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A Hole in Your Nose? We Answer Questions About Septal Perforation

If you’ve experienced consistent whistling every time you breathe through your nose, you may have a perforated septum. This occurs when a trauma, accident or injury creates a hole in the bone separating your nose into two sides.

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Can Hearing Aids Treat Tinnitus?

It’s not unusual to occasionally experience a ringing in your ears, especially after being exposed to a loud noise or during a bad ear infection. While the noise is irritating and inconvenient, it eventually subsides.

But imagine what your life would be like if it didn’t.

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Which Patients Benefit the Most From Balloon Sinuplasty?

Sinuplasty has proven itself to be a very effective treatment for those dealing with chronic rhinosinusitis. Through this minimally invasive procedure, a tiny balloon is inserted into the blocked sinus cavity, inflated, deflated and then removed. As a result, the sinus passages are opened, allowing fluid to drain. What is chronic rhinosinusitis?

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Should Your Child Have Tonsils Removed? A Guide for Parents

If your child has chronic throat infections, it may seem like the tonsils do nothing but cause trouble. In actuality, they do have a role to play as a part of the body’s natural defense against germs. However, when your child has recurrent tonsillitis, removing the tonsils can make a dramatic improvement in his or her life.

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When Is Throat Surgery Needed?

Throat surgery treats a wide variety of conditions, from life-threatening cancers to chronic sore throats and breathing difficulties. Because throat surgery may be an option for many types of diseases, we’ve compiled some of the most common reasons throat surgery may be needed.

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Five Things You Must Know About Fungal Sinusitis

The earth is full of millions of different fungal species---you expose yourself to them every time you take a breath! They live in soil, plants, trees, indoors and even on human skin. Thankfully, most of these species are not dangerous ----out of these millions there are about 300 different types that can make you sick, according to the Center for Disease Control.

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A Beginner’s Guide to CPAP Machines

First came the headaches, the daytime drowsiness---all the classic symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans each year. It is a condition where you stop breathing hundreds of times throughout the night. While snoring is one of the most common symptoms, not everyone with sleep apnea will snore. Therefore, a sleep study is usually needed to make an accurate diagnosis.

Your doctor offered a solution: a CPAP machine. But what is it, and how does it help treat sleep apnea?

 

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Do You Have a Spouse Who Snores? Resolve to Get More Sleep in the New Year

The New Year brings many resolutions and hopes for a healthier 2018. Some of the most common ones we’ve heard all too often: the dedication to lose weight, to eat better and to finally take advantage of that gym membership. We believe there is something important that is often overlooked on that list: sleep.

Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, and it’s affecting every aspect of their lives. 

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What Causes Your Eardrum to Rupture?

A ruptured eardrum is a painful condition that can seriously damage your hearing, make your ear more susceptible to infection, or cause long-term vertigo and dizziness. The eardrum is a membrane that vibrates when struck by sound waves. 

 

When the eardrum is damaged the signal is disrupted and cause many issues... 

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Top 10 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Winter

It can be started by the simplest action: Your sister sneezes on her way to the supper table, where she touches the serving spoon to get a second helping of mashed potatoes. Often, this is the first step to a miserable winter full of sniffles, sore throats and earaches.

While we are always here to serve you if you get sick, we believe the best defense is a good offense—in other words, it’s best to not get sick at all. Therefore, we’ve created a list of the top 10 tips for staying healthy during the winter.

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