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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. I’ve worked…

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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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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…

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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,…

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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 see…

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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…

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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…

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