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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

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Absorbable implant opens blocked airways

La Crosse now offers a minimally invasive treatment for nasal obstruction caused by internal nasal valve collapse.

March 1, 2022

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Absorbable implant to open blocked airways

Do you have a stuffy or blocked nose even when you're otherwise feeling well? You may have a nasal obstruction. Learn about a new treatment option using an absorbable nasal implant.

David Valencia MD By David Valencia February 15, 2022
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Chronic sinusitis: More than a stuffy nose

Nasal congestion with a cold or allergy is common. But a long-lasting stuffy nose may be caused by chronic sinusitis. Read a Q&A about this condition and finding relief.

Fareeda Hussain MD By Fareeda Hussain January 26, 2022
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Nosebleeds: From minor annoyance to serious situation

Occasional nosebleeds, especially during winter, are a minor annoyance. But how do you know when it's serious and requires emergency medical care? Watch for these 3 signs, and get prevention and self-care tips.

Fareeda Hussain MD By Fareeda Hussain November 16, 2021

Upper airway stimulation therapy restores couple's restful nights

Jerry Wojtkiewicz woke up many mornings more tired than when he went to bed because of sleep apnea. Now, he's sleeping well and waking refreshed thanks to upper airway stimulation therapy.

October 11, 2021
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Connection between HPV infection and mouth, throat cancer

Did you know that HPV infection increases risk of throat and mouth cancer? Learn about prevention, symptoms and treatment options.

Gregory Jones MD By Gregory Jones September 21, 2021
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Hit it on the nose: Deviated septum Q&A

Love or loathe it, your nose is a key part of your visual identity. One of the most common nose deformities is a deviated septum. Here are answers to 10 common questions about this condition.

August 30, 2021
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Your sinus headache may not be what you think

If you have pain or pressure in your forehead with nasal symptoms, you may think you have a sinus headache. But 90% of people with these symptoms are actually experiencing migraine headaches. Learn the difference.

Quintin Cappelle MD By Quintin Cappelle August 18, 2021
Scott Spritzer, D.O. By Scott Spritzer August 18, 2021
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Unlocking the mystery of your sinuses: Answers to 8 common questions

About 29 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with a sinus infection annually. Clear up misconceptions with answers to 8 common sinus questions.

Quintin Cappelle MD By Quintin Cappelle August 12, 2021
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8 reasons to visit an ENT specialist

You know that ear, nose and throat (ENT) providers care for ear infections. But they treat a much wider range of conditions. Read about the 8 common conditions treated by ENT, ranging from tonsillitis to dizziness.

Luke Andera MD By Luke Andera July 30, 2021
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Solve chronic stuffy nose with intense cooling

Put a freeze on your chronic stuffy nose. Learn how nasal cryotherapy uses intense cooling to treat overactive nerves in your nose and sinus cavities, and helps with long-lasting symptom relief.

Quintin Cappelle MD By Quintin Cappelle June 11, 2021
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Q&A: COVID-19 and loss of smell, taste

If you've lost your sense of smell this past year, you're not alone. Learn what you might expect, how long it could last, why COVID-19 can affect it and more.

David Valencia MD By David Valencia June 3, 2021