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How to Keep Your Sinuses Healthy While You Travel

Does it seem like you get sick every time you travel? It can be frustrating if you pick up a sinus infection or cold after plane travel. Congestion, runny nose, pressure, postnasal drip…all these symptoms are no fun while on vacation! Here are some tips on how to keep your sinuses healthy while you travel […]


What is the Best Treatment for Sinus Infection

What is the best treatment for sinus infection? If you get sinus infections, you’ve probably received lots of different treatments over the years. Depending on what type of provider you see, you may receive one or more of the following: an antibiotic, a steroid, a nasal steroid, over-the-counter meds or possibly nothing at all. Unfortunately, […]


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Understanding what your sleep app is telling you

Sleep apps on your smart phone and on your smart watch have become very common place These programs make a lot of claims. Understanding what these smart devices are measuring and how they interpret this information is important when evaluating how they may improve your health. Phases of Sleep The physiology of sleep is such […]


Is Your Child Experiencing Sinus Problems?

Does your child experience nasal congestion, drainage, sinus pressure, or ear issues? Do you notice they are snoring, having poor quality sleep, daytime fatigue, and/or changes in mood and behavior? If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms they should be evaluated by an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor). There can be numerous […]



The Causes and Treatment of Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS)

You may have heard of a serious nasal and sinus issue called “empty nose syndrome”. The lay literature has frequent warnings for people considering nasal and sinus surgery about this complication. The patient would then suffer from a chronically dry nose, crusting, a sensation of a restricted airway, congestion, and recurring sinus infections. It is […]


The Causes, Prevention, & Treatment of Nosebleeds

PREVENTING AND TREATING NOSEBLEEDS As the weather shifts and the air becomes drier, nosebleeds tend to be a more common occurrence. Although nosebleeds can be alarming, most are minor and easy to control. COMMON CAUSES OF NOSEBLEEDS A nosebleed, medically referred to as epistaxis, is bleeding from the blood vessels that line the inside of […]


OTC hearing aids vs. Prescription Hearing Aids

The FDA-approved hearing aids became available over the counter for the first time in mid-October this year, allowing a more affordable alternative to prescription hearing aids.  Not everyone is a good candidate for these OTC hearing aids though and it’s important to know if they will help your type of hearing loss and lifestyle needs. […]


5 Ways To Reduce Fall Allergies

The fall season can be a hard time for allergies in Central Texas. At this time of year the ragweed, grasses, and mold allergens begin peaking. For allergy sufferers, this can cause increased congestion, drainage, eye itching/redness, and more. How can you prevent and manage these symptoms? Read below for some tips! 1. Daily saline […]


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