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January 26, 2020

How Does Weight Loss Resolve Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

It has been a well known fact that obstructive sleep apnea severity is directly correlated with weight gain or loss in adults. It's also why physicians often recommend weight loss as one of the ways to resolve obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). What has been less clear is exactly how weight influences sleep apnea until researchers at Univ of Pennsylvania examined the upper airway with MRI scans before and after weight loss. It is tongue fat!!! Researchers recruited 67 adult individuals…
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Magnetic Fake Facial Piercings Dangerous for Kids

It is with some alarm that I have seen a few young school-age children with fake facial piercings using magnetic balls (small magnet in the mouth and the other on the face). Inevitably, kids being kids, they potentially can accidentally swallow such magnetics without understanding the grave consequences of this occurrence. The dire results would be true not just in kids, but also in adults. Such magnetic balls are being sold on Amazon , Etsy , and other stores as either an alternative to ea…
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January 14, 2020

Fauquier ENT Receives Award From YouTube

Fauquier ENT recently was awarded the "Silver Creator Award" from YouTube. Per YouTube, the silver button award is only given to video channels who have at least 100,000+ verified subscribers along with other criteria noted here : "Creator Awards are given at YouTube's sole discretion and we only recognize creators that have played by the rules. Channels are subject to review before awards are issued. That means rewarding creators that keep their accounts in good standi…
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January 06, 2020

9 Different Cough Types in Kids

I often see adults with a chronic cough that has been going on for months if not years, but this condition is quite rare. What is WAY more common is a child who develops a bad cough which often suggests some type of illness prompting a visit to the Pediatrician. Unlike an adult with a bad cough which either sounds dry or wet, a child with a bad cough often has a more varied sound quality due to their smaller airway diameters. That's why experienced pediatricians often can tell what ill…
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PENTOCLO Treatment of Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis

Patients with throat cancer not uncommonly undergo treatment with radiation in order to fully eradicate cancer presence. Along with the many potential side effects of radiation therapy is potential for osteoradionecrosis which basically is when the bone itself dies and becomes necrotic and/or exposed. This complication most often involves the jawbone and can occur even 5 years after radiation treatment has been completed. Although the typical scenario is a non-healing exposed bone after to…
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December 12, 2019

Alternatives to EpiPen

For a very long time, EpiPen was the only game in town with respect to emergency epinephrine injection for severe allergic anaphylactic reactions. Also for a long time, the EpiPen list price was only $50, but in 2007 when Mylan purchased the rights to the EpiPen, it hiked the price up to $600. In the ensuing uproar, Mylan did come out with a cheaper generic version of the EpiPen with a list price of only $300. However, several new competing products have come out to capitalize over the h…
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