Sounding Hoarseness

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Abnormal changes in the voice are called “hoarseness.” When hoarse, the voice may sound breathy, raspy, or strained. While the most common cause is acute laryngitis, Rebecca Hill, speech language pathologist at Lake Ear, Nose and Throat explains what a hoarse voice could mean and how it’s treated.

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.  

Skin Deep

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Patients considering cosmetic surgery want to look rejuvenated, more refreshed, and less tired. Finding the right health care provider is key to a positive outcome. This next story not only highlights the excellent care received by a patient of Dr. Dino Madonna of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery, but also the message of doing what’s right for you.

Hidden Gems

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Curious kids love to put things in their noses! What are the biggest culprits? We spoke with a few of the specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery, about the special way they treat their youngest patients…

The Art of Surgery

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Have you ever heard of Mohs Surgery? It is a highly specialized technique for the removal of skin cancer and has the highest reported cure rate. As Dr. Dino Madonna of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explained in September, he is passionate about the skill and artistry required to preform Mohs and other facial plastic surgery.