Is Needing Thyroid Surgery Common?

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Did you know that thyroid surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the country? The American Thyroid Association reports that almost 20 million Americans have thyroid disease. About 60 percent of people have an undiagnosed thyroid condition. Thyroid disease often responds well to medication. But if medication doesn’t work, the next step […]

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How to Know if You Need to See an Otolaryngologist

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Do you have a sore throat, balance issues, or difficulty hearing? An otolaryngologist or ENT specialist diagnoses and treats ear, nose, and throat problems. Their specialty can also include treating parts of the neck and head. Otolaryngologists are surgeons who can perform neck and head surgery and surgical procedures to treat ear, nose, and throat […]

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Why COVID-19 Sinus Symptoms Continue Evolving

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There’s no doubt that everything surrounding COVID-19 keeps evolving and changing, including its symptoms. There are various reasons why COVID-19 symptoms keep changing. Like any other virus, the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is evolving in the way it spreads, infects people, and the symptoms it presents. Part of its evolution is that the younger […]

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8 Signs You’re Losing Your Hearing

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Do you struggle to hear when you’re talking on the phone? Do you find it challenging to pick up conversations when you’re in a group setting? These are two common signs that go along with experiencing hearing loss. Hearing loss occurs when you can’t hear sound completely or partially in one or both ears. It’s […]

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Is Chronic Snoring a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

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Are you worried that your snoring is more than an annoying habit your partner complains about when you wake up in the morning? Chronic snoring is more than disruptive to your partner; it could also be a tell-tale sign of sleep apnea. If you snort, gasp, or even gag while snoring, you might have obstructive […]

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Alan H Shikani MD, FASC is elected President of the Crowe Johns Hopkins Alumni ENT Society, 2014-2017

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The purpose of the Johns Hopkins Crowe Society is: To assist The Johns Hopkins residents in training in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University and to achieve excellence by supporting their research and educational activities. To advance the art and science of otolaryngology by promoting educational, scientific, and community […]

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Impact of the Shikani-El Hibri Prize for Discovery & Innovation

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“Thank you. By supporting our faculty, you provided them opportunities to improve health locally and worldwide. We are forever grateful for the legacy you have created at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.” – Dean Ellen MacKenzie, PhD ’79, MSc ’75 Awarded to full-time JHSPH professorial or scientist faculty members, at any rank, who […]

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The Shikani-El Hibri Prize for Discovery & Innovation at Johns Hopkins

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In 2014, Alan H. Shikani, MD, founder and president of the Maryland ENT Center, and Fuad El-Hibri, founder and chair of Emergent BioSolutions established the Shikani/El Hibri Prize for Discovery & Innovation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). This annual $10,000 prize recognizes excellence in the laboratory sciences and discoveries that have […]

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Baltimore Ravens

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As the official medical team of the Baltimore Ravens, the Union Memorial Hospital offers the region’s best in sports medicine, doctors and services. In his position of chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Shikani is the Otolaryngologist of the Baltimore Ravens team. He has treated several of the Ravens NFL […]

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