• COPD and Swallowing

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD comes with a variety of challenges. One common but not often discussed difficulty is trouble swallowing (also called dysphagia).   Breathing is an important…

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  • Earwax Build-Up & Blockage

    Earwax (also called cerumen) is produced by the glands in the ear canal of humans and other mammals. Earwax lubricates the ear canal—without it, our ears would feel dry and itchy. Earwax protects the skin of the human ear canal as well as provides some protection…

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  • Preventing Common ENT Infections

    Infection Prevention Week is upon us! While many ENT-related illnesses are congenital and non-preventable, there are actually quite a few ailments that can be greatly reduced with some simple patient interventions. Ear Infections: While genetics can certainly make…

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  • October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

    Protect yourself and your loved ones from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Signs of NIHL may not be obvious at first, but they can build over time. A recent study shows that about 13 to 18 percent of children and teens ages 12 to 19 have signs of possible NIHL….

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