Many surgical advances are being made in this area. Procedures such as tonsillectomy and facial plastic surgery are becoming less invasive, and new procedures are being developed to treat serious problems such as cleft palate, sleep apnea, and deafness.

  • TMJ

    Insight into causes and treatments How does the Temporo-Mandibular Joint work? What causes TMJ pain? How is TMJ pain treated? and more… Open your jaw all the way and shut it. This simple movement would not be possible without the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). It connects the temporal bone

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  • Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients

    More than 20 percent of U.S. residents will be 65 or older in 2030. Of all Americans 65 and older, 14.1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13.5 percent. Geriatric Rhinitis Complaints Are: Constant need to clear the throat A sense

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  • Sinus Pain

    Can Over-the-Counter Medications Help? Why Do We Suffer From Nasal And Sinus Discomfort? The body's nasal and sinus membranes have similar responses to viruses, allergic insults, and common bacterial infections. Membranes become swollen and congested. This congestion causes pain and pressure; mucus production

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  • Sinus Headaches

    Not every headache is the consequence of sinus and nasal passage problems. For example, many patients visit an ear, nose, and throat specialist to seek treatment for a sinus headache and learn they actually have a migraine or tension headache. The confusion is common, a migraine can cause irritation

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  • Thyroid Disorders and Surgery

    Insight into complications and treatment What is a thyroid disorder? What treatment may be recommended? What is thyroid surgery? and more... Your thyroid gland is one of the endocrine glands that makes hormones to regulate physiological functions in your body, like metabolism (heart

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  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

    What is cleft lip and cleft palate? We all start out life with a cleft lip and palate. During normal fetal development between the 6th and 11th week of pregnancy, the clefts in the lip and palate fuse together. In babies born with cleft lip or cleft palate, one or both of these splits failed to fuse. A

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  • Head and Neck Cancer

    Insight into recognizing symptoms for early detection Early detection of head and neck cancer Symptoms of head and neck cancer and more... This year, more than 55,000 Americans will develop cancer of the head and neck (most of which is preventable); nearly 13,000 of them will die from

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  • Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors

    Tumors or growths in the head and neck region may be divided into those that are benign (not cancerous) and malignant (i.e., cancer). Fortunately, most growths in the head and neck region in children are considered to be benign. These benign growths can be related to infection, inflammation, fluid collections,

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  • Facial Plastic Surgery

    Insight into procedures Why consider facial plastic surgery? What kinds of problems are treated? and more... Facial expressions are a way to interact with others. How we look has an impact on how others perceive us, so most of us are concerned about our face's appearance. Some would like to change

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  • Dizziness and Motion Sickness

    Insight into causes and prevention What is dizziness? What causes dizziness? How will my dizziness be treated? and more… Feeling unsteady or dizzy can be caused by many factors such as poor circulation, inner ear disease, medication usage, injury, infection, allergies, and/or neurological

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  • Children and Facial Trauma

    What is facial trauma? The term facial trauma means any injury to the face or upper jaw bone. Facial traumas include injuries to the skin, underlying skeleton, neck, nose and sinuses, eye socket, or teeth and other parts of the mouth. Sometimes these types of injuries are called maxillofacial injury.

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  • Fall Prevention

    Insight into preventing injuries caused by falls Why are falls more likely during the senior years? How does lifestyle management affect fall prevention? and more… Today’s society is more active than ever, but inevitably every year more than two million Americans fall and sustain

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  • Bell’s Palsy and other facial nerve disorders

    Insight into facial nerve disorders How does the facial nerve affect facial expression? What causes sudden facial paralysis? How are facial nerve disorders treated? and more... Disorders of the facial nerve can occur to men, women, and children, but they are more prominent among people

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  • Children and Facial Paralysis

    About 40,000 people in the United States develop facial paralysis each year with children comprising a small percentage of that population. There are more than 50 known causes of facial paralysis but the most common in children is "Bell's palsy," the cause of which is not certain. This disorder effects

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  • Facial Sports Injuries

    Playing catch, shooting hoops, bicycling on a scenic path or just kicking around a soccer ball have more in common than you may think. On the up side, these activities are good exercise and are enjoyed by thousands of Americans. On the down side, they can result in a variety of injuries to the face. Many

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