Sinus Trouble Still Going Around

Sinus season hits many people with the force of a load of bricks. With the end of the season, some may start to feel relief, while others continue to suffer....

The Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that many people have heard of, even if they do not fully understand the extent of the condition. More than 18 million Americans suffer...

Food Allergies Can Cause Nutritional Gaps

When learning that you have a food allergy, your first priority is to avoid meals that contain the culprit ingredient. With food allergies becoming a more frequent assumption, more individuals...

Dealing with Allergies During Summer Travel

Wherever you may be headed to on your well-earned vacation, overseas or stateside, a big city or out in the boondocks, getting the most out of that time is important....

Food Allergies on the Rise

In recent years, more and more individuals the world over have discovered an allergy they either did not previously have or of which they were not aware before. According to...

The Link Between Nasal Polyps and Snoring

Nasal polyps number among many causes of obstructions within the nasal passages. Such obstructions can lead to increased strain being required for the simple act of breathing. When asleep, this...

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Safe?

There is a large part of the population that suffers from sinusitis. This is the condition where your sinuses, normally filled with air, get blocked and infected. It is characterized...

Men with Sleep Apnea More Likely to Suffer from Depression

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects about 18 million Americans. While there is treatment for it, many find the CPAP breathing machines that are regularly used uncomfortable and cumbersome....

Stay on the Lookout for Ear Infections in Babies

It is very common for a child to get their first ear infection before the age of one. Many parents often miss the signs and symptoms, leading to prolonged discomfort...

Veterans with PTSD Should be Assessed for Sleep Apnea

One might not associate sleep apnea with soldiers returning from overseas. However there is a recent study that may have found a link between post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and...

Summer Cold, or Allergies?

It’s the change of seasons and you have sinus pressure, runny and stuffed up nose, coughing, watery and itchy eyes. You’re sneezing and have a sore throat. You think it’s...

Seasonal Allergies Can Make Asthma Worse

Seasonal allergies are very common and are becoming more common every year. Current estimates show that up to 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children suffer...

Women More Likely than Men to be Hospitalized for Asthma

Statistically speaking, women are much more likely to be affected by asthma than men. The problem, however, is even worse than originally thought. A new study has been conducted among...

The High Risk of At-Home Exposure to Peanut Allergies

Parents tend to worry most about their children when they are outside of the home, but for those suffering from peanut allergies, being at home carries the highest risk of...

How Balloon Sinuplasty Relieves Sinusitis Symptoms

Sinusitis is a common ailment that affects millions of Americans every year. Those afflicted suffer swelling and inflammation of the tissue around the sinuses. This causes them to become blocked...

Asthma Medications: Types and Care

With Asthma affecting nearly 26 million Americans every year, and several different types of chronic and acute asthma out there, the disease is an epidemic. Treatments for people who suffer...

Asthma Awareness Month

May is asthma awareness month. Asthma is a chronic disease that has no known cure and affects nearly 23 million Americans every year. It is a very common ailment that...

Sore Throats Don’t Always Point to Strep

When you suffer a sore, scratchy throat that swells up and is accompanied by a high fever, you may jump to the conclusion that strep throat is the culprit. After...

A Clean Home Can Control Your Allergies

For anyone suffering from any type of allergies — whether they are indoor, outdoor, seasonal or year round — there is a simple solution to help lessen your symptoms: clean...

Exercising and Asthma

Some people may notice during exercise that they have sudden trouble breathing. After a bout of strenuous cardio or intense physical exercise, it can feel like their lungs are seizing...

Most Common Types of Coughs

There are many different ailments that carry coughs with them as a symptom. The act of coughing exists to clear your air passages and allow you to breathe more easily....

Dealing with Ear Infections in Children

If your child is experiencing an ear infection, they are sure to be in a good deal of pain and discomfort. This can be difficult to manage as a parent,...

What is the “Pollen Count”?

The pollen count for Atlanta has exceeded record after record this year, keeping those with allergy problems quite uncomfortable. The spring weather is gorgeous — many are eager to get...

The Benefits of Using Hearing Protection

Like so many other doctors, most people only visit us at our Atlanta ENT center if there is something noticeably wrong. While waiting until you have an ear infection or...

Why We Have Allergies

Spring is a time to celebrate new beginnings. The cold winter is (mostly) gone. Plants are reawakening from their dormant state, spreading pollen through the air. Pets are shedding in...

How Sinus Issues Can Cause Bad Breath

Some people brush, floss, scrub and rinse multiple times every day but still notice that their mouth smells a bit “funkier” than they would like. This condition can tend to...

Why Your ENT Doctor wants You to Stop Smoking

The fact that smoking has negative effects on the overall wellbeing of the body is generally accepted by the public. But did you know it can also be detrimental to...

Could Your Dog Alleviate Your Allergies?

When we think about dogs, the last thing we consider is that they might help with allergies. After all, pets are some of the most common and severe producers of...

Loud Music Could Be Severely Damaging Your Ears

Have you ever been at a concert and had your ears ring afterward? Do you like to listen to your music player so loud that it tunes out the rest...

Allergy Season Hits Atlanta

It’s that time again. Spring is upon us, and with it comes pet shedding, pollen and the start of air quality action days. The allergy season brings with it stuffy...

Preventative Measures for Spring Allergies

When people say that “spring is in the air,” the only thing seasonal allergy sufferers can assume they are talking about is the pollen. The great big clouds of neon...

Best Food for Sinus Problems

People who suffer from regular sinus problems may be surprised to learn that their diet can have a tremendous influence on their symptoms. Since diet provides almost 100 percent of...

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Effective?

Balloon sinuplasty is a relatively new procedure designed to relieve symptoms for chronic sufferers of sinusitis. Of patients that have undergone the procedure, 95 percent report total or near-total relief...

The Importance of Having Your Child’s Hearing Checked

We live in a world where health concerns for kids are taking front and center in just about every area. From learning disabilities to vaccinations, taking all the necessary precautions...

Bluetooth Hearing Aid Technology

Smartphones can do just about anything short of cooking us breakfast these days. From finding a good restaurant to helping people with disabilities, our phones are some of the most...

Sinus Infections: To Treat or Not to Treat?

With as brutal of a winter as the country has faced this year, including snow and freezing temperatures even in the Deep South, sinus infections are running rampant. With many...

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness? It Might Be OSA

Sleep apnea affects nearly 20 million people in North America. It is an epidemic illness, and we are only beginning to realize how serious it is. Most people quickly associate...

The Effects of Sleep Apnea in Children

When we talk about treatments and diagnosis of sleep apnea, we often refer to adults. The problem, however, affects almost 20 million Americans, and not all of them are adults....

At-Home Sleep Apnea Testing

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that affects almost 20 million Americans every single year. Diagnosing and treating the problem has traditionally been inconvenient at best. In the past, those...

Why You Should Be Concerned with the Flu Epidemic if You Have Asthma

This season is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in history. Flu vaccines have not been nearly as effective this year due to a mutation in...

In-Office Treatment for Recurrent Chronic Sinusitis

Sinusitis, or the inflammation of the sinus membranes, can be a serious condition. It is a source of pain and discomfort for almost 37 million Americans annually. Fortunately, there are...

Sleep Apnea and Risk for Heart Disease

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans every year. The snoring can be difficult to deal with, both for those who have the condition and their partners. What many do not...

