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My Baby Has an Ear Infection. Now What?

Ear infections are one of the most common illnesses affecting young children. Despite how frequently they occur, there’s nothing run-of-the-mill about them, and prompt treatment is important, especially for your baby.

Oct 1st, 2021
Complications of Chronic Cough

Everybody coughs. It’s a normal body function, but one that’s usually intermittent or that accompanies an illness before vanishing again. Chronic coughs, however, can be cause for concern when lasting longer than eight weeks.

Sep 5th, 2021
Common Voice Disorders

When you open your mouth to speak but a stranger’s voice emerges, you’ve got a voice disorder. There are several common causes that interfere with your ability to control your voice in the way you normally do.

Aug 9th, 2021
Life After Hearing Aids

Life after you’re prescribed hearing aids can be exciting and fulfilling, as you regain confidence in your ability to communicate. There is, however, an adjustment period that some people must navigate before they get the full benefits.

Jul 21st, 2021
Why Does My Child Keep Getting Ear Infections?

Ear infections are common childhood illnesses and for some, it may seem like a non-stop cycle. When your child seems to have more than their share of ear infections, it may come down to the physiology of their young bodies.

Jun 8th, 2021
5 Types of Head and Neck Cancer

Five primary types of cancer affect the head and neck and fall under the care of ear, nose, and throat specialists. Each is named for the part of the body where they occur. Most cases start with changes to squamous cells.

May 18th, 2021
Is Your Lifestyle Making Your GERD Symptoms Worse?

Occasional heartburn happens, then you move on. However, for some people, gastroesophageal reflux disease is a way of life, and it’s not a positive addition. In some cases, there are habits and lifestyle choices that make GERD more severe.

Apr 14th, 2021
4 Common Voice Disorders

It’s easy to take speaking for granted until you open your mouth and … it’s not your voice. Any time your voice disappears or changes in unexpected ways, you have a voice disorder. Some types are common and easy to treat.

Mar 10th, 2021
Treatment for Your Breathing Issues

Breathing issues arise from many medical conditions, as well as some inherited genetic traits. Your local ear, nose and throat specialist is often the medical practitioner who provides the treatment to ease your breathing issues.

Feb 12th, 2021
Understanding the Different Types of Hearing Loss

There are many ways you can lose or damage your hearing, but there are only two types of actual hearing loss: sensory and physical. It’s possible for one person to have both types, and it helps to learn the differences in treating your hearing loss.

Jan 14th, 2021
How to Stop the Ringing in Your Ears

Ringing in your ears rarely indicates a health problem, but it can be an annoying symptom, as well as one that often accompanies hearing loss. There are a number of ways to treat, eliminate, or mask the phantom sounds you hear.

Dec 16th, 2020
Help for Your Snoring

Snoring isn’t always a big deal, but it is a symptom of a major health challenge called obstructive sleep apnea. The consequences of OSA are extensive, including a heightened risk of sleep disorders, diabetes, and heart disease.

Nov 15th, 2020
Myths and Facts About Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic surgery takes its name from a Greek word meaning “to shape or mold,” not from the use of synthetic materials. While some people assume it’s done only for cosmetic reasons, plastic surgery also restores function and fixes damage from trauma.

Oct 12th, 2020
When Does Your Tinnitus Require Medical Attention?

Commonly called ringing in the ears, tinnitus describes any sound you hear that’s not really there. It’s a symptom of other problems, not a condition on its own, and it’s often temporary. You need treatment only when it affects daily life.

Sep 18th, 2020
What to Expect if Your Child Needs a Tonsillectomy

A series of throat infections used to mean that a child was likely headed for tonsil removal. Today, though, sleep disorders are the main reason why a child may have a tonsillectomy. It’s a simple procedure, with a one-week recovery period.

Jul 31st, 2020
Morning Dry Mouth: Is it Sleep Apnea or Something Else?

When dry mouth is more than an occasional problem, you may need treatment to relieve the symptoms or the underlying cause of your condition. Sometimes dry mouth is temporary, but occasionally it’s a lifelong disorder.

Jun 25th, 2020
Common Spring Allergies and What You Can Do to Relieve Symptoms

Pollen production peaks in the spring, and for those who have allergies, these particles can drag down your enjoyment of the warming weather. There are pollen sources in Michigan that contribute the most. Here’s how you can avoid needless exposure.

Apr 23rd, 2020
How to Relieve Dry Mouth Symptoms

Virtually everyone suffers from occasional dry mouth. A couple extra glasses of water and everything is fine. However, when chronic dry mouth develops, it can lead to other oral health issues. Making a few changes can lessen these effects.

Mar 4th, 2020
Sinus Infections and Mouth Pain: What's the Connection?

When a common cold turns into a sinus infection, you’re in enough misery. You don’t need your teeth to start aching as well, yet pressure due to infection in your sinuses can cause upper molars to ache. It’s a common sinus infection symptom.

Feb 1st, 2020
Surprising Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Many people are surprised to learn that rhinoplasty — also known as a nose job — has many therapeutic benefits as well as the obvious cosmetic improvements. Your nose is a key part of your respiratory system, a key factor in every rhinoplasty.

