Cold and flu season is here again, and with that comes the continued concern that your symptoms could be COVID-19. Although the onset of body aches, sore throat, fatigue, fever, headaches, runny nose, and cough caused by the flu are anticipated to a certain extent, now you also have to worry about if you could… Read More
Although there is no way to go back in time, today’s facial cosmetic procedures can take years off your face. Stress, sun exposure, genetics, lifestyle, and time are some of the many factors that lead to apparent signs of aging. When you age, your skin loses its elasticity, leading to the formation of fat deposits,… Read More
There’s no getting around the fact that wearing a mask is simply a necessary part of life right now. But what do you do if you have difficulty breathing? Here’s the good news: masks don’t cause adequate extra resistance to your airways to considerably obstruct airflow. Yes, this is even true for people with lung… Read More
This month, Chicago ENT’s own Dr. Michael Friedman gave several presentations at the American Academy of Otolaryngology’s Head and Neck Surgery annual conference. As a respected member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Dr. Friedman is regularly asked to speak and present his research. As an expert lecturer, he discussed Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Therapy. He… Read More
Sniffles? Check. Aching body and joints? Check. Sore throat and post-nasal drip? If this sounds a little too familiar, you may have a cold or the flu. But when should you see your doctor? The answer may surprise you, so keep reading to find out more! Is it the common cold or the flu? When… Read More
With all the news buzz and products that claim to stop snoring, you’d think it was a modern-age problem. But there is evidence that snoring and its ill effects have been plaguing people for millennia. There is evidence of snoring going back 3500 years to the ancient Egyptians, who were known to have treated snoring… Read More
Can an algorithm outperform an experienced physician? The answer might be, “yes,” but with a caveat. Findings from a recent study (Zhang, B, et al.) published in Thyroid suggest that a machine learning algorithm could be superior in specificity and accuracy than an experienced radiologist using ultrasound technology in diagnosing thyroid nodules in patients. Machine… Read More
The second edition of the textbook, Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy, edited by Chicago ENT medical director Dr. Michael Friedman and Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz is scheduled for release May 16, 2019.
While most everyone is familiar with kidney stones and gallstones, salivary stones (also called) sialoliths are also a real disorder. They are caused by a buildup of calcium in the salivary gland or duct Salivary stones may remain in the gland, unnoticed. They become problematic when they partially or totally block the natural flow of… Read More
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Dr. Michael Friedman, Dr. T.K. Venkatesan, and Dr. Claire Kenneally held a free community education event at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Olson Auditorium to to discuss Inspire Therapy, a groundbreaking treatment for people who struggle with Sleep Apnea.