Food Allergies in Atlanta: Where to Dine, Part 2

Have you ever been out with your friends at a restaurant, only to find out you cannot eat anything on the menu? Do you skip straight to the bottom of...

Food Allergies in Atlanta: Where to Dine, Part 1

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and had to return the food to the kitchen because it had peanuts in it? Do you fear ordering a dish that has...

The Link between Breastfeeding and Reduced Sinus, Throat and Ear Infections

The benefits of breastfeeding are no secret. Breastfeeding offers long term advantages for mother and infant that are unmatched by formula products. From digestive health to lifelong immunity, breastfeeding is...

Can Idling Your Car on Cold Mornings Harm Your Asthma?

Winter weather can be particularly harsh on cars. During the cold months, people across the country sit in their idling cars, waiting on the engine to warm up. Many people...

Atlanta’s Pollen Count in 2015

For people that suffer from seasonal allergies, the arrival of spring is dreaded for one reason: pollen. Every year, people look to the pollen index and forecast to decide whether...

Flu Season in Georgia, 2015

Each year in Georgia, flu season incites a frenzy of flu shots, missed work days and flu-related hospitalizations. This year is no different. In the first few days of January,...

Do Women Have More Severe Allergic Reactions Because of Estrogen?

Allergic reactions that are caused by factors such as medications, insect bites or foods are referred to as anaphylaxis. Such allergies can be very severe, and even life-threatening. For a...

The Difference between a Winter Cold and an Allergy

Winter colds are the worst. During the long, cold months of winter when you get hit with the sniffling, coughing, sore throat and body aches, it is just an awful...

How do I Know That I Have the Flu?

The flu season is upon us, and it looks like it is going to be a doozy. Flu vaccines this year are not as effective as they have been in...

How to Spot Asthma in Children and Infants

Asthma is a major concern for children and infants. Roughly 7 million kids in the United States are afflicted with asthma, which can manifest at any age, though most children...

Did You Know that Healthier Eating can Reduce Your Asthma Symptoms?

Everyone knows that diet and nutrition are essential to a healthy lifestyle. In recent years, however, the importance of eating right is becoming evident not only in maintaining wellness, but...

Dry Cold Air Brings on Nosebleeds

Here we are once more, in the cold of winter, and along with that comes many health problems. Of course at this time of year colds and the flu are...

Exercise Despite Your Asthma Symptoms in 2015

Those who suffer with asthma know that the tightness in your chest, the wheezing, the coughing, and the crushing inability to breathe can create a nightmare. When the weather is...

Loud Sounds Can Eventually Damage Your Hearing

We live in a fast-paced and loud world. In fact, it seems there is more noise in our society with every passing day. It is an unfortunate fact of life...

Can Sleep Apnea Surgery Cure Childhood Asthma?

Childhood asthma is a growing problem, especially among kids in urban environments. While the causes of this epidemic are being actively researched, treatments have recently come to light. Obstructive Sleep...

What to Ask Your Doctor about Balloon Sinuplasty

Sinusitis is a condition that affects nearly 40 million Americans annually. Over the last ten years, the prevalence of this condition has skyrocketed, potentially because of heightened levels of pollution...

How Do I Choose an ENT Specialist That Treats Children?

When your child has problems with their ear, nose or throat, you should seek a specialist for treatment. These specialists, called Pediatric Otolaryngologists, are experts in the illnesses affecting these...

Why You Cannot Rely on the Flu Vaccine This Year

We are in the height of the flu season, and as with every year you see signs all over the neighborhood advertising flu shots. Doctors recommend that everyone get a...

Exercise and ENT – How They Connect

We all know that regular exercise help you maintain a healthy weight. What you may not know is that regular exercise also promotes good ENT–as in ear, nose and throat–health?...

Making Healthy Life Choices in 2015

If making healthier life choices in 2015 tops your New Year’s resolution list, make sure it includes improving your ENT health–that of your ears, nose and throat. Healthier changes that...

Ignoring Your Chronic Cough Will Harm Your Health

A chronic cough is not to be taken lightly, especially when it lasts longer than eight weeks for adults, or four weeks for children. Chronic cough is usually a sign...

The Pillar Procedure: Your First Step for Sleeping and Feeling Better

If your snoring has become a problem for you and your partner, the pillar procedure is a treatment option to consider. It is a minor surgery under local anesthesia that...

How to Enjoy Holiday Sweets with Food Allergies

The holidays can be tricky for people with food allergies. Holiday sweets are everywhere, and most of them contain food allergens. You can still enjoy holiday desserts, even with food...

How to Treat Your Winter Insomnia Symptoms

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 30 percent of adults have insomnia. One in every 10 adults have chronic insomnia. Some people experience periods insomnia associated with seasonal...

Why Treating Restless Leg Syndrome Now Will Benefit Your Health as You Age

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a condition characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually triggered by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs. RLS is believed to be...

Why You Should be Concerned With Excessive Snoring

According to the Mayo Clinic, half of adults snore. Snoring is a loud, hoarse sound that occurs when airflow through the mouth and nose becomes obstructed as you sleep. Most...

The Link between Sinusitis and Sleep

If you have sinusitis, chances are it is not easy to get a good night’s sleep- unless you breathe through your mouth. Swollen sinuses make it hard to breathe through...

5 Ways to Manage Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

Sleep is just as important part of a healthy lifestyle as diet and exercise. Many people get less than six hours of sleep due to their busy lifestyles. This results...

Christmas Tree Allergies: Should You Choose a Real Tree or a Fake Tree?

Managing allergy symptoms can be challenging during the holiday season, especially if being near a Christmas tree makes you sneeze. It does not help that Christmas trees are everywhere during the holidays....

How Does the Winter Season Affect Your Sinuses?

If you think those sinus problems that plague you during the spring and summer months will go away when winter arrives, you are in for a rude awakening. The winter...

How to Manage Asthma During the Winter Months

For asthmatics, the winter season presents a whole other set of challenges. A cold blast of wintry air can trigger an attack. People tend to spend more time indoors in...

Thanksgiving with Food Allergies – Part 2

Preparing a Thanksgiving meal to accommodate guests with food allergies can be a bit of a challenge. It may be easier than being at a holiday dinner where nearly every...

Thanksgiving With Food Allergies

Whether this is your first time cooking Thanksgiving dinner or one of many you have already hosted, you will make a favorable and memorable impression if the holiday menu includes...

What You Need to Know About Immunotherapy Injections

Immunotherapy injections, or allergy shots, is a treatment option for people who suffer from certain allergies. Some of the allergies this can alleviate include asthma or rhinitis, conjunctivitis or stinging...

What Exactly is a Hearing Test?

A hearing test is not to be confused with a hearing screening. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a hearing screening is a preliminary process that weeds out those...

The Components of Ear Tubes

According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), most children have had at least one painful ear infection before the age of 5. Most ear infections go...

Why Suffer From Wheezing?

Wheezing results from a narrowing of the airways due to inflammation or physical obstruction (such as a tumor or foreign object that was inhaled). When air passes through the narrowed...

What Causes Nosebleeds?

Nearly every adult has experienced a nosebleed at least once in his or her life. Common causes of nosebleeds are very cold or dry air (which dries out the nasal...

