LVHN News (ENT)

2019
July
08,
2019
| 08:22 PM America/New_York
Almost every kid gets an ear infection at some point. According to the National Institutes of Health, five out of six American children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. Ear infections are the most common reason why parent...
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July
08,
2019
| 07:53 PM America/New_York
A new study confirms a common-sense notion: Earplugs can shield you from the temporary hearing loss that can happen after a high-decibel music concert. While getting young people to wear earplugs at concerts may be a long shot, one expert says the...
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May
30,
2019
| 02:27 PM America/New_York
You’re stuffy, and you have been for a while. So when is the right time to see your primary care provider, and when should you see an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist? To help, here are seven common reasons people see an ENT. 1. Repeated epis...
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May
24,
2019
| 03:18 PM America/New_York
Who is at risk for head and neck cancer? Excerpt: People who smoke regularly or are heavy consumers of alcohol are among the more likely candidates to contract some form of head and neck cancer. If you believe you may have head and neck cancer, LV...
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2018
July
17,
2018
| 10:58 PM America/New_York
How often do you talk every day? Whether your career relies on a strong voice day in and day out, such as a teacher, lawyer or singer, or you need to talk to family members or co-workers, maintaining a healthy voice is critical to nearly every single...
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July
06,
2018
| 04:57 PM America/New_York
Nearly everyone has experienced the occasional sore throat from a common cold or reaction to seasonal allergens. Even losing your voice after a night at a concert or a hot sports match is not uncommon. But when your voice becomes raspy, hoarse, deep ...
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March
02,
2018
| 03:19 PM America/New_York
Patients ages 16 and older who experience allergy symptoms, such as chronic rhinitis, nasal congestion and post-nasal drainage, can now be evaluated at LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat for reactions to airborne environmental allergens. Skin testing Th...
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2017
December
04,
2017
| 04:16 PM America/New_York
Caiden Pinero playfully ran away from his mom, stopping every couple of feet. At every stop, he would turn back and exclaim, “Mommy, I can still hear you!” “I’ll always remember that day,” says 6-year-old Caiden’s mom, Courtney Derr of Allentown. ...
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October
11,
2017
| 08:39 PM America/New_York
Many people with head and neck cancer experience a variety of symptoms, and most are quite noticeable. “Many symptoms of head and neck cancer don’t go away for two weeks or more,” says Lehigh Valley Health Network otolaryngology surgeon Chetan Nay...
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September
18,
2017
| 09:48 PM America/New_York
It’s one of the most common conditions in health care, affecting from 10 to 30 percent of people in the U.S. in some form each year. Yet sinusitis (sinus infections) continues to be misunderstood. “Many people assume allergies and sinus problems a...
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September
07,
2017
| 10:35 PM America/New_York
Head and neck cancer is the term given to cancers that start in the head and neck region. There are many different types of tissues in this area. These cancers can begin in any of these places: Voice box or larynx Nasal cavity, the passage behi...
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August
15,
2017
| 06:00 PM America/New_York
You may not give much thought to common loud noises you encounter during your day, but if you have to shout to be heard over the racket, you could be causing irreperable harm to your hearing. Any repeated high-volume experiences or explosive booms co...
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January
06,
2017
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
People contending with ear, nose or throat (ENT) problems have two new specialists to help them. Otolaryngologists Chetan Nayak, MD, and Kevin Kriesel, MD, now practice with LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat–17th Street in Allentown. Each brings years of exp...
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