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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

From The Blog

The truth about tongue-tie

Up to 10% of babies are born with tongue-tie, which is a thick band of tissue that restricts the tongue's motion. Learn how it can affect eating and speech, and if treatment is needed.

Quintin Cappelle MD By Quintin Cappelle January 25, 2023

Mold reshapes baby Adelyn's 'different' ear

About 25% of newborns have an ear deformity, including little Adelyn. A painless, nonsurgical treatment used a mold and maternal estrogen to reshape her ear and avoid future surgery.

August 22, 2022

6 common questions about earaches and ear infections

Ears are amazing organs. They help us hear and experience the world. Yet some people are prone to painful ear infections. Get answers to questions about this common condition.

Luke Andera MD By Luke Andera July 18, 2022

The scoop on earwax

Ear wax has many important jobs, including protecting and lubricating your ears. Discover the simple, safe way to keep your ears clean and why you shouldn't put a small object into your ear canal.

Fareeda Hussain MD By Fareeda Hussain June 13, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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