The Link Between Insomnia and Sleep Apnea

The Stevens Point Journal is reporting that there is a correlation between insomnia and sleep apnea. Those with chronic insomnia suffer daily with their inability to complete a full night’s...

Snoring, Heart Disease and Sudden Death

There can be a relationship between snoring, heart disease and sudden death among those with specific cardiovascular issues. Snoring can present many problems for both the snorer and his or...

Dry Roasting Peanuts Can Trigger Peanut Allergies

The Los Angeles Times is reporting in its Science Now section that a new study sheds light on why so many people in North America have peanut allergies. Peanut allergies...

Hearing Loss Restored

Hearing loss is a common and serious problem for many people who are exposed to loud noises on a regular basis, and for those advancing in years. Several studies are...

The Teal Pumpkin Project

With all of the ghosts, goblins, vampires and werewolves running about, Halloween can be a scary time of year. For most of us the thrills and chills are great fun,...

Bad Breath and Sinus Problems

Nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes are not the only miserable symptoms of a sinus problem. Halitosis, more commonly referred to as bad breath, is yet another potentially...

Georgia Peanut Farmers Address Peanut Allergy Questions with New Website

According to the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, 400,000 children in the U.S. have peanut allergies. In addition, peanut allergy is the one food allergen that is most...

A Fat Tongue Could Impact Odds of Sleep Apnea

According to a recent Detroit Free Press article, a team of researchers at the Sleep Center at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center has discovered another connection between obesity and...

Egg Allergy No Excuse to Avoid Flu Shot This Year

It is that time of the year when people roll up their sleeves at healthcare facilities everywhere so they can get a flu shot. One group has always been the...

The Link Between Obesity and Childhood Asthma

A recent KSAT news article shed light on a recent study that suggests a link between obesity and childhood asthma. The objective of the study, called the Noah Study, was to determine...

Is Your Partner Allergic to Your Pet?

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), roughly 15 to 30 percent of people are allergic to cats and dogs. For these individuals, having a pet in...

Reducing Allergens in the Home

Fortunately for us, they are too small for us to see, and make us cringe even more. Dust mites are something we all live with. Most of us co-exist with...

Researchers Learn More About Cold-Triggered Asthma Attacks

Asthma is a chronic disease that can be life-threatening. It has claimed many lives, yet an asthma diagnosis is not an automatic death sentence. Many asthmatics live a full life,...

New Data Shows Sleep Apnea on the Rise

Several recent studies have indicated an alarming increase in the number of people with obstructive sleep apnea. This fact has public health and safety officials very concerned. According to the...

Untreated Sleep Apnea Could Make Surgery More Dangerous

According to the American Sleep Association, millions of Americans have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea increases your risk for more serious health conditions such as high blood pressure and heart problems....

More Evidence that Sleep Apnea Damages the Brain

Researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing recently uncovered another reason to see your doctor right away if you suspect you have sleep apnea. According to a recent news release...

Sleep Apnea Awareness Infographic

Please feel free share this sleep apnea awareness infographic on your social media and in your workplace.  

Sleep Apnea Awareness Week 2014

The week of October 6 to October 13, 2014 is Sleep Apnea Awareness Week, an annual, national event sponsored by the American Sleep Association (ASA) to increase awareness about sleep...

Chemical Exposure during Pregnancy Could Increase Childhood Asthma

A recent study conducted by Columbia University suggests a connection between prenatal exposure to household chemicals during pregnancy and increased risk for childhood asthma. The study showed that such exposure...

Atlanta Allergies: Is it Ragweed or Goldenrod?

Is It Ragweed or Goldenrod According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 75 percent of Americans with pollen allergies are allergic to ragweed. Ragweed allergy, or hay fever,...

When You Should Worry About a Sinus Infection

Most of us have suffered through a sinus infection, or sinusitis, at some point in our lives. It is no picnic, especially when they linger and nothing you try brings...

Are You Making Your Seasonal Allergies Worse?

Seasonal Allergies in Atlanta are at Their Peek If you have recurring or worsening allergy symptoms, the culprit may be staring right at you when you look in the mirror, according...

Breastfeeding Reduces Babies’ Chance of Allergies and Asthma

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide your baby with all the nutrients and vitamins he or she needs during their first six months of life. Breast milk also contains...

Sinus Headache or Migraine Headache?

When many people get a stuffy nose along with a headache, they assume it is a sinus headache. According to an article on EverydayHealth.com, that may not be the case....

Allergies vs Sinusitis

For many people, the spring and fall season is the time to keep plenty of tissues and medication on hand. They have to prepare to treat symptoms such as runny...

What Parents Need to Know About Human Enterovirus 68

In recent weeks, doctors at an Atlanta hospital have seen an alarming increase in the number of children they have treated for respiratory infections. According to a recent WMAZ article,...

Seasonal Allergies: Surviving Ragweed in Atlanta

Ragweed plants are common throughout the U.S., mostly in the rural areas of the Eastern and Midwestern regions. This year, above-normal temperatures and rainy weather is expected to hit the...

Cold vs Flu: How Can You Tell?

Being able to distinguish between symptoms of the common cold and flu symptoms will help you determine the course of treatment much sooner, and you’ll be on your feet much...

Study Finds CPAP Effective for Sleep Apnea in Seniors

According to the National Sleep Foundation, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects 18 millions Americans. Until now, no research on the effectiveness of CPAP for sleep apnea in seniors had even...

Sleep Apnea: The Impact on a Child’s Health

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by brief, repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. Three are three types: central, mixed and obstructive, with obstructive sleep apnea being the most...

Gut Bacteria Discovery Gives Hope for Food Allergy Sufferers

According to the Mayo Clinic, 6 to 8 percent of children under age 3 and 3 percent of adults have some type of food allergy. Allergy-causing foods can trigger symptoms...

Five Symptoms That Might Mean Your Snoring is a Serious Problem

According to the Mayo Clinic, half of adults snore in their sleep. Some snore occasionally, while others snore every time they sleep. Snoring is what happens when air flows past...

Relief from Snoring

Snoring is a problem and source of embarrassment for millions of Americans. It is extremely common, with over 35 million people across the country suffering from the chronic form. Even...

Understanding Hearing Loss In Children

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 360 million people in the world have hearing loss. Of that number, 32 million are children under age 15. The good news is...

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Safe?

Sinusitis is one of the most common health issues faced across the United States, affecting well over 35 million people every year. It affects more people than asthma or heart...

How to Prepare for Ragweed Season in Atlanta

Spring and summer are generally thought of as the big allergy seasons. For many Atlanta residents, as autumn approaches, the dry weather can be a relief. It is important to...

Is Snoring Hurting Your Relationship?

Snoring is a surprisingly common issue which couples have to deal on a regular basis. Whether it’s elbowing your partner and saying, “Roll over; you are snoring in my ear,”...

Study Shows High Rate of Food Allergies in Inner-City Kids

Food allergies are becoming more and more common and problematic with each passing year. A recent study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has come to light which reveals that kids...

Sleep Apnea May Be Related to High Blood Pressure

Sleep apnea can be a disturbing disorder, which can even result in death. High blood pressure leads to multiple health problems, not the least of which is heart and circulatory...

