Category: Ear Nose and Throat

Sleepless Nights with Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

If you have trouble staying awake during the day, or if family members complain about how loudly you snore, you may have a sleep disorder known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  This condition is found in 2-5% of women and 3-7% of men in the US.  People with OSA have an obstruction or blockage in […]

Hearing Aids Have Come a Long Way

Hearing aids have come a long way in the last few years. Here are a few of the new features that are available:   Hearing aids continue to shrink in size and comfort is improving.   Some hearing aids have built-in blue tooth capabilities. These can connect directly to phones and streaming services.   Some hearing aids […]

What Does a Lump on My Neck Mean?  

Finding a lump on your body can be very scary, but if the lump is on the front of your neck, near the base of your throat, there may not be much cause for alarm. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just above the collarbone. It wraps around your windpipe […]

Do Weighted Blankets Work?

Weighted blankets are the latest thing in DIY insomnia cures. These blankets are heavier than normal, commonly ranging from 7 to 20 pounds in weight. They cost between $100 and $300 and come in standard king, queen and twin sizes.   But do they work?   Given how recently they have become available, there has been little […]

White Patches in the Throat- Should I be concerned?  

White patches inside your throat are like the flag on your mailbox. When it’s up, it means “take a look inside”, or in this case, “take a look at your health”. Because white spots in the throat can have so many different causes, and because some of these causes can be quite serious, it’s best to have […]

Conquer Allergies with Immunotherapy

Allergies can interfere with doing the things we love: owning a pet, spending time outdoors, eating our favorite foods, etc. Fortunately, immunotherapy can help. Immunotherapy is a type of allergy treatment that has been around for many years. It is used for allergies that affect a patient’s safety or quality of life. Treatment involves two […]

Is One of Your Nostrils Harder to Breathe Through? You May Have A Deviated Septum

If one of your nostrils is harder to breathe through than the other, you may have a deviated septum. The nasal septum is the thin wall of tissue that divides one side of the inside of your nose from the other. If the septum weren’t there, you would have one big nostril instead of two. […]

Can’t Escape the Ringing in Your Ears?  

Ringing in the ears (also called tinnitus) can be irritating and annoying when the “sound” comes and goes. When the “noise” is loud and doesn’t stop, however, it can be very hard to live with. Surprisingly, for a “sound” that isn’t actually there, ringing in the ears doesn’t sound the same for everyone. Some people […]