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June 03, 2020

Can Cholesterol Statin Drugs Prevent Sinus Infections?

Lipitor is one example of a common statin drug Prior to 2020, I would have said that it would be preposterous to think that cholesterol medications can influence chronic sinus infections in any way. But a 2020 study published in Laryngoscope determined that statin drugs actually decrease the frequency of chronic sinus infections. Nobody understands why that may be. The effect is relatively small, but definitely present. The population based study found that in those taking a statin, ch…
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May 25, 2020

ENT Reviews Numerous Medical Scenes from Film and TV [VIDEO]

Over the past few weeks, I have created several videos on YouTube critically reviewing numerous ENT-related medical scenes from TV and film including Grey's Anatomy, House, Chicago Med, Private Practice, Family Guy, The Heat, Cardiac Arrest, etc. ENT topics covered include nasal spray addiction (above) as well as videos below covering emergency trach/crics , severe nosebleed management , otosclerosis , and a severe headache due to Sluder's neuralgia. Depending on how well thes…
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May 15, 2020

ENT Surgeon Reviews Medical Scenes from Chicago Med TV Show [VIDEO]

Fauquier ENT invited Dr. Bradley Kesser, Professor of Otolaryngology specializing in Otology-Neurotology at University of Virginia, to take a close and critical review of several ENT-related medical scenes from the hit NBC TV show, Chicago Med S1E3 "Fallback." He breaks down how accurate the scenes are portrayed. This particular episode focused on a violinist who suffered from hearing loss and a fall due to an acoustic neuroma. Check it out ! If this video is well-received, more…
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May 14, 2020

What is Nasal Mucus and How to Make Fake Snot [VIDEO]

Check out our new video explaining how nasal snot or mucus is made from proteins called mucin with a bunch of sugar chains branching off of it. Mucin can bind to and retain a great deal of water. With water, they interlink with each other creating mucus. One can create fake mucus in the kitchen with water, gelatin powder, and light corn syrup.  Gelatin is also a protein just like mucin, but without any sugar chains. When you add water to gelatin powder the gelatin protein becomes cross-…
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How to Make a Homemade Sorbet That May Alleviate Flu Symptoms [VIDEO]

My wife loves to make homemade ice cream and came across this recipe called "Influenza Rx Sorbet" by Jeni Britton Bauer in her homemade ice cream cookbook . The sorbet contains easily obtained kitchen ingredients known to help alleviate symptoms due to a viral URI like the flu or common cold. The recipe includes lemon and orange juice for Vitamin C. Ginger and cayenne to help clear nasal passages. Honey and liquid pectin to help soothe a dry, itchy throat retain moisture. …
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April 28, 2020

Dr. Chang Featured in National ENT Newspaper (ENTtoday)

In the April 2020 issue of ENT today , a nationally published monthly newspaper for ENT specialists, Dr. Chang was featured in the Practice Management section of "What They Didn't Teach You in Medical School." Dr. Chang specifically focussed on how ENT practices can utilize not only old tactics of practice marketing but also social media incorporating effective use of YouTube , Twitter , blog, Facebook , and practice website. Check it out here !
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