New Guidelines Support Home Sleep Study Tests

When it comes to testing for and monitoring of obstructive sleep apnea, portable sleep monitors are an excellent means of avoiding difficult overnight stays in sleep labs. Testing in sleep...

End Sinusitis with Balloon Sinuplasty

Sinus trouble is painful and annoying to say the least. Pressure builds up in your face and your nose feels like it is filled with concrete! Most people suffer through...

When is it Time to Schedule Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

Sinus surgery has come a long way in the past decade!  What used to involve immense amounts of pain and nasal packing can now be performed as an outpatient and...

New Study Refutes Earlier Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cancer

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that causes a person’s airways to become obstructed, often requiring interruption of sleep in order to regain normal breathing. A person can have...

Flonase Approved for OTC Use by FDA

Flonase (fluticasone) is one of the most popular prescription allergy medications on the market today. A steroid nasal spray, Flonase prevents the release of inflammatory substances in the body that...

Survey Shows Sinusitis Can Lead to Significant Decline in Quality of Life

A new, anonymous survey was conducted jointly by the Entellus Medical firm and SinusSurgeryOptions.com that determined that sinusitis can have a significant negative impact on quality of life. Sinusitis refers...

Back to School and Food Allergies: Formulate a Plan to Keep Kids Safe

Making a list of back to school purchases is something most parents do. Parents of children with allergies should be making another list as well. Preparation both at home and...

Rain Doesn’t Wash Away Allergy and Asthma Risks

When allergy season is in full swing, many of us hope that a good rain will bring us relief by washing away allergens, like pollen and mold, out of the...

How Do Chronic Sinus Issues Affect Your Overall Health?

Anyone who has chronic sinusitis is quite familiar with the pressure behind the eyes, headaches, constant dripping nose and coughing that go hand in hand with the condition. While there...

Understanding Asthma Attacks

For those with asthma, an asthma attack can be overwhelming and frightening. The best way to control your asthma is by understanding the warning signs, avoiding triggers and following your...

Sickle Cell Anemia Increases Risk for Sleep Apnea in Children

A study published in the online journal Pediatrics shows that children who have sickle cell anemia are at a higher risk of developing sleep apnea than children without the disease....

Antibiotics and Sinus Infections

Viruses cause both the flu and the common cold, but a cold is often mistaken for a sinus infection, as both have similar symptoms, including: Sinus pressure Sinus drainage Sinus...

Protecting Your Kids From Hearing Loss

It is estimated that three out of every 1,000 children is born with permanent hearing loss, making it one of the most common birth defects in the United States. According...

The Benefits to Saline Nasal Rinses

It is that time of year again, with everyone sniffling and congested and looking for relief. Before you head to the pharmacy for an over the counter sinus medication, you...

Insomnia: Foods That Will Keep You Up at Night

Millions of people in the U.S. have trouble falling asleep or don’t get a good night’s sleep when they do manage to fall asleep. Many factors can affect insomnia, such...

Childhood Asthma: Five Things to Report to Your Doctor

If your child or teen has childhood asthma, there are five things that you should always report to your allergist or doctor to help stay on top of symptoms and...

How to Plan Summer Get Togethers with Allergies

Summer is here, and with it comes all of the outdoor activities families, friends and kids seem to live for in the summer: barbeques, pool parties, amusement parks and picnics....

Could You Be Allergic to Sunscreen?

We all know how dangerous exposure to the sun’s UV rays can be, and few of us have not experienced sunburn at some point in our lives. Because of the...

How to Tell if Your Child’s Snoring is Sleep Apnea

When you hear sleep apnea, you probably think it is a grown up problem, but sadly an increasing number of young children and teens are diagnosed with sleep apnea each...

Sick of Sinus Pressure?

Your sinuses are air-filled cavities in your face, that normally function quite well. When they do not, such as at the onset of a cold or due to allergies, they...

What to Do After Your Child Is Diagnosed with a Food Allergy

Learning that your child has a food allergy, especially a life-threatening one, can be a scary and stressful time for parents. The primary goal should be to establish a “normalized”...

Specialty and Custom Earpieces Can Make You More Comfortable

Earpieces aren’t something that people usually spend a lot of time thinking about, and yet the fact remains that earpieces can make a world of difference in your life. You...

Common Asthma Attack Triggers

While every person with asthma will react differently to environmental triggers, there are some things that commonly cause asthma flair ups in the home and work environments. According to the...

Dining Out With Food Allergies

If you or a family member suffer from food allergies, then you already know how difficult it can be to enjoy eating dinner out. But with a few tips and...

Chronic Cough: Asthma, Postnasal Drip or GERD?

With an early onset of a severe allergy season, we are seeing more complaints of chronic cough. You may not think allergies when you have a persistent cough, but it...

Tips for Planning a Vacation with Allergies

The warm weather is officially here, and many are planning out their summer vacations. For those that suffer from food or seasonal allergies, the idea of planning to leave the house...

Home Remedies to Ease Sinus Pain

With allergy season here, and cold season not quite over, we are seeing a lot of people with sinus pain, pressure and infections in our office. While it is highly...

Allergy Testing

Allergies are the body’s way of reacting to something that was touched, ingested or inhaled. Allergic reactions can range from mild to life threatening, and we typically do not know...

Dizziness and Vertigo

Vertigo is not a condition reserved to a fear of heights, like Scottie Fergusen in the 1958 film, nor is its symptoms of extreme dizziness and nausea confined to a...

Adult Onset Asthma

It is estimated that over 15 million people in the United States have asthma, a disease that affects the lungs. When you think of asthma, you probably think of childhood...

Nightly Nasal Congestion

You have heard of seasonal allergies, but what about allergies that only flare up at night? Unfortunately, many people experience nightly nasal congestion that can cause them to sniffle, sneeze,...

Children and Sore Throats

As every parent knows, complaints of a sore throat are one of the most common in school age children. It is important to pay attention to these complaints, and seek...

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Anxiety

In today’s world, most people are under continual stress. Financial concerns, job pressure and family responsibilities leave many people feeling the effects of anxiety. When you couple anxiety with daytime...

Allergy Myths Debunked

If you are being plagued by sniffles, sneezes and itchy, watery eyes, chances are good that you have seasonal allergies. As allergy season takes its toll on the Atlanta area,...

Ear Blockage

Ear blockage is potentially very serious, and should only be dealt with by professionals. While most people think of ear blockage as coming from wax in the ears, the reality...

What is Liquid Smile?

There are many reasons that teeth yellow or become discolored over time, and for some people, the over the counter teeth whitening systems are not enough. Liquid Smile is a...

Deviated Septum and Nasal Blockage

If you have had a cold, you certainly know what it feels like to have nasal blockage. The nose can become blocked for a variety of reasons, including: Common cold...

Pediatric Snoring- Atlanta ENT

Nothing is more adorable than a child sleeping peacefully, however if your child snores, no matter how cute it may be, it could be the beginnings of something serious. While...

How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold, Flu and Allergies

Regardless of the cause, sinus pressure and pain can stop you in your tracks. How do you know the cause, and when do you see a doctor? While the common...

Sleep Apnea Linked to Elevated Blood Sugar Levels

A study published on April 3, 2014 in the European Respiratory Journal adds another health risk to the ever-growing list of evidence that links sleep apnea with diabetes. Researchers looked...

