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Ask a Surgeon: What ENT Symptoms Shouldn’t I Ignore?

We've all done it. You have an unusual symptom that you've never experienced before. You ask a spouse or a friend what they think. Ultimately, you pick up your phone and turn to the one friend who always has your…

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Salivary Stones: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

You're going about your day, and everything seems great. You're checking things off your to-do list, feeling accomplished, and about to conquer the next item on your agenda. Then, out of nowhere, you notice a lump in your upper neck.…

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Why It’s Dangerous To Leave Your Sleep Apnea Unchecked

Many people have heard of sleep apnea and associate it with annoying problems like snoring and tiredness. But what about other side effects of this condition? And, more importantly, is sleep apnea dangerous? A Quick Explanation of Sleep Apnea Obstructive…

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What Are the Symptoms of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

Do you ever feel like you're hearing the world from underwater? Or maybe your ears feel like you've been on an airplane and you just can't get them to "pop." If so, you may be dealing with a case of…

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Inspire for Sleep Apnea: Say Goodbye to Your CPAP Machine

CPAP machines are designed to help sleep apnea sufferers stop snoring, breathe more deeply, and get a good night's sleep. That sounds pretty good! And for many CPAP users, that's how the story goes. Unfortunately, though, other patients with sleep…

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6 Snoring Surgery Options That Could End Your Snoring

Have you ever woken yourself up with your own snoring? That can be a jarring experience! But that's not even the most common reason patients come to our office for help with their snoring. The top reason is actually complaints…

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What Is Inspire for Sleep Apnea — Top Questions Answered

A continuous positive airway pressure machine (more commonly known as a CPAP machine) can seem like a dream come true at first. No more will you have to deal with the restless nights, the lack of REM sleep, and the…

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Otitis Media: A Doctor’s Quick Guide to Middle Ear Infections

Having a small child sick with a cold is sad enough. But when they tell you their ear hurts, you know your plans for the day have changed. Otitis media, or a middle ear infection, is awful no matter how…

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Is Your Sore Throat Caused by COVID, or Something Else?

So you've woken up with a sore throat. Even though COVID numbers are looking better lately, you're still trying to be cautious and want to make sure you don't spread COVID to those around you. You know sore throats can…

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How To Avoid Spreading Your Contagious Sinus Infection

The old adage, "sharing is caring," doesn't apply to illnesses. But with over 30 million Americans diagnosed with sinus infections every year, how can we be sure we aren't spreading this particular ailment to those around us? Should we to…

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6 Sinus Infection Home Remedies Recommended by a Doctor

You probably don't give too much thought to your ability to breathe through your nose — until you wake up with a sinus infection and that ability is gone! Sinus infections, sometimes called acute sinusitis, can steal your joy pretty…

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Persistent Sore Throat Infection? Here’s What To Do

What started as a little tickle in the back of your throat can quickly become incredibly painful. Sore throat pain can simply remain an annoyance, or it can worsen to the point of interfering with eating, drinking, and even swallowing.…

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