Monthly Archives: May 2014


Are Q-tips the “Gateway Drug” to placing foreign bodies in the ear?


Today was a day filled with ear foreign bodies. Some days there are none, other days there are more than one. Today was the more than one day. It started with this great little 5 year old boy who came with his very calm and relaxed Mom. Apparently, the first physician that he saw for […]

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Hearing Aids, hearing loss and foreign objects


It is well known that there is an increase in cognitive decline with increasing hearing loss.  Additionally, it is generally accepted that early amplification, such as with hearing aids, reduces the decrease in word understanding (speech discrimination).  What this means is the use of hearing aids reduces dementia and improves speech understanding.  Wearing hearing aids will keep you mentally fit […]

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Really Nice Girl with really gross nasal foreign body


Well, I agree that it has been quite some time that I have removed an object from a young child’s nose.  I was going to post a little story about my 68 year old female patient who could not, for the life of her, figure out how she kept getting ear infections (otitis externa, A.K.A. […]

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Review on “Don’t Stick, Don’t Stuff” Book You Won’t Stuff This Book Away!


Judith Briles, author of Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms gives this 5 out of 5 stars! From the beginning, this “in your face” book is perfect for kids and parents to deal with the things that all little kids seem to manage to do all too often: stuff things in […]

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Review on “Don’t Stick, Don’t Stuff” Book Very Educational!


Mymcbooks, Amazon reviewer gives this 5 out of 5 stars! My Review: Every household and nursery schools with a toddle should have a copy of “Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears!” This will help educate them before they start to experiment with a bean up their nose or trying […]

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The Productive Lunch Hour Time – The Russ Rule


Lunch time is your time.  But it is sometimes too busy to get important things done in such a small amount of time.  According to Jacquelyn Smith who writes for the Business Insider, successful people do 13 things during their lunch hour  One of the things that most working people do during their lunch hour is […]

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