Jan 5th, 2020
5 Reasons You Might Be Having Difficulty Swallowing

Swallowing can be rough during a sore throat, and it can be a major issue when it’s a chronic condition, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease or a neurological disorder. Rarely, swallowing problems could indicate a life-threatening condition.

Dec 1st, 2019
Adjusting to Life With Hearing Aids

Contemporary hearing aids have the ability to transform your life from a closed and quiet world into a broad experience full of vitality. It takes most people about two weeks to fully appreciate the benefits of their new hearing aids.

Nov 1st, 2019
Feeling Dizzy? It Could Be a Balance Disorder

Occasional dizziness is no big deal — as long as the sensation is mild and it ends as fast as it starts. Balance disorders tend to occur frequently, or with a severity that makes it difficult to drive, walk, or even to simply stand up.

Oct 2nd, 2019
Tips for Exercising With Asthma

Exercising when you have asthma has some extra challenges since the workout itself can bring on asthma symptoms. However, with attention to a few aspects of your activities, you can still take part while reducing the risk of breathing difficulties

Sep 1st, 2019
What Causes Dry Mouth, and What Can You Do About It?

Dry mouth isn’t only uncomfortable, it can dampen your enjoyment of food, and harm your digestion and even your dental health. There are many potential causes of dry mouth, as well as several self-care options that should ease your symptoms.

Jun 1st, 2019
3 Signs You Might Have Skin Cancer

While exposure to the sun is a common contributor to skin cancer, some types of the disease can develop on skin that’s rarely exposed. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so now is a good time to learn more about early warning signs.

May 2nd, 2019
Why It Is So Important to Treat Sleep Apnea

The health risks associated with obstructive sleep apnea are enough to keep you up at night. When breathing stops due to relaxed throat tissue blocking your airway, you won’t get the deep sleep you need. Here’s why treatment is essential.

Mar 1st, 2019
5 Problems That Can Be Treated With Rhinoplasty

Deciding to have a nose job — medically called rhinoplasty — can be based on aesthetic or functional concerns. Your nose is a surprisingly complex structure, and successful rhinoplasty requires a skilled and knowledgeable surgeon.

Feb 1st, 2019
How to Tell if You’re Suffering From Sinusitis

The symptoms of sinusitis typically accompany the common cold and, with some rest and chicken soup, resolve in about a week. Chronic sinusitis, however, is like a cold that goes on and on, and it might not get better without treatment.

Jan 7th, 2019
Are You a Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?

Thousands of balloon sinuplasty procedures have helped people with chronic sinus conditions breathe easier since 2005. Also called balloon catheter dilation surgery, this minimally invasive procedure offers a fast and easy recovery.

Dec 7th, 2018
When a Lump in the Neck is Cause for Concern

Generally, neck lumps result from minor concerns, such as enlarged lymph nodes due to a cold or cysts and ingrown hairs. However, certain lumps might be more serious warning signs. Learn to recognize the differences.

Nov 20th, 2018
Considering Otoplasty for Your Child?

Having protruding ears could make your child a target of teasing from classmates. While this rolls off the back of some, others are sensitive and may be open to the idea of reconstructive surgery to address the issue, a surgery called otoplasty.

Oct 12th, 2018
How to Prevent Swimmer's Ear

Discover the best tips for preventing swimmer’s ear, symptoms to watch out for, and where to turn for treatment if you need it.

Sep 27th, 2018
Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Rhinoplasty

The nose job has long been associated with correcting the appearance of a mismatched nose, but there are often times when this complex plastic surgery has medical reasons behind it. This may be due to injury, illness, or genetics.

Jul 3rd, 2019
Recognize the Signs of Sudden Hearing Loss

If you suddenly lose hearing in one ear, you may think you have a sinus infection or allergies and put off a visit with a specialist. However, you may be experiencing sudden hearing loss, which is different from losing your hearing as you age.

Aug 27th, 2018
Why a Rhinoplasty Isn't Just for Looks

The human nose is a marvel, performing a key role in your senses and your ability to breathe. It’s the second role that drives people to a rhinoplasty, helping them free up their airways. Read on to learn why a nose job is about more than looks.

Jul 18th, 2018
Ringing and Hearing Loss: Killing Two Birds With One Stone

Hearing loss is fraught with frustration, but when it’s joined by the phantom sounds of tinnitus, communication may become difficult or impossible. Beyond addressing hearing loss, however, hearing aids may reduce the aggravating effects of tinnitus.

Jun 18th, 2018
Join Us at Oakland University’s Voice Day

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will welcome laryngologist and singing voice specialist Dr. Adam Rubin, author of The Vocal Pitstop, as the special guest speaker during Oakland University’s annual “Voice Day” event.

Jan 11th, 2018
Thank You For A Great World Voice Day!

See how your local community was part of a worldwide transformative event showcasing performances from patients who made the comeback from their lost voices.

May 27th, 2017
Tips for Performers

Overall, the big message here is to rest, warm-up, amplify and a repertoire is vital to your performance.

Apr 10th, 2017
Tips for a Healthy Voice

Overall, a big message is always to avoid clearing your throat. If you feel that there is something in your throat, quickly exhale a large amount of air (no voice), then swallow several sips of water, gently inhale through your nose.

Apr 10th, 2017