with us some back to school tips and some of the sometimes surprising things kids can do.

Sore Throat Solved

A sore throat is usually a sign that something bigger is about to strike. And while viruses cause the majority of sore throats, bacterial infections and allergies can as well. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about how they search for and treat the cause of a sore throat.

Restless Nights

About half of people snore at some point in their lives. But according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine about 40 percent of adult men and 24 percent of adult women are habitual snorers. Snoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea but not everyone who snores has the sleep disorder. Sleep apnea is manageable using several approaches. We talked to Dr. Samuel Moak, at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery to find out more about sleep apnea and what can be done to treat it.

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.