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How Dermabrasion Can Eliminate Acne Scarring

Acne scarring represents much more than damaged skin—it is a condition that dramatically affects your appearance and can have a devastating impact on self-esteem. It’s the most common skin condition in the United States, and it doesn’t just affect teens-- problems with acne can continue well into someone’s 30s and 40s.

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Is There a Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia?

Hearing loss is a natural part of aging. In fact, an estimated 25 percent of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss that is so prevalent it can become disabling, according to the Hearing Language Association of America

Of course, there are aspects of hearing loss that the statistics never show, such as the frustration of not being able to hear conversations in a restaurant or always asking others to constantly repeat themselves. 

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Nasal Valve Collapse: A Common Cause of Nasal Problems

There are multiple ways nasal valve collapse can develop, but its main symptoms are nasal obstruction, congestion and difficulty breathing through the nose. It can be treated with nose plastic surgery, but in many cases, non-surgical help is all that is needed.  You can learn more about our treatments for this condition at our Sinus Center.

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The Definitive Guide to Relieving Sinus Problems

Sinus problems aren’t just annoying; they can significantly reduce the quality of your life.  Studies reveal that those with chronic sinus problems actually feel worse than patients with COPD and heart disease. The research also discovered that they feel as bad as someone on kidney dialysis.

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5 Ways to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

You’ve just finished a few laps in the pool, but can’t shake the feeling of fluid in your ear. No matter what you do, your ear remains “full.” Eventually, you develop the itching and pain that are telltale signs of swimmer’s ear.  No one wants their time in the water to result in this uncomfortable condition, so we’ve provided some useful tips to help you avoid this common ear infection. 

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5 Signs of Throat Cancer

The signs of throat cancer mimic symptoms of other common conditions, such as allergies, colds, and sinus infections. In order to achieve an accurate diagnosis, you need the expertise of one of our experienced ENT physicians who can determine whether or not you need a biopsy.

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Update on Treatment of Acute Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis is one of the most common things people go the doctor for, and 95% of acute sinusitis infections are caused by viruses (common cold). Antibiotics do not work for viruses. A recent study showed that about 70% of people that go to the doctor for acute sinusitis are treated with an antibiotic.

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Opioids and Pain Management After Sinus Surgery

It is well-known that there is a crippling problem with opioid use and addiction that is currently rampant in America. As a result, many types of surgeons are studying how to manage post-operative pain better and with fewer opioids, including ENT’s.

 

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What Is the Microbiome? These Facts Will Blow Your Mind

If you have never heard this term, pay attention! This refers to the bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. that live on and in our body, including our sinuses. They are essential for a normal, healthy body. These “germs” are the good guys!

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Announcing the Opening of Our Holly Springs Office

We understand the importance of offering only the best in world-class care. We also realize that today’s hectic schedules can make it challenging to get to a doctor’s office, and a growing number of our patients were from Holly Springs. Therefore, we’ve recently opened a new office in Holly Springs offering both compassionate care and convenience.

The Holly Springs office is located at 781 Avent Ferry Road, Suite 206 and will see patients from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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