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Thomas Walker, M.D. is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology and fellowship-trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Walker is a nose expert specializing in septoplasty, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), revision rhinoplasty, minimally invasive endosopic sinus surgery including balloon sinuplasty, and advanced endoscopic sinus surgery.  Having received […]

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Would you like to experience less stress in your life?  Who wouldn’t?  With so many demands placed upon us, and with so little time to get it all done, it seems that the amount of stress we are living in is increasing, not decreasing.  And this is happening despite all of the recent medical findings […]

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No one wants to feel jealous.  Jealousy hurts.  But why do so many of us find ourselves stuck in it? One reason may be that we are trying to get free of it in the wrong way. The first thing to understand about jealousy is that if you suffer from it, it has absolutely nothing […]

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The FDA recently approved Over-The-Counter (OTC) use of a previously prescription-only class of nasal spray medications called intranasal glucocorticoids, sometimes known as steroid nasal sprays.  These types of nasal spray medications are very effective for allergic nose symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, nasal itching and sneezing.  They  work by inhibiting allergic inflammation on […]

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Research presented at the International Stroke Conference 2014 show that people who had strokes that affected their brain stems have a much higher likelihood of developing obstructive sleep apnea than those who had strokes that affected other parts of the brain. The research team from the University of Michigan looked at the medical records of […]

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With the weather fluctuating between freezing nights and 70 degree days, its no wonder so many of us are dealing with what seems like a never-ending case of the sniffles this month. As you go through your third box of tissues for the week, you might be asking yourself if it is time to head […]

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We usually think of breathing as a source of physical life, and it certainly is that.  But breathing can also impact our emotional life in a positive way. Taking long, slow, full breaths is a way of calming down and lightening up.  You will notice that when you feel anxious your breathing becomes rapid and […]

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We usually think that we need certain things to happen for us to feel content, relaxed, happy and secure.  When things turn out the way want them to, we feel good.  When things don’t turn out the way we want them to, we feel not so good. But paying a bit more attention to our […]

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Recently, a subcommittee of the FDA approved two different grass allergy tablets which are mentioned on our blog along with a generalized discussion of SubLingual ImmunoTherapy (SLIT.)  Last month, the allergenic products subcommittee of FDA approved another allergy tablet – Ragweed.  After review of the evidence regarding both safety and effectiveness, it was felt that […]

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A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that sleep apnea sufferers are at a higher risk of developing pneumonia than those without the sleep disorder. The study looked at data of over 340,000 patients, spanning over 11 years. Within the group, 7,000 had diagnosed sleep apnea, while 27,000 were confirmed to […]

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