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Are Ear Candles Safe?

Ear candling, a popular method for removing earwax, might not be up to snuff. A buildup of earwax — and the muffled hearing that usually accompanies it — ranks among one of the most annoying sensations out there. And since manually removing earwax with a cotton swab is confirmed to be a bad idea, there ...  
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Protecting Singers’ Most Precious Instrument

Picture a pair of tiny violin bows, each no longer than a thumbnail clipping, lodged horizontally in your windpipe. Halfway between the chin and collarbone, they dance and vibrate at your command. For higher pitches, they stretch thin. For lower tones, they shorten. Meet your vocal cords. Because they’re hidden from view, most people take ...  
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Meet Niels Kokot, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Kokot is an otolaryngologist whose work encompasses all aspects of head and neck surgery, including the management of tumors in the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, skull base, salivary glands and the thyroid gland, as well as microvascular surgery. Here’s what you won’t find on his resume: Baseball was his first career choice. “I loved ...  
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