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How to Treat Stuttering in Children

It’s hard to believe, but the man with one of the most well-recognized voices on the planet used to stutter. 
James Earl Jones-- the actor whose strong, resonating vocals were featured in the Star Wars saga—stuttered so severely when he was a child that he barely spoke to anyone for eight years. 
Your son or daughter may not have a world-famous voice, but to you, those sweet, beautiful syllables are the most precious sounds on earth. It’s heartbreaking to watch your child struggle to read aloud or have a conversation. 

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Allergy Treatment

Recently, Raleigh, NC was listed as one of the top 100 most challenging places to live if you have allergies.  The list is part of an annual report compiled by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America. The ranking takes into account factors such as pollen count and medication utilization. Raleigh ranked #88, while Durham clocked in at #57.  (In case you’re curious, Jackson, Mississippi earned the dubious #1 “honor.”) Of course, this top 100 ranking will come as no surprise to Triangle residents who suffer through allergy season with sore throats and runny noses.  If this sounds all too familiar, you’re not alone. 

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Is It Safe to Fly With an Ear Infection?

As if flying weren’t enough of a pain. It’s stressful dealing with delayed flights, long security lines and lost luggage -- not to mention the passenger beside you who always hogs the arm rest. Add an ear infection and your misery is compounded.
We all know that the takeoff, landing and pressurized cabin make your ears uncomfortable, but what if you have an infection? Will flying with an ear infection damage your hearing?


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How Mohs Is Revolutionizing Skin Cancer Treatment

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer, and more than half of those will go on to develop an additional skin cancer. Removing these cancerous tumors presents certain challenges. Mohs surgery is changing that...

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If You Have Allergies, You Should Know These Four Facts

More than 50 million Americans have seasonal allergies, making them the sixth leading cause of chronic illnesses in the United States, costing more than $18 billion. That certainly brings a different perspective to the runny noses and watery eyes that plague Raleigh’s spring and fall. However, are you aware that allergies can put you at risk for other health problems? Or that the source of your allergy woes may be lurking in your living room?

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What is a Skin Graft and Why Would You Need One?

You’ve probably heard of skin grafts used as treatment for serious burns. However, did you realize that they skin grafts may be needed after skin cancer treatment or reconstructive surgery? There are several instances in which a skin graft is an appropriate and effective treatment.

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5 Common Facial Plastic Surgeries

When you think of cosmetic surgery, the first thing that may come to mind is dramatic “before” and “after” pictures. While these procedures can remarkably transform your appearance, some also make an extraordinary difference in your health and well-being.

These common procedures are performed by our ENT physicians, and in some cases, they can be performed in-office or on an outpatient basis. Here we take a look at five common facial plastic surgeries, why they’re done, and how they can help you.

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Dizzy? You May Have Vertigo

When a television comedian trips over furniture or stumbles across the room, it usually results in a good chuckle. But for many Americans, dizziness and balance problems are not a laughing matter.  In fact, these are common signs of vertigo. 

Vertigo is a sudden, spinning sensation which causes periods of intense dizziness. One of the most common forms of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which occurs when you place your head in certain positions. 

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Do You Hear What I Hear? 6 Tips for Communicating with the Hard of Hearing

It’s great to visit relatives at large holiday gatherings, but do you find you often have to repeat yourself? Perhaps your grandmother can’t understand certain phrases or your aunt can’t understand you from another room. It’s not unusual to have several relatives who have difficulty hearing. When you’re trying to explain something to them, it can be exasperating  to repeat it three or four times.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside: Protecting Your Ears During Cold Weather

Before you shovel snow from your driveway or to take the dog for a walk around the block, you put on a warm winter coat, gloves and maybe a hat. Or perhaps you work outside and are always sure to wear warm boots to ensure your feet are warm and dry.
But what about your ears?

When bundling up for chilly winter weather, don’t forget that your ears also need protection. Failure to do so can lead to conditions associated with hearing loss and ear damage.  Some of these conditions include...

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