At-Home Sleep Studies Provide Data for Sleep Disorder Diagnosis from Your Own Bed

By now, we should all know the dangers of obstructive sleep apnea. Heart disease, heart attack, stroke, depression; the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, despite this knowledge, the majority...

It is Time to Get Your Nights Back with the Atlanta ENT Sleep Center

Atlanta ENT is proud to announce that our new, state of the art sleep center is now open and accepting patients. Patients with sleep problems and sleep disorders will now...

Is Your Teen’s Hearing at Risk?

A recent study showed that 8 out of 10 New Yorkers are exposed to enough noise to damage their hearing. While this may not seem surprising, given the level of...

What to Expect During an Allergy Consultation

If seasonal allergies, reoccurring cold symptoms or an undesirable reaction to an allergen have you concerned and seeking relief, an allergy consultation is the first step you should take. When...

Snoring is No Joke

Couples commonly pick on each other about snoring, but few realize how serious the problems are that can come along with loud snoring that occurs on a regular basis. Chronic,...

Children with Sinus Problems May Have Different Symptoms than Adults

Many people don’t realize it, but children can often be at even higher risk of sinus problems than adults due to their not-yet-fully-developed sinus cavities. Their sinuses may not drain...

Aesthetics 101: Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job,” is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgeries. It is also one of the most complex and challenging cosmetic surgeries, requiring a combination of...

Aesthetics 101: Juvederm®

As part of our aesthetics week, we are taking a detailed look at the various non-surgical treatments Dr. Walker offers at the Atlanta ENT Aesthetics Center. In this blog, we...

Aesthetics 101: BOTOX®

As part of our aesthetics week, we are taking a detailed look at the various non-surgical treatments Dr. Walker offers at the Atlanta ENT Aesthetics Center. In this blog, we...

Atlanta ENT is excited to introduce our newest physician, Dr. Thomas Walker!

Thomas Walker, M.D. is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology and fellowship-trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Walker is a...

It’s Time To Live With Less Stress

Would you like to experience less stress in your life?  Who wouldn’t?  With so many demands placed upon us, and with so little time to get it all done, it...

Hearing Loss Basics

Hearing loss affects people in different ways, but often we see an effect on personal relationships, self-confidence, job or school performance and overall emotional well-being. Let’s face it, being able...

Understanding Sinusitis

When the small air chambers of your facial bones, located behind your eyebrows, cheeks and jaw, become inflamed, sinusitis is likely the cause. Sinusitis is characterized by pain or pressure...

Common CPAP Problems

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, use of a CPAP machine may be a first line of treatment. Unfortunately, many CPAP users experience difficulties in adjusting to sleeping...

Preventing and Treating Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are caused by outdoor allergens, such as pollen, mold and grass. If you suffer from a spring full of sniffling and sneezing, there are a few tips that...

5 Steps To Overcome Jealousy

No one wants to feel jealous.  Jealousy hurts.  But why do so many of us find ourselves stuck in it? One reason may be that we are trying to get...

Steroid Nasal Sprays Now Available Without Prescription

The FDA recently approved Over-The-Counter (OTC) use of a previously prescription-only class of nasal spray medications called intranasal glucocorticoids, sometimes known as steroid nasal sprays.  These types of nasal spray...

Hearing Aid Evaluations

Your hearing is an important factor in your day-to-day quality of life. Hearing loss may be difficult to recognize in its early stages, but progressively worsens over time. If you...

Stroke Patients and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Research presented at the International Stroke Conference 2014 show that people who had strokes that affected their brain stems have a much higher likelihood of developing obstructive sleep apnea than...

When to See a Doctor for Your Sniffles

With the weather fluctuating between freezing nights and 70 degree days, its no wonder so many of us are dealing with what seems like a never-ending case of the sniffles...

Breathe Your Way To Inner Peace

We usually think of breathing as a source of physical life, and it certainly is that.  But breathing can also impact our emotional life in a positive way. Taking long,...

Causes and Symptoms of Childhood Asthma

In children, asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness. It is estimated that as much as 12 percent of children in the United States have asthma, and the numbers...

Rush Immunotherapy for Allergies- Atlanta ENT

Rush immunotherapy is a treatment option for a wide variety of allergies that involves the administration of allergen injections over an accelerated period of time. Traditionally, immunotherapy required injections weekly...

A Healthy Diet for Sleep Apnea

We are often asked by patients if there is anything they can do in regards to their diet to help reduce or eliminate the symptoms and long-term health risks of...

Fed Up With Sinus Medicine? Consider Balloon Sinuplasty

It is safe to say that the majority of patients we see are fed up with over the counter sinus medications. For many, they simply are not effective, and for...

Feeling Good Is A Choice

We usually think that we need certain things to happen for us to feel content, relaxed, happy and secure.  When things turn out the way want them to, we feel...

Allergy Tablet Approved for Ragweed

Recently, a subcommittee of the FDA approved two different grass allergy tablets which are mentioned on our blog along with a generalized discussion of SubLingual ImmunoTherapy (SLIT.)  Last month, the...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Pneumonia

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that sleep apnea sufferers are at a higher risk of developing pneumonia than those without the sleep disorder. The...

Can Balloon Sinuplasty End Your Sinus Pain?

If you are one of the millions of people that suffer from chronic sinusitis, you have likely tried dozens of medications to bring you relief. You are not alone, and...

Still Looking for the Perfect Valentine’s Gift? Consider Botox.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but if you have yet to brave the aisles of red and pink plush bears, heart shaped boxes of chocolates and singing greeting cards,...

Hearing Loss Leads to Brain Shrinkage and Memory Loss in Senior Adults

We have known for some time that part of the aging process involves the brain shrinking. What we are learning now is that those with hearing loss experience a faster...

Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease Risk

A recent study published in PLoS Medicine looked at the medical records of sleep apnea patients finds that factors of obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, are significantly associated with an...

Are Sinus Infections and Asthma Related?

If you have asthma, there is a good chance that you also suffer from some type of sinus problems, as well. It makes sense, as the nasal passages carry air...

Think Better Thoughts

There are lots of things we need to think about on a daily basis, things like, what we have to accomplish today, what time we need to get the kids...

Spinal Cord Injury Patients are Likely to Suffer from Sleep Apnea

A small study of people with spinal cord injuries shows that sleep apnea is a common side effect of these types of injuries. The study was published in the Journal...

Cosmetic Procedures for Men Gaining Popularity

When you think of plastic surgery, permanent cosmetics or even Botox, you probably picture a woman. As we’ve seen in the upswing of sales for beauty products for men, it’s...

Fitbit Force Fitness Tracker: Is Your New Year’s Resolution Causing an Allergy?

For those with New Year’s resolutions that include getting in shape, the fitness tracker Fitbit Force was a popular holiday gift. The device tracks the user’s daily activity, including calories...

Sinus Headache or Migraine Headache? You might be surprised.

You have probably been told by someone, be it a doctor or good ol’ Mom, that a headache accompanied by facial pain is a sinus headache. Research has shown that...

Sleep Apnea Might Play a Role in ADHD in Kids

The number of children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has been steadily increasing, with some sources reporting as much as 20 percent of teen boys being...

Don’t Let Your Children’s Hearing be at Risk from Holiday Tech Gifts

Did your child get a new electronic device for the holidays this year? If so, chances are they have a pair of headphones or ear buds seemingly permanently attached to...

