• Skin Cancer

    Insight into detection, prevention, and treatment What is skin cancer? How is skin cancer diagnosed? Am I at risk for skin cancer? and more...   The skin is the largest organ in our body. It provides protection against heat, cold, light, and infection. The skin is made up of two major layers (epidermis

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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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  • Perfóracion Timpánica

    Estudio de las lesiones de oído ¿Qué es una perforación timpánica? ¿Cual es la causa de la perforación timpánica? ¿Cómo se afecta la audición afectada por un tímpano perforado? Y más... Un orificio o ruptura en el tímpano, una delgada membrana que separa el canal auditivo

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  • Doctor? ¿Qué Causa El Ruido En El Oído?

    A Veces Siento un Ruido en el Oído. ¿Es Esto Raro? De ninguna manera. Este ruido en el oído (tinnitus o zumbido) es muy común. Cerca de 36 millones de norteamericanos sufren de esta molestia. El zumbido puede aparecer o desaparecer o Ud. puede sentirlo en forma permanente. Puede variar en tono

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  • El Humo del Tabaco Ambiental y los Niños

    Factores de riesgo y prevención ¿Qué es el humo del tabaco ambiental? ¿Cuales son los riesgos? ¿Quién es perjudicado? y más... El humo fumado pasivamente es una combinación del que brota de un cigarrillo ardiendo y el humo que exhala un fumador. También llamado Humo de Tabaco

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  • Implantes cocleares

    Un implante coclear es un dispositivo electrónico que restablece parcialmente la audición a las personas hipoacúsicas. Se implanta quirúrgicamente en el oído interno y se activa mediante un dispositivo que se coloca fuera del oído. A diferencia de un audífono no genera un sonido más fuerte o

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  • Doctor? ¿Por Qué a Mi Hijo Le Duele El Oído?

    Introducción a la otitis media y su tratamiento ¿Qué Es La Otitis Media? La otitis media significa inflamación del oído medio. La inflamación ocurre como resultado de una infección. Puede suceder en uno o en los dos oídos. En los niños la otitis media es la causa más frecuente de las consultas

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  • Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat

    Who is in day care? The 2000 census reported that of among the nation's 19.6 million preschoolers, grandparents took care of 21 percent, 17 percent were cared for by their father (while their mother was employed or in school); 12 percent were in day care centers; nine percent were cared for by other

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  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children

    What is laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)? Food or liquids that are swallowed travel through the esophagus and into the stomach where acids help digestion. Each end of the esophagus has a sphincter, a ring of muscle, that helps keep the acidic contents of the stomach in the stomach or out of the throat.

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  • Hyperacusis - An increased sensitivity to everyday sounds

    What Is Hyperacusis? Hyperacusis is a condition that arises from a problem in the way the brain’s central auditory processing center perceives noise. It can often lead to pain and discomfort. Individuals with hyperacusis have difficulty tolerating sounds which do not seem loud to others, such as

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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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  • How the Voice Works

    We rely on our voices every day to interact with others, and a healthy voice is critical for clear communication. But just as we walk without thinking about it, we usually speak without thinking how our body makes it happen. However, knowing how we make sound is useful to maintaining the health and effectiveness

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  • Child Screening

    Why Is Early Childhood Hearing Screening Important For Your Child? Approximately two to four of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing, making hearing loss the most common birth disorder. Many studies have shown that early diagnosis of hearing loss is crucial to the

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  • Pediatric Thyroid Cancer

    The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the base of the throat. It has two lobes separated in the middle by a strip of tissue (the isthmus). The thyroid itself secretes three main hormones: (1) Thyroxine contains iodine, needed for growth and metabolism; (2) Triiodothyronine, similar in function

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  • Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist

    Everyone has gastroesophageal reflux (GER), the backward movement (reflux) of gastric contents into the esophagus. Extraesophageal Reflux (EER) is the reflux of gastric contents from the stomach into the esophagus with further extension into the throat and other upper aerodigestive regions. In infants,

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