Dr. Pasha may consider tracheotomy for severe, life-threatening sleep apnea. In this procedure, a small hole is made in the windpipe and a tube is inserted into the opening. This tube stays closed during waking hours, and the person breathes and speaks normally. It is opened for sleep so that air flows directly into the lungs, bypassing any upper airway obstruction. Although this procedure is highly effective, it is a measure that is reserved for life-threatening conditions.
Trick-or-treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! Do you remember how funny this little jingle used to be as a kid? If you have kids, they probably love it as much as you did back in the day. A couple of days ago, we celebrated Halloween—the spookiest and most ghastly holiday of them all. But Halloween is about more than just jack-o-lanterns and scary costumes. It’s about candy. Mounds and mounds of glorious goodness! As adults, we know that candy isn’t the most nutritious of snacks. Regardless, the excitement that kids feel while trick-or-treating is priceless. It’s no surprise that Americans spend $6 billion each year on Halloween. That makes it our second-largest commercial holiday.