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Amherst ENT: Antibiotics are treatment of choice for childhood ear infections

Dr. Paul Young, an ear, nose and throat, head and neck surgeon, and his nurse, Shannon Nowicki look at a patient’s file in advance of an office procedure. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News) By Scott Scanlon   It took three years of writing WNY Refresh stories for me to interview an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor. I […]

5 ways to relieve in-flight ear pain

  If you experience pain in the ears while landing or takeoff, read this. There’s no doubt that flight journeys are quick and convenient but not when you experience pain in the ears especially during takeoffs and landings. The unequal pressure which develops on the either side of the eardrums as the plane takeoffs or […]

What it’s like to raise a child with Down syndrome

  For many people, the idea of raising a child with Down syndrome is scary. I should know — it certainly was for me. At 15 weeks into my second pregnancy, I received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, and I was terrified. I never considered having an abortion, but the idea of raising a […]

Specialists declare war on ear diseases affecting indigenous kids

  Ear, nose and throat specialists have declared war on one of the most preventable and treatable conditions undermining the wellbeing and learning of Aboriginal children — serious ear disease. Brisbane-based ENT surgeon Chris Perry, president of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, said the chronic problem was not factored into “Closing […]

The Importance of Participating in Pain Research

  Over the years I have participated in many research studies and potential new treatments. One such study was just published in the Journal of Translational Medicine by Drs. Garabed G. Demerjian, Andre Barkhordarian and Francesco Chiappelli. So many people over the years meet me and soon realize that I have a device called an […]

These cochlear implants can break the silence for people with hearing loss

  Allyson Sisler-Dinwiddie took her first hearing test as a young girl and walked out of the doctor’s office with hearing aids. But she never thought she would end up completely deaf — until 2004, when a car accident following her first year of graduate school accelerated her hearing loss. Six months after the accident, […]

Pediatricians Say Codeine Is Not Safe For Children

Both over-the-counter and prescription drugs can cause a fatal reaction. Codeine is not safe for children. Codeine is not safe to give to kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement this week urging parents and doctors to stop giving children under the age of 18 both prescription and over-the-counter medications that include codeine, […]

5 steps to help keep your child healthy

Going backward, five stands for the number of daily servings of fresh fruits and vegetables; four is for the number of glasses of water; three is for servings of healthy dairy products; two is to limit time in front of a screen to two hours; and one represents one hour of physical activity. “I know […]