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Why am I hoarse ..?

What Is Hoarseness? Hoarseness is a general term that describes abnormal voice changes. When hoarse, the voice may sound breathy, raspy, strained, or there may be... Read More


Snoring: not funny, not hopeless

Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight persons, and... Read More


Tonsils and adenoids

Insight into Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Tonsils and adenoids are masses of tissue that are similar to the lymph nodes or “glands” found in the neck, groin,... Read More


Swallowing

Swallowing Disorders Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) is common among all age groups, especially the elderly. The term dysphagia refers to the feeling of difficulty passing food... Read More


Sore throats

What Causes a Sore Throat? Sore throat is a symptom of many medical disorders. Infections cause the majority of sore throats and are contagious. Infections are... Read More


Salivary glands

Where Are Your Salivary Glands? The glands are found in and around your mouth and throat. We call the major salivary glands the parotid, submandibular, and... Read More


Sinusitis

Insight into sinus problems in adults and children Sinus Facts Have you ever had a cold or allergy attack that wouldn’t go away? If so, there’s... Read More


You and your stuffy nose

Nasal congestion, stuffiness, or obstruction to nasal breathing is one of man’s oldest and most common complaints. While it may be a mere nuisance to some... Read More


Nose surgery

Improving Form and Function Each year thousands of people undergo surgery of the nose. Nasal surgery may be performed for cosmetic purposes, or a combination procedure... Read More


Post-nasal drip

The glands in your nose and throat continually produce mucus (one to two quarts a day). It moistens and cleans the nasal membranes, humidifies air, traps... Read More


Nosebleeds

What Causes a Nosebleed? Most nosebleeds (epistaxis) are mere nuisances. But some are quite frightening, and a few are even life threatening. Physicians classify nosebleeds into... Read More


Your child and hearing loss

Your child with a hearing loss can succeed – in school, in work, and in life! It is important to keep this as your focus, whatever... Read More