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Parathyroid 101

Parathyroid 101 The parathyroid glands are four very small glands that are found in the lower neck. The four glands sit near the thyroid (two on the right and two on the left), but otherwise they are not related to the thyroid in any way. The parathyroid glands help to control the amount of calcium

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Thyroid 101

Is there something wrong with my thyroid? The thyroid is a small gland in the front part of your lower neck that plays a role in regulating your metabolism. Problems can arise when the gland does not produce the appropriate amount of hormone, when it is enlarged, or rarely by developing cancer. There are many

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Snoring Children

Should your child be snoring at night? Probably not! It is estimated that 10% of all children will snore at night. About one-third of children who snore will have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or sleep disordered breathing. These disorders are characterized by consistent snoring associated with restless sleep, frequent awakenings, and short pauses in breathing

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Nasal Obstruction

The inability to breathe through the nose is a problem that affects hundreds of thousands of people. It is often due to multiple factors, but many of these can be easily addressed with medications, office based procedures, or a simple surgery. One common cause of nasal obstruction is a deviated septum. The septum is the

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