Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children – Recognition and Treatment

Sleeping difficulties such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can affect people of all ages, sizes, and genders, including children. Approximately 2 to 4 percent of children snore regularly, and about 24 percent of the pediatric population has obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea causes a child’s breathing to be interrupted during sleep, which the brain perceives as choking. This triggers several physiologic changes. The heart rate slows, blood pressure rises, the brain is aroused, and sleep is disrupted. … Continued

Overcoming Ear Infections: Six-Year-Old Finds Relief With Surgery

Emily Schadt is all too familiar with ear surgery. Although she is only six years old, she’s already experienced five surgical procedures. Prior to her most recent surgery at CornerStone Ear Nose & Throat, ear infections and eardrum perforations seemed to be a constant presence in her life. Her father, radio personality Paul Schadt, and mother, Kathy, both credit Richard Gillespie, Jr., M.D., of CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat with this dramatic improvement. “We are so very grateful to Dr. … Continued

Jodi Thought She Was Deaf: But We Wouldn’t Hear Of It: Detection of Otosclerosis Made Recovery Possible

Jodi Grice knows just how life-changing a second opinion can be. That’s because four years ago, when she saw her doctor about the gradual hearing loss she was experiencing, Jodi was told a hearing aid was her only option. Fortunately, a friend suggested she go to CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat for a second opinion. Thanks to that office visit and the treatment that followed, today she has normal hearing in both ears. After Richard Gillespie, M.D., of CornerStone Ear, … Continued