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A Healthier Wei Now Available as eBook

I am happy to announce that the eBook version of “A Healthier Wei” is  now available on Amazon bookstore for  Kindle, the Nook bookstore, and the iBookstore for iOs and Mac ( I will update this post with link as […]

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Don’t Let Your Child Skip Breakfast!

      Each day in clinic, as I meet patients and parents to discuss their child’s ear, nose, and/or throat problems, I try to consistently ask if their child eats “pretty healthy”. I keep the conversation light by asking […]

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Act of Love

I opened the door and walked into my office, and could not believe what I saw. Dave had somehow managed to set up a beautiful refrigerator, with a coffee/tea station on top, complete with mugs, coffee stirrers, tea/coffee, and stocked […]

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Vocal Fry and Importance of Voice Health

Happy New Year! I have been asked to do a live, local TV News interview next week to comment on the topic of vocal fry.  If you haven’t heard by now , “vocal fry” has recently gained much press and […]

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The “Milk and Cookie Disease”

Happy Thanksgiving! As many are staying warm with their loved ones in snowy and cold weather, we are blessed to enjoy a beautiful and sunny day in Orlando.  Last night, Dave and I attended my first NBA game at the […]

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Top 4 Reasons Your Child Has a “Stuffy Nose”

Every day in clinic, I meet children whose parents tell me that they have chronic “stuffy nose”, most of them have already been on months of nasal steroid spray (like Flonase) and antihistamines (like zyrtec or claritin and generic equivalents) […]

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A Better Diet for Kids?

The term “FODMAP” is an acronym, deriving from “Fermentable, Oligo-Di-Mono-saccharides and Polyols”.  Besides being fun to say, FODMAP describes short chain carbohydrates or sugars, (oligosaccharides), disaccharides, monosaccharides and related alcohols that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. These include […]

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Weight Loss Surgery in Children – This is a Symptom, Not a Solution, for Pediatric Obesity Today

  I must admit my when I read the headline in the Daily Mail Health section today on weight loss surgery in children, which reports that in England, 45 procedures for weight loss, including gastric bypass, gastric banding, gastric balloon […]

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Vitamin D – Natural is better than supplement

One of the headlines in the Daily Mail Health section reported that a study in Lancet showed women who took vitamin D supplements did not show increase in bone density.  This is surprising after women have been told for years […]

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Top Reasons Your Child Should Try Nasal Irrigation

I spent this week in Vancouver, British Columbia attending our annual American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery meeting, where ENT specialists from the US and all over the globe come together to share their research results, clinical experience, as […]

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