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What to Do About a Deviated Septum

What to Do About a Deviated Septum

The nasal septum is a piece of cartilage inside your nose that divides the nostrils. Ideally, the septum would evenly divide the interior of the nose, but few people have a symmetrical cross section. It sometimes causes persistent breathing problems. 
Jun 19th, 2024
5 Common Causes of a Sore Throat

5 Common Causes of a Sore Throat

While occasional sore throats aren’t a cause for concern, recurring or persistent pain could indicate an issue. Here’s how to tell if your sore throat is due to an infection, an allergy, or something more serious.
May 10th, 2024

Why Does Earwax Build Up After Age 60?

If it seems as though you’re getting more earwax build-ups as you get older, it’s probably not your imagination. There’s a definite connection between earwax blockages and age, as wax becomes drier and harder to shed.
Apr 4th, 2024

5 Signs You Could Benefit from a Hearing Aid

It’s a noisy world out there. Many Americans have some level of hearing loss, and exposure to noise is a common cause. There are subtle clues that you may not be hearing all you should, signs that you could benefit from a hearing aid.
Mar 1st, 2024
4 Reasons to Consider a Chemical Peel

4 Reasons to Consider a Chemical Peel

For skin rejuvenation, chemical peels improve the tone and texture of your skin in a single session. Peels don’t require invasive surgery or injections, and they have a quick recovery time. Let’s look at four great reasons to schedule a peel appointment. 
Feb 8th, 2024

Tonsillitis vs. Strep Throat: How Are They Different?

Sore throats are common at this time of year, but do you know what’s causing yours? Tonsillitis and strep throat can feel similar, but there are some key differences and complications that make the correct diagnosis important.
Jan 16th, 2024
Which ENT Issues Can I Have Treated with Telemedicine?

Which ENT Issues Can I Have Treated with Telemedicine?

Telemedicine came to the fore during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in places like Wyoming, remote medical services have long been a reality. Ear, nose, and throat practices adapt naturally to health services delivered through videoconferencing.
Nov 2nd, 2023
The Link Between Acid Reflux and a Chronic Sore Throat

The Link Between Acid Reflux and a Chronic Sore Throat

Have you got a sore throat that isn’t caused by a respiratory infection? Is your voice hoarse for no apparent reason? Even if you don’t have typical heartburn symptoms, you may be suffering from acid reflux.
Oct 2nd, 2023
7 Telltale Signs that You Have an Allergy

7 Telltale Signs that You Have an Allergy

Allergies happen when your immune system works overtime, creating antibodies for substances that aren’t normally harmful. While some allergies are serious and even fatal without treatment, most are seasonal nuisances that produce predictable symptoms.
Sep 1st, 2023
How Botox® and Fillers Can Make You Look Younger

How Botox® and Fillers Can Make You Look Younger

Cosmetic injectable treatments are now the most frequently performed aesthetic procedure in America. Amounting to more than three times the combined total of all cosmetic surgeries, Botox® and dermal fillers can subtly revise your appearance.
Aug 1st, 2023
Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous to My Health?

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous to My Health?

Waking up tired in the morning, despite being in bed for eight hours or more, or having a partner mention snoring or breathing interruptions, could be the first signs you have pointing to sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous sleep disorder.
Jul 10th, 2023
My Child Gets Earaches Easily: Can You Help?

My Child Gets Earaches Easily: Can You Help?

It may sometimes seem as though your child’s life is connected by the dots of an endless series of ear infections. Children are, in general, more susceptible to ear infections, and some children have physical conditions that make the problem worse.
Jun 1st, 2023
What Does Allergy Testing Involve?

What Does Allergy Testing Involve?

While trial and error can reveal possible allergens, it’s at best circumstantial evidence and not a basis upon which immunotherapy can be built. Formulating allergy shots requires careful testing with an allergy specialist.
May 3rd, 2023
How to Know if You Have Sleep Apnea

How to Know if You Have Sleep Apnea

When your clock says you had a full night’s sleep, but your body tells a different story, you may have sleep apnea, a condition that interrupts the complete sleep cycle, upon which your body relies. Here’s how to know if you have sleep apnea.
Apr 3rd, 2023
My Child Can't Breathe out of Their Nose: Can You Help?

My Child Can't Breathe out of Their Nose: Can You Help?

