Say Ahhhh

Now that kids across the county have settled back into school, it’s time for parents to brace themselves for the onslaught of sniffles, sore throats and ear aches that are about to follow. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports elementary school children get up to 12 colds during the school year. While most illnesses can be managed at home, there will definitely be times when it is appropriate to seek medical help.

Sore Throat Search

What starts out as a sore throat can often end up becoming something much more serious, especially if it lasts longer than a week and is accompanied by a fever or difficulty swallowing. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery help their patients feel better by hunting for the cause of a sore throat and its additional symptoms.

Wax Facts

Ear wax is a self-cleaning agent, with protective, lubricating and antibacterial properties and helps keep dirt and bacteria from getting inside your ear canal. Earwax buildup will normally find its way out of your ear canal as you chew or make other jaw movements.

About Face

Well moms, if you feel like you’ve been looking a little tired and worn lately it may be time to consider refreshing your look. A study conducted by a group of John Hopkins University researchers found that people who had plastic surgery were perceived as being healthier and more successful. Their results were published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Off Balance

We all strive to keep a balance in our lives… but when your body’s ability to maintain physical balance becomes impaired, you may begin to feel unsteady or dizzy. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they go about searching for the underlying causes of dizziness and balance impairment using vestibular testing. Web Extra: A study conducted by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital showed definitively that after age 40 our ability to balance starts to go downhill. Web Extra: Follow this link for more information on vestibular disorders.

Thyroid Symptoms & Solutions

More than 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid disease during their lifetime and at least 60% of those people will be unaware they have a problem. The Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain what the thyroid does and how it works.

Stop Spinning

If you’ve ever felt dizzy or lightheaded you are not alone.  In fact, dizziness is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery explain how they search for the underlying causes of dizziness using Vestibular Testing. WEB EXTRAS  

Don’t Stick It In Your Ear

In a report recently published by the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center show that an average of 34 children a day visit emergency departments with ear injuries caused by cotton swabs. It’s important to understand that earwax does have a purpose. Christine Halvorsen, a Physician’s Assistant with Lake ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery explains how a medical professional can help.

Fresh Faced Seniors

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that more and more senior citizens are looking to turn back the clock as they find themselves living longer and healthier lifestyles. Nose reshaping, eye and brow lifts and face lifts dominate the chosen procedures among this generation of seniors who are particular about their presentation. Dr. Dino Madonna of Lake ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery delves into the options that facial plastic surgery provides and the delicate balance between art and function.

Real Eye Opener

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. The Glaucoma Research Foundation reports that 4.2 million Americans suffer from a vision impairment. If Droopy Eyelids is your particular impairment, Dr. Dino Madonna of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery shares a possible solution to the problem.