Psst… it’s a Secret. Or is it? The Debate Over Going Public About Plastic Surgery

New York Times has a heated debate going on that has both celebrities and every day people like us weighing in on their opinions about plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments...

How to Reduce Indoor Allergies

It has been extremely cold around the Atlanta area recently, forcing many of us to stay indoors more than we would like. For many, staying indoors isn’t helping to keep...

New Device Reduces Sleep Apnea Episodes by as Much as 70 Percent

New Device Reduces Sleep Apnea Episodes by as Much as 70 Percent According to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a new implantable device now undergoing clinical...

What is Acute Sinusitis?

  Acute sinusitis is a condition that causes the cavities around your sinuses to swell. When this swelling happens, it causes mucus and drainage to build up, which causes pain...

NFL Noise Records: Game Day Tips to Protect Your Hearing

  There has been an ongoing competition this year for NFL fans to break noise records and earn the title of being the loudest fans. Unfortunately, the decibels of sound...

The Gift of Giving… Plastic Surgery?

Every year, New Year’s resolutions get made to improve appearances by dieting or hitting the gym, but recent data suggests that the holiday season also brings an upswing in the...

Pregnant? Eating Peanuts Might Help Prevent Food Allergies for your Baby

  With food allergies seemingly on the rise, and the most publicized life-threatening reactions linked to nut allergies, most moms would do anything possible to prevent food allergies in children....

Research Finds a Link Between Sleep Apnea and Your Golf Score

You read that right. The next time you have a bad round of golf, blame your sleep apnea. Researchers at the SleepWell Centers of New Jersey looked at twelve middle-aged...

Your Body Could be to Blame for Chronic Sinus Infection

Chronic sinusitis is the most common chronic condition in the United States. It is not only painful, but also hard to treat in some patients. Until recently, the cause of...

Children’s Food Allergies on the Rise

President Obama recently signed legislation that made it possible for states to give schools the power to keep the emergency medication epinephrine, commonly known as an EpiPen, in schools to...

Are Allergy drops and tablets finally here now?

Allergen immunotherapy, frequently known as allergy shots, have a substantial amount of research showing that they are effective in treating allergies and allergic asthma and can be curative. However, they...

Sinus Headache or Migraine?

New research shows that seasonal weather changes can be a trigger for migraine headaches. Barometric pressure is one of the most commonly found causes for migraine headaches that flair up...

Tips for Avoiding the Flu This Winter

While the Atlanta area is seeing an abundance of colds, strep throat and bronchitis so far this December, the onset of flu season won’t start to peak until the holidays....

What are Nasal Polyps?

There are all sorts of things that can cause sinus infections, and if your sinusitis is reoccurring, you might be surprised if you are told you have nasal polyps. Nasal...

Medical Marijuana and Sleep Apnea

Researchers from the University of Chicago found that the main ingredient in marijuana, THC, might be a good treatment option for sleep apnea patients. Sleep apnea is an often-undiagnosed sleep...

More Proof That There is No Such Thing as a Hypoallergenic Dog Breed

Some breeders and breed enthusiasts insist that dogs without hair, with short fur, with hair instead of fur or of a specific breed are hypoallergenic dogs. Unfortunately, research funded by...

Doctor Finds Dental Implant in Woman’s Sinus

You really do have to see it to believe it: an X-ray released in the New England Journal of Medicine shows what one woman’s doctor was surprised to find—a screw...

Four Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Help Lessen Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  When patients are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, they are often surprised to find out that medication will not fix the problem. While various treatment options exist, one of...

Sleep Apnea and Women: A Dangerous Combination

  A new study led by the University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing shows that sleep apnea lowers the body’s autonomic responses, but even more so in women....

Potential Cure Found for Hearing Loss Caused by Loud Noise

  Researchers at the Harvard Medical School, led by Dr. Albert Edge, have found a potential cure for permanent deafness or hearing loss caused by loud noise exposure.  It was...

Do You Really Need Antibiotics for that Sinus Infection?

  It is officially cold and flu season, and with that, primary care physicians, urgent care and pharmacy minute clinics are packed with patients seeking relief from congestion, sore throat,...

Children and Sleep Apnea

  Recent data from the American Sleep Apnea Association shows that as many as four percent of American kids have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, a condition that is characterized...

CDC Reports that Over 40 Percent of Child Flu Victims Had No Prior Health Issues

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that shows that 830 children died from the flu between 2004 and 2012. Of these deaths, over 40 percent were...

Afraid of Sinus Surgery?

  Traditional sinus surgery is very effective, but it is also the number one cited fear of those that suffer from ongoing sinusitis. The fear makes sense, when you consider...

Could Dangerous Allergies be Stopped in Their Tracks?

New research by the faculty at the University of Notre Dame may give hope that life threatening allergic reactions could be prevented with the first ever inhibitor, a treatment that...

How to Avoid Holiday Allergens

You might think as fall allergy season wraps up and winter approaches, allergy sufferers are off the hook for a little while. Unfortunately, the holidays bring about an increase in...

Sinuses and Sinusitis

As cold and flu season sets in, we see an increase in the amount of patients with sinusitis. If you have a cold that won’t go away, pain, fever or...

Learn How to Use an Epi-Pen

Parents who have kids with life-threatening food allergies are thrilled with the passage of House Bill 337, which allows schools to stock up on emergency epinephrine, more commonly known as...

Can You Identify a Sinus Infection by Mucus Color?

nbsp; We hear a lot of wives tales, myths and home remedies from our patients. Some have been passed down from generation to generation so often they really are just...

What to Avoid When Gardening with Fall Allergies

Typically, we think of Autumn as the end of allergy season. Unfortunately, the cooler weather isn’t going to bring much relief this year, with both pollen and mold counts at...

Wake Up, Spread the Word About Sleep Apnea Awareness and win $50 in Starbucks Gift Cards!

October 1-7, 2013 is Sleep Apnea Awareness Week. At Atlanta ENT, the health of you and your loved ones is very important to us. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea...

CPAP Makes Sleep Apnea Patients Look Younger!

Seriously. Results of a recent study were published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine showing that the proper use of CPAP treatment for sleep apnea makes patients look younger and...

New Guidelines on Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The American College of Physicians has published new guidelines in the Annals of Internal Medicine for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical condition...

Sleep Apnea Awareness Week- October 1-7, 2013

The American Sleep Association has sponsored Sleep Apnea Awareness Week, from October 1- October 7, with the goal of raising awareness of the symptoms and life-threatening complications of sleep apnea....

Asthma Sufferers Find Relief by Sitting in Salt Caves

Asthma suffers in the UK appear to have found relief by spending quality time relaxing in a salt cave facility. In fact, salt cave therapy has become so popular in...

Allergies Worsen During and After Rain

  Anyone who has lived in Atlanta for any length of time knows that a good rainstorm will create rivers of yellow as it washes away the pollen that has...

Adult Onset Seasonal Allergies

Fall is here. The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting cooler and you are reaching for your tissue box. Are the fall allergies new? If so, you aren’t...

Fall Allergy Capitals: What Cities are the Worst for Fall Allergies?

Fall Allergy Capitals: What Cities are the Worst for Fall Allergies? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has released its yearly rankings for the Fall Allergy Capitals. The data...

