Thyroid Awareness 2

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Thyroid Awareness The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has designated January as Thyroid Awareness Month. Dr. Judith Milstead of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explains that although the thyroid gland is relatively small, it produces a hormone that influences every cell, tissue and organ in the body.        

Melanoma Monday

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May 4th is an important day to spend some time checking your face and body for abnormal spots; it’s Melanoma Monday.

Treating Children

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With school out for the summer, now is the best time to surgically address your child’s chronic ear, nose or throat conditions. Dr. Dwight Vaught with Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery, explains his approach to working with children and the treatment options available.

Clear Your Ears

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As with some ovens, your ear canals are self-cleaning. Earwax protects the ear and keeps it clean. Every time you chew or move your jaw, you’re helping move old earwax out of your ear canal.Earwax stops dust and dirt from getting into your ear canal. It also protects ears from infection. However, there are times when earwax can block your ears and affect your hearing.Christine Halvorsen, a Physician’s Assistant with Lake ENT explains that’s when you will need to visit a professional.

Thyroid Health

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According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists more than 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid disease during their lifetime and up to 50% of those people will be unaware they have a thyroid condition. The Specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain that the very small butterfly-shaped thyroid gland in your neck produces hormones that influence every cell, tissue and organ in the body.

Sniffle Detective

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It’s often difficult to tell if you are suffering from allergies or if those allergies have progressed into something more serious. The specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explain how to differentiate the common sinus problems we see this time of year.

Melanoma Monday

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May 2nd is Melanoma Monday… an important day to spend some time checking your face and body for abnormal spots. Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer, causing over 8,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. When caught early, skin cancer has a 98% cure rate. The specialists at Lake ENT explain the different types of skin cancer and what you should look for when checking your skin… not just on Melanoma Monday, but all year ‘round.  

Precancerous Skin Cells

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The American Cancer Society reports that annually, 2 million cases of Basal and Squamous-cell cancers are diagnosed, resulting in over 3,000 deaths and over 68,000 cases of Melanoma are diagnosed with 8,700 deaths. Dr. Dino Madonna of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explains what you should look for when checking your skin and the different types of skin cancers.

Nose For Results

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The latest statistics from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, are out. And the most common procedure has both cosmetic and medical benefits. The latest survey results reveal that Rhinoplasty — commonly referred to as a nose job – was the most common surgical procedure performed on women between the ages of 22 and 34, with 84 percent of all rhinoplasties, up nine percent from 2009. Dr. Dino Madonna of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explains the procedure.

The Art of Surgery

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Often over-shadowed by the need for corrective surgery, is the precision and artistry involved in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Dino Madonna, board certified surgeon with Lake Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explains his passion for facial plastics.