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YouTube is Amazing for Medical Information

Base of Tongue Reduction is a video of Dr. Thrasher performing a base of tongue reduction on 2 patients for their severe obstructive sleep apnea. It was put together by Dr. Christopher Chang who has become a good friend of Dr. Thrasher’s and has one of the most visited ENT sites on the web. While…

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Tinnitus: Top 12 Topics I Teach

Tinnitus. It’s a subject I  discuss at least 2-3x every time I hold a clinic. There’s a lot of misinformation out there. I’m going to break it down the way that I describe it for my patients in clinic. There is far more information out there that I’m not going to go into, but these…

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Allergy Treatment in Allen & McKinney

So you have allergies in the dead of winter? You’re not alone say patients all over the country in this article from MSNBC.com. In a mild winter, there are more allergens to which you can be exposed. If you live in Texas, you’re unfortunate enough to live in one of the only places in the…

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Scar Care

As far as I’ve been able to assess, there’s really only 2 ways patients can know that their surgeon did a good job: 1 – avoiding avoidable complications 2 – minimizing scars For the first, some complications simply cannot be avoided, even if they can be predicted. For example, 3% of people who get their…

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MRSA drainage from the Ears–We Can Handle It

MRSA Drainage From the Ears Is Not A Scary Problem A new study recently published in one of the more prominent ENT medical journals discusses how MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) drainage following the placement of tubes does not lead to more serious complications or surgery compared to kids who have non-MRSA drainage.  Let me first…

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Hospitals Hiding Errors? Say it ain't so. . .

Are Hospitals Purposefully Hiding Errors? The Latest Hammer Against Medicine in the US Raises Many Red Flags.  But I don’t think that it is a purposeful hiding of errors. No doubt there is deliberate deception, perhaps still out of fear of consequences, but the study itself seems to argue against that as a major cause….

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Nasal Septal Perforations

Nasal Septal Perforations and Nose Whistlers Picture can be found at this wonderful repository of ENT pictures, a site run by Bechara Y. Ghorayeb, MD an Houston otolaryngologist. What you can see is the nostril on the right side being propped open with a nasal speculum. The hole is clearly visible because a light is being…

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Childhood Obesity–The Right Way to Address It?

It’s Not Just Cadavers, It’s Childhood Obesity Making Headlines Too photo courtesy of NPR.org A controversial article just came to my attention which piggybacks on what was posted yesterday. I’m interested in anyone’s comments on how an ad campaign like this makes them feel. I still haven’t quite come to terms with my own response…

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Obese Cadavers Are Not Your Friends

Not Wanted: Obese Cadavers It may make some squeamish to talk about, but it’s a topic that any US doctor can speak about. There’s an interesting article on MSNBC.com in their health section where they discuss how medical schools often turn down obese cadavers because of the inability to effectively use them to learn.  picture courtesy…

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Rock in Style with Custom Ear Molds

Your ears are custom made just for you, so should your headphones Anyone who has used “stock” earbuds knows how uncomfortable they can become after prolonged use. How are you supposed to enjoy listening to your favorite music while your ears are throbbing in pain? The answer is a set of custom listening molds. These…

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