Treating Sore Throats

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As the kids head back to school, germs find their way inside our homes, often causing infections and sore throats in the whole family. LAKE ENT Physician’s Assistant Christine Halvorsen explains her approach to treating sore throats in kids and adults.

Tonsillectomy

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Sore throats are common among children and adults once kids are back in the classroom. If your symptoms are more than just a swollen and sore throat, you might be suffering from tonsillitis. Tracy Vandeveer explains how the specialists at Lake Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery helped her son overcome throat infections and sleep apnea.

Thyroid Awareness

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  Did you know that a small butterfly shaped gland influences the function of many of the body’s main organs? Dr. Judith Milstead of Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery explains what the thyroid is and how they treat thyroid issues.

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.