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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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When you think of plastic surgery, permanent cosmetics or even Botox, you probably picture a woman. As we’ve seen in the upswing of sales for beauty products for men, it’s no surprise that we are also seeing more men opting for medical procedures to enhance their appearance. So what procedures are men most likely to […]

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Sleep apnea is a problem for many, but even more do not realize they have apnea and are undiagnosed. When you consider that sleep apnea can be an increased risk for post-surgery complications, it is easy to see why many surgeons are calling for more research into the effects of sleep apnea on surgery recovery. […]

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A recent study presented at a meeting of the American Thoracic Society shows that treating sleep apnea with a CPAP machine may have more benefits than just minimizing daytime sleepiness. The study’s findings show that for people with prediabetes, CPAP treatment could lower blood sugar levels. “We have studied patients with sleep apnea and prediabetes, […]

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Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America declares May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The timing is appropriate, as May is the peak season for both asthma and allergy flair-ups, and when the largest number of children and adults are diagnosed with seasonal allergies and asthma. There are over 300 million […]

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key. Asthma is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that causes the airways to tighten up. Current medications, such as inhalers, have less than desirable side effects that often include a racing heart and shakiness. Recent research showed that introducing a bitter taste could relax the airways much like current treatments, and now they understand why. […]

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This time of year, everyone is looking for relief from the itchy, watery eyes and sinus inflammation that goes hand in hand with seasonal allergies. While the most effective treatments will always be those that an allergist or ear, nose and throat specialist provides, it certainly can’t help to try to eat a healthy diet […]

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Let’s face it, as we get older the signs of age is usually revealed in our teeth, not the most gracefully either. Brushing and flossing daily are well known good habits we have grown accustomed to, just like our bad ones, coffee, wine, sodas, and yes smoking, all our rites of passage into adulthood. However, […]

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An exciting new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that you can lower your risk of heart attacks and strokes by nearly 30 percent by simply switching to a Mediterranean-style diet, consisting primarily of olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits, vegetables, and even glasses of wine with meals! This flies in […]

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