It’s common that your child’s nose gets stuffed up due to congestion from time to time, before spontaneously clearing. When the condition persists and mouth breathing is constant, it’s time to look into the reasons.
Mar 9th, 2023
Helping Your Child After a Tonsillectomy

Helping Your Child After a Tonsillectomy

Removing the tonsils isn’t nearly as common now as it was in decades past, but there are still situations where your child may need a tonsillectomy. Helping your child after surgery can improve an otherwise uncomfortable experience.
Dec 7th, 2022
Lesser-Known Benefits of Hearing Aids

Lesser-Known Benefits of Hearing Aids

It might seem obvious that better hearing is the key benefit of hearing aids. However, it’s not the only way the quality of your life improves. There are other, lesser-known benefits offered by custom-fitted hearing aids.
Nov 2nd, 2022
Tips for Surviving Laryngitis

Tips for Surviving Laryngitis

Losing your voice can be more than an inconvenience, particularly if your job or daily life depend on it. Getting past laryngitis will happen, though you do need a period of rest and voice care. Here are some tips for surviving laryngitis.
Oct 7th, 2022
Why Does My Child Keep Getting Ear Infections?

Why Does My Child Keep Getting Ear Infections?

It might feel like your child moves from one minor illness to the next in a never-ending cycle. Ear infections are a commonly recurring ailment for some children. There are good reasons why this happens, but your child will eventually outgrow them.
Sep 6th, 2022
What to Do About Voice Loss After 60

What to Do About Voice Loss After 60

Unlike other aspects of aging, voice changes aren’t inevitable as you get older. However, your voice can get tired faster, or you may experience frequent hoarseness. You can take steps to minimize the amount of voice loss you experience after 60.
Aug 1st, 2022
4 Nonsurgical Treatments for a Smoother Complexion

4 Nonsurgical Treatments for a Smoother Complexion

It’s already summer, and you’d like to refresh your complexion to go with the great weather, but you don’t have the time to recover from cosmetic surgery. Is there a way to improve your complexion? Here are four suggestions.
Jul 1st, 2022
Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Lasting Earache

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Lasting Earache

As a child, if you had an earache, it was virtually certain you had an ear infection. While adults have earaches too, there are many more potential causes. When the pain persists, medical attention is important.
Jun 1st, 2022
What to Expect from Your First Telemedicine Appointment

What to Expect from Your First Telemedicine Appointment

Telemedicine appointments came to prominence as the height of the pandemic made it necessary. The security and convenience led to an enthusiastic response on the part of patients. Here’s what to expect if you haven’t used this service yet.
May 1st, 2022
Acid Reflux and Its Impact on Your Throat

Acid Reflux and Its Impact on Your Throat

While acid reflux is a problem that starts at the top of your stomach, symptoms emerge higher up in the esophagus. Commonly called heartburn, it describes the feeling of stomach acids backwashing into your throat.
Apr 1st, 2022
Adjusting to Life with Hearing Aids

Adjusting to Life with Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is common, often occurring due to noise exposure compounding age-related changes. While assistive devices can restore your ability to understand the world around you, it can take a while to adjust to life with hearing aids.
Mar 1st, 2022
Sleep Disorders that Are Common in Seniors

Sleep Disorders that Are Common in Seniors

It’s not your imagination if it seems as though sleep is less refreshing as you get older. Common disorders that come with age include insomnia, restlessness, and frequent waking. However, your body still needs the restorative power of deep sleep.
Feb 1st, 2022
ENT Problems that Get Worse in the Winter

ENT Problems that Get Worse in the Winter

As the cold weather months descend, do you find you’re stocking up on tissue boxes and decongestants? It’s that time of year, when you have an elevated risk of spending a week of downtime due to these common ear, nose, and throat conditions.
Jan 1st, 2022
Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore Snoring

Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore Snoring

Snoring happens when soft tissue in your throat relaxes during sleep and vibrates as you breathe. It isn’t always a health concern, but when it accompanies sleep apnea — the complete stoppage of breathing — it can cause major issues.
Dec 1st, 2021
Who's at Risk for Head and Neck Cancer?

Who's at Risk for Head and Neck Cancer?

Cancers occurring in the head and neck include problems occurring in the mouth, throat, sinuses, or voice box. While there are a wide range of causes behind these cancers, with alcohol and tobacco consumption the leading risks.
Nov 2nd, 2021
Your Treatment Options for a Deviated Septum

Your Treatment Options for a Deviated Septum

The tissue that divides your nostrils, the septum, isn’t often symmetrical, but for most people this irregularity causes no problems. When a deviated septum interferes with breathing, though, you may be subject to chronic rhinitis or other issues.
Oct 6th, 2021
What Happens During Allergy Testing?

What Happens During Allergy Testing?

Testing for allergies leads to effective treatment strategies by identifying the specific substances that cause your reactions. With this information, your doctor can formulate allergy shots or recommend avoidance strategies.
Sep 6th, 2021
Do I Need Professional Earwax Removal?