Link Found Between Severity of Sleep Apnea and Aggressiveness of Skin Cancer

Researchers in Spain have discovered a link between sleep apnea and skin cancer. More specifically, the severity of sleep apnea might be able to predict how aggressive skin cancer may...

New Flu Vaccine Options Available this Fall Protect Against More Strains of Flu

If you are one of the many who gets a yearly flu vaccination, you might have more choices to make than simply choosing between the nasal vaccine or the flu...

Can Raw Local Honey Really Combat Seasonal Pollen Allergies?

We all grew up with wives tales of how to cure sore throats with peroxide and itchy skin with oatmeal, but what about home remedies for allergy relief? With the...

Sleep Apnea Sufferers Should Sleep in Dark Rooms to Prevent Depression

Researchers at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have found an interesting link that may help people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and depression. While many people prefer to...

Now’s the Time to Prepare for the Flu Season

The holidays are right around the corner…and so is flu season. Autumn is the perfect time to start incorporating some healthy habits that can strengthen your immunity and nip the...

Studies Show Doctors Commonly Overprescribe Antibiotics

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, doctors are treating common infections by overprescribing antibiotics–and possibly the wrong kind. Researchers from the CDC and the University of Utah recently...

Ragweed Season is Peaking in Atlanta, Pollen Count High

If you’ve been reaching for the tissues more than normal, it’s likely because ragweed season is nearing its peak in the metro Atlanta area. If your eyes have been itching...

Link Found Between Sleep Apnea & Erectile Dysfunction

There are many negative health effects that having untreated obstructive sleep apnea can contribute to, including heart disease, stroke and heart attacks. Recent studies have looked at the effect sleep...

Removing Tonsils May Help Childhood Sleep Apnea Outcomes

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine included 464 children diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The children, ages 5 to 9, were either assigned to have...

How to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Before your know it, the winter season will be upon us. Many people will hit the ski slopes and ice skating rinks, go snowboarding or participate in holiday festivities. A...

Tips For Finding Relief During Allergy Season

  According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 40 million people in the U.S. have indoor or outdoor allergies. Warmer climates have caused ragweed to come out earlier...

Survey Reveals Severe Sleep Deprivation Among Veterans

A recent online survey showed that many veterans suffer from severe sleep deprivation. Nearly 3,000 veterans from each branch of the military were questioned. According to the survey, respondents got...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the U.S. on the Rise- Atlanta ENT

According to an article from the Norwich Bulletin, incidences of obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is on the rise in the U.S.  Increasing obesity rates and an aging population are...

Fall Allergy Season 2013 Will Hit Midwest and Southeast the Hardest- Atlanta ENT

  Higher than usual amounts of rainfall this summer in the Midwestern and Southeastern U.S. have caused a rapid growth of ragweed in these parts of the country. This year’s...

Gestational Diabetes Increases Chances of Sleep Apnea- Atlanta ENT

According to a recent study published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes are seven times more likely to have...

Link Found Between Secondhand Smoke and Chronic Sinus Disease- Atlanta ENT

Exposure to secondhand smoke has been previously linked to several medical conditions such as asthma, heart disease and some cancers. Researchers at Canada’s Brock University have recently discovered a link...

Avoiding Peanut Allergens? There could be an App for that!

  These days there seems to be an app for everything, from entertainment to organization. For those with life threatening peanut allergies, an app, and some pricey technology, could potentially...

Sleep Apnea and Heart Strain

According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, when trying to determine the underlying causes of heart disease and high blood pressure, doctors should give a person’s sleep behavior...

New Study Shows 5% of U.S. Population Allergic to Insect Stings- Atlanta ENT

A new report in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology shows that as many as five percent of those living in the United States are allergic to stinging insects...

Asthma Attacks Linked to Thunderstorms

Many people with asthma have reported to their doctors that symptoms seem to worsen with changes in weather patterns, especially when storm fronts move into the area. There has not...

Balloon Sinuplasty Ends Sinus Woes- Atlanta ENT

Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the United States today. Every year, over 37 million people in the U.S. are treated for the headaches, congestion...

Asthma and Aspirin Sensitivity- Atlanta ENT

A new study published in the British medical journal BMJ shows that there may be a concerning link between asthma and what could be a life-threatening sensitivity to aspirin. Dr....

Let Your Child Speak Up When Managing Asthma- Atlanta ENT

When you visit your specialist that manages your child’s asthma, you probably have many questions and concerns to address. Some parents may get frustrated by providers that direct questions at...

Eczema and Food Allergies Linked- Atlanta ENT

The skin disease known as eczema may be linked to food related allergies in infants, a recent study conducted by researchers at King’s College London and the University of Dundee...

Rain and Low Pollen Counts, So Why the Sneezing? Atlanta ENT

As most people with pollen allergies in the Atlanta area can tell you, the one upside to all of this rain we have been having is that the pollen counts...

Surviving with Cats and Allergies- Atlanta ENT

You brought home an adorable kitten, just to find out one of your family is allergic to cats. After confirming the allergy with an allergist, what next? Before you rush...

Allergic to Cats? Atlanta ENT

Unfortunately, many children will not exhibit signs of being allergic to cats or dogs until they are toddlers. When allergies do show up, or a new pet comes into the...

Reducing Allergy and Asthma Risk in Kids- Atlanta ENT

According to a recent study, children at high risk of asthma or allergies can benefit from living in a home that has been treated to remove common allergens. The researchers...

Peanut Allergies and Odor- Atlanta ENT

A common question that parents with children that have peanut allergies ask us is if an allergic reaction will occur if their child sits next to someone snacking on a...

Sudden Onset Allergies- Atlanta ENT

Regardless of your age, allergies can develop at any stage of life, and often do so quite suddenly. Sometimes it may be the result of exposure to a new allergen,...

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Lipid Levels at Birth Could Determine Childhood Allergies

A recent study published in the journal PLOS One shows that that kids with high levels of poly-unsaturated fatty acids in umbilical cord blood at birth are more likely to...

Contact Dermatitis on the Rise Due to Common Cosmetic Chemical- Atlanta ENT

A chemical preservative is garnering lots of attention as the possible culprit behind an explosive growth of painful skin allergies, commonly referred to as contact dermatitis. The preservative is found...

Can Allergies Prevent Tumors? Atlanta ENT

Very few people, if any, would think of their allergies as a blessing. Sniffling, sneezing and difficulty breathing are hardly symptoms to rejoice over, but a new research study shows...

New Study Shows Long-term Hearing Loss from Blasts May Be Treatable- Atlanta ENT

A recent study done by researchers at Standford University School of Medicine may give hope to veterans that have experienced hearing loss from roadside bombs or other explosions. The study...

Oral Immunotherapy Treatment May Not Last- Atlanta ENT

With one out of every 13 children having a food allergy, and no one enjoying allergy shots, its no wonder that the media, and parents, got very excited over the...

Allergies and Asthma: How to Combat Dust Mites- Atlanta ENT

For asthma and allergy sufferers, nothing is more frustrating that house dust mites. These microscopic eight-legged creature lives on organic matter, such as dead skin cells and thrives in the...

Young Children and Asthma- Choosing a Day Care

Finding childcare that you are comfortable with is hard enough when you have young children, but if your child has been diagnosed with asthma, finding the perfect childcare provider can...

