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February 18, 2024

Man Dies from Nose and Mouth Bleeding During Airplane Flight

On Feb 9, 2024, media reported on a passenger who died during a Lufthansa flight from Thailand to Germany on Feb 8, 2024. Eyewitness reports provided the following facts: • 63 years old male. • Passenger was ill-appearing even before boarding the airplane. • Profuse bleeding occurred from the nose and mouth. • Litres of blood was lost with splattering to the walls of the airplane. • Flight attendants tried to resuscitate the passenger for 30 minutes before he died. There are only a few things …
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February 16, 2024

Reflux that Occurs... Past the Throat... and Up Into the Nose!!!

Everyone has heard of reflux which medically is known as gastroesophageal reflux  (GERD). Some may even have heard of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) which is reflux that extends past the chest and up into the throat. However, few have heard of reflux that is even worse than LPR called nasopharyngeal reflux  (NPR)where the reflux does not just reach the throat level, but extends past the throat and goes all the way up into the nose! Called nasopharyngeal reflux, this possibility is raised wi…
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November 17, 2023

Ruptured Eardrums and Outer Ear Infections (Swimmer's Ear)

Ruptured eardrums are a very common ear issue that triggers an ENT office visit. A ruptured eardrum may occur due to an infection or trauma (from a q-tip or being slapped over the ear). Although it sounds serious, the vast majority of a perforated eardrum heal closed within a few weeks. Rarely, it may take up to one year to close. The video shown above demonstrates a time-lapse healing of a traumatic ruptured eardrum healing closed over 3 weeks. Rarely, if a hole in the eardrum is suspected …
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November 09, 2023

Dizziness due to Visual Vertigo, Motion Sensitivity, and Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (And How to Treat It)

Normally, the human balance system incorporates information from vision, inner ear vestibular system, and the proprioceptive system. The inner ear vestibular system is responsible for detecting rotational and linear movements of the head whereas the proprioceptive system is responsible for knowing where one's body and limbs are positioned from information provided by the skin, muscles, joints. Vision provides information on where one is in space relative to other objects. Normal balance re…
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November 08, 2023

Time Lapse of Different Skin Diseases Including Psoriasis, Wart, and a Pimple

Although warts, pimples, and psoriasis are mainly considered dermatologic conditions, it fascinating to think about how such skin conditions develop over time from start to finish in one smooth time lapse. Using generative AI utilizing actual skin photos, it is possible to create such time lapse videos that otherwise would be impossible. Just to clarify, these are skin conditions treated by dermatologists (not ENTs). I just created these videos because I thought it would be cool! Check them ou…
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October 17, 2023

Ballet Dance Techniques to Help with Patients Who Suffer from Dizziness

There has been some research  to suggest that ballet dance techniques can also help patients suffering from dizziness . Given this revelation, professional ballerina, Dani Moya with the Manassas Ballet Theatre has graciously provided her time and expertise to provide video instruction on 14 exercises geared towards improving balance. These exercises start out very simple, but get progressively more difficult. Although these exercises are specifically geared towards non-dancers, these same te…
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