Do I Need Professional Earwax Removal?

When earwax accumulates, it can cause hearing loss and pain, but fortunately, it’s easy to treat. The question is, do you do it yourself, or do you leave it to a professional? For the best and safest results, enlist the care of a specialist.
Aug 9th, 2021

5 Signs You May Need a Hearing Aid

Hearing loss affects over 37 million American adults, with the percentage climbing among older populations. Because age-related hearing loss comes on slowly, sometimes you’re the last to know you need hearing aids. Here are five signs to watch.
Jul 7th, 2021

Why Is My Voice Hoarse?

Having a hoarse voice is common, but it’s usually short-lived, accompanying heavy use or an illness that affects your throat. When hoarseness lasts 10 days or more, it’s time to visit a doctor to investigate the cause.
Jun 16th, 2021

5 Reasons to Consider a Chemical Peel

In the quest for younger looking skin, chemical peels are a time-tested way to improve your skin’s condition while reducing or removing flaws. They can be affordable alternatives to high-tech laser and radiofrequency treatments.
May 7th, 2021

What Causes Chronic Sinusitis?

Few people enjoy the symptoms of having a cold, but for most, it’s a week of misery before things return to normal. Those with chronic sinusitis, however, can’t count on feeling better next week. Here’s why.
Apr 5th, 2021

Common Otolaryngology Issues for Seniors

Your healthcare priorities change as you get older. Ear, nose, and throat concerns often wait until your senior years to come to the fore. Age-related hearing loss is perhaps the most common, but there are other conditions that often arise.
Mar 7th, 2021

Complications of Sleep Apnea

Not all snorers have sleep apnea, but frequently sleep apnea patients snore loudly. They not only disturb the sleep of those around them, but they also disturb themselves, even if they’re not aware of this, and it can cause serious health complications.
Feb 8th, 2021

Signs of Strep Throat

Sore throats are common, particularly in the dry, wintery months when cold and flu season is in full swing. Strep throat comprises a small percentage of sore throats, but it can hit fast with sharp pain. Without treatment, it can cause other issues too.
Jan 6th, 2021

Reasons Why Your Child Is Breathing through Their Mouths

You may not think twice when you observe your child breathing through their mouth, but it’s not a normal state. Babies don’t even develop the reflex to mouth breathe until they’re about four months old. Here’s why your child may be mouth breathing.
Dec 15th, 2020

Why You Should Never Ignore Ear Pain

When your ears start to hurt, it’s easy to assume you have an infection. This may be due to your memories of ear infections as a child, or from observing your own children. However, there are plenty of other reasons for ear pain, especially in adults.
Nov 12th, 2020

When Does Your Acid Reflux Need Medical Attention?

Is it heartburn, acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux, while GERD describes a chronic acid reflux issue. It’s time to see a doctor when acid reflux interferes with daily life.
Oct 6th, 2020

Is it Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

You may not think of snoring as a deadly condition, but if you also develop obstructive sleep apnea, the effects on your health could be tumultuous. OSA can cause heart problems, high blood pressure, and strokes, while also raising your risk of diabetes.
Sep 8th, 2020

The Difference Between Botox® and Dermal Fillers

Injectable cosmetic treatments are the most popular aesthetic procedures chosen today. Including both Botox® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, these treatments use different approaches to rejuvenate your appearance.
Aug 21st, 2020

What Causes Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss results from injury, exposure to noise, getting older, among many other reasons. Only a hearing assessment test and ear examination can accurately assess why you’re struggling to hear and determine your treatment options.
Jul 23rd, 2020

The Importance of Allergy Testing

Knowing what sets off your allergic reactions makes it easier to protect yourself, whether from the sniffles associated with hay fever or potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. Allergy testing helps you pinpoint your allergy triggers.
Jun 18th, 2020

The Benefits of Telemedicine during COVID-19

Isolation is the buzzword as America continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Many medical professionals have turned to telemedicine as a way to care for their patients while minimizing contact through which the coronavirus spreads.
May 5th, 2020

Revive Winter Skin with a Chemical Peel

Chemical peels administered at your doctor’s office can scrub away dull-looking wintertime skin, bringing back freshness through the cold and dry months. Far more powerful than home treatments, chemical peels can be matched to your skin’s needs.
Feb 18th, 2020
Having your tonsils out was once a common childhood surgery, thought to break the endless cycle of throat and ear infections.

Removing Tonsils and Adenoids: Is it Right for Your Child?

Having your tonsils out was once a common childhood surgery, thought to break the endless cycle of throat and ear infections. It’s now known that tonsils and adenoids play an important part in the development of a child’s immune system.
Jan 2nd, 2020

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024