Posts From February, 2012

DO NOT READ THIS ADVERTISEMENT!!!!!

Internet Ads are Dangerous The above link will take you to a website advocating the use of a chin strap to stop snoring. A chin strap like the one shown below, is designed simply to keep the mouth closed during the night. They were originally used to keep the mouth closed in an effort to…

  • Posted on: Feb 11 2012
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ENTTX partners with Prosper ISD

The Ear Nose & Throat Centers of Texas Partners with Prosper ISD The Ear Nose & Throat Centers of Texas are proud to announce a new partnership with Prosper Independent School District (Prosper ISD Website). Our clinic will be working alongside the school nurses of Prosper ISD to provide education and resources to better evaluate,…

  • Posted on: Feb 11 2012
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The Proof is in the Pudding

The Proof is in the Pudding The Fountain of Youth may not be a secret watering hole in Florida where Ponce de Leon famously searched, but this remarkable demonstration of what exercise can do for a body may shed light on where it may be found. photo from Laura McIntyre, physiotherapist   It’s quite stunning to…

  • Posted on: Feb 11 2012
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Sudden Hearing Loss

It’s time to talk about something that annoys a lot of ENT’s–sudden hearing loss, specifically sudden sensorineural hearing loss. This condition is an emergency which needs treatment within 72hrs of onset to have the best chances of restoring hearing and the thing that is concerning to us is very frequently is that patients do not…

  • Posted on: Feb 11 2012
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Oldsmobiles and Hearing Aids

I used to think when I watched those commercials that said, “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile,” the commentator forgot to say, “But it could look like your grandfather’s.” Of course, I was a teenager and thought there could be nothing more old looking than a car called an “Olds.” I’ve also found it funny…

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Doctors Cheat! Can You Trust Them?

CHEATING DOCTORS!? At least that’s the raging, incredulous headline on CNN health these days. It seems to have started with the report aired by Anderson Cooper. An Army radiologist failed his boards. He blames the fact that he didn’t use old test questions as the cause. AC360, a widely watched show, airs this and the…

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Nasal Polyps and How to Beat Them Back

Nasal Polyps. A Q&A with Dr. Thrasher picture from Bechara Y. Ghorayeb, MD at www.ghorayeb.com Q What are they? A While there are more scientific answers, I generally describe them as a “callous” for the mucosal lining of the nose. Q Why do we get them? A Well, if you consider them as callouses of the…

  • Posted on: Feb 11 2012
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No One Condemns the Expense, Just Who Pays?

Sarah Burke’s death has become a condemnation of US healthcare because the $200,000 or so bill has put a tremendous strain on her family which required them to seek money from friends, family, and fans. The above article by Kari Huus states “The need for a fundraiser — to help her grieving family avert bankruptcy…

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You Can Pick Your Nose & You Can Pick Your Friends, But. . .

I enjoyed reading this article from a Chicago newspaper which talks about foreign objects in the nose. Just because Arnold Schwarzenegger picked his nose in a movie once, doesn’t mean you should I was in high school when I watched Total Recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the first time. While I wasn’t yet ready to be an…

  • Posted on: Feb 11 2012
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This is NOT What Obstructive Sleep Apnea Looks Like

This article appeared on CNN this week and discusses a new study which further discloses the risks of untreated OSA. It’s a good read. However, as I have demonstrated I have to do, I would like to point out the inaccuracies in the media. While this is a fine stock photo, it shows a presumed…

  • Posted on: Feb 10 2012
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