Outdoor Asthma Triggers- Atlanta ENT

An asthma trigger is anything that causes irritation in the airways and causes asthma symptoms to flair up. One of the keys to preventing asthma attacks is to understand your...

Understanding Asthma Triggers Inside the Home- Atlanta ENT

An asthma trigger is anything that causes irritation to the airways and causes the symptoms of your asthma to flair up. Not everyone with asthma has the same triggers, so...

Controlling Asthma- Atlanta ENT

For many people, asthma is a condition that is controllable with a combination of preventative measures, education and medication. When asthma is properly managed, those with asthma can live full...

Types of Asthma Medications- Atlanta ENT

Asthma attacks are the period of time when symptoms flare up, and can vary in severity. Often, triggers such as exercise, tobacco smoke, mold, air pollution, pollen, colds or the...

What Happens After Asthma is Diagnosed? Atlanta ENT

You or your child being diagnosed with asthma may have come as a surprise, or may have simply confirmed your suspicions. While no one welcomes a diagnosis of asthma, education...

How is Asthma Diagnosed?

Asthma is characterized by shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, wheezing and a persistent cough. Unfortunately, other serious medical conditions share the same symptoms, making it important that you...

Do You Have Asthma? Atlanta ENT

The number of children and adults being diagnosed with asthma is on the rise. While experts don’t know exactly why so many new cases are being diagnosed over previous years,...

Oral Appliances May Solve Your Snoring Problem- Atlanta ENT

Here at Atlanta ENT, we offer a wide variety of options for curing your snoring or sleep apnea and all of them can give you restful, healthy sleep every night...

Tired During the Day? You May Have EDS

Did you know that there was a name for the condition of being tired during the day? There is, and it’s called Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. It may sound silly, but...

Fix Your Snoring or Sleep Apnea without Costly Surgery or an Cumbersome Machine

Snoring and sleep apnea can be serious medical concerns, and yet many people avoid seeking treatment. They may not realize how bad their snoring is because they can’t hear it,...

Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy- Atlanta ENT

Most women, and even their doctors, dismiss symptoms of excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue with the rise in progesterone during pregnancy. However, what they seem to overlook is that progesterone...

Sleep Apnea Patients and After Surgery Care- Atlanta ENT

Sleep apnea is a problem for many, but even more do not realize they have apnea and are undiagnosed. When you consider that sleep apnea can be an increased risk...

Asthma Sufferers More Likely to Develop Sleep Apnea- Atlanta ENT

According to the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference, people with asthma are 70 percent more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea than asthma free patients. Obstructive sleep apnea often goes...

Sleep Apnea Sufferers at Higher Risk for Glaucoma- Atlanta ENT

We already know the many negative effects that sleep apnea has on our bodies. Recent studies have shown a significant link between apnea and heart disease and stroke. According to...

Abdominal Fat and Sleep Apnea in Men- Atlanta ENT

We’ve known for some time that obesity is one of the most recognizable risk factors for sleep apnea. A recent study has pinpointed the type of fat that indicates the...

Ending Sinus Problems with Balloon Sinuplasty- Atlanta ENT

Do you live in Atlanta and have chronic sinus problems? Here at Atlanta ENT, we offer a procedure called balloon sinuplasty which can provide the benefits of corrective surgery with...

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Provides Proven Relief from Rhinosinusitis- Atlanta ENT

Chronic rhinosinusitis can be a pain to deal with, but is it really worth fixing? After all, who wants to spend money on a procedure that may or may not...

What Are Sinuses?

Many people hear the words “sinus pain” on television, in ads for pain medication, but surprisingly few really understand what the sinuses are, and what role they play in the...

What Are Allergies, and How Do They Work?

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies of one sort or another, but those whose allergies aren’t yet life-threatening usually don’t take the time and energy to learn about the reaction...

The Hazards of Self-Diagnosis- Atlanta ENT

How often have we all had a medical problem and thought to ourselves, “I’m sure it’s just ____, and I’ll be fine”? Particularly when it comes to sinus problems, it...

Different Allergies, Different Symptoms: Learn the Signs

Not all allergies are created equal, and what we think of as ‘typical’ allergy signs don’t necessarily apply to every allergic reaction. You may be allergic to something and not...

Sinus Infections and Toxic Shock Syndrome- Atlanta ENT

According to a recent study conducted by the University of Colorado, children diagnosed with sinus infections may be at risk for developing toxic shock syndrome.  Most people are only familiar...

Sleep Apnea and Sudden Cardiac Death- Atlanta ENT

A recent study by the Mayo Clinic shows that people with sleep apnea have a slightly higher risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, is an often...

Say Goodbye to Allergies Faster Than Ever Before- Atlanta ENT

Do your allergies get you down? Living in Atlanta can be hard, with its incredibly high pollen count in the summer, and it makes some people absolutely miserable. Did you...

Rhinoplasty Can Help You Be the Person You Were Meant to Be- Atlanta ENT

While rhinoplasty, also known as a ‘nose job’, can correct many medical problems such as breathing difficulty, repairing injuries and more, it can also give you the confidence that you...

Summer Allergies Can Affect Asthma- Atlanta ENT

Those who suffer from asthma in Atlanta have an especially hard time in the summer when it’s time for pollen season. When the trees shed all of their pollen in...

Online Snore Test Can Help Diagnose Your Sleep Problems

When is your snoring endearing, and when is it infuriating? And when is it indicative of more serious health problems? These are questions that most people who snore struggle with,...

Insights to Asthma and Sulfites- Atlanta ENT

Asthma sufferers deal with several allergen triggers on a daily basis. Although Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, we have yet to...

Allergic to Cats? Oregon Teen Develops Test to Find Hypoallergenic Cats- Atlanta ENT

Nearly 20 percent of people in the United States have moderate to severe allergic reactions to cats. Cats put off as many as five different allergens that trigger allergic reactions,...

Sleep Apnea and Chronic Pain- Atanta ENT

Patients with chronic pain often complain of sleep problems, ranging from insomnia to broken sleep patterns. Sleep disturbances have been shown to make chronic pain worse, as well as add...

Omega-3 Supplement May Help Those With Asthma- Atlanta ENT

A recent study in the journal Respiratory Medicine, found that adding a routine supplement of omega-3 may have far reaching impact on the improvement of lung function in asthma sufferers....

CPAP Sleep Apnea Treatment Improves Blood Pressure- Atlanta ENT

A recent study from the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital in the United Kingdom has shown that a common sleep apnea treatment, CPAP, has a beneficial effect for those that suffer from...

Climate Change May Be Behind Increase in Pollen, Allergies and Asthma- Atlanta ENT

Climate change causes an increase in carbon dioxide, a heat trapping greenhouse gas emitted by coal, oil and other fossil fuels. When there is an increase in CO2 in the...

Allergies Impact Beauty Routines- Atlanta ENT

If you step outside your front door, there is no doubt we are in the throws of a rough allergy season, turning what should be blissful warm days into misery...

Is Cow’s Milk Really to Blame? Atlanta ENT

A recent study in the Archives of Disease in Childhood shed some light on the growing trend to diagnose infants with a milk allergy, suggesting that parents and doctors may...

Got Food Allergies? There’s An App For That

We live in a fast paced, take- out/drive- through, oversized portions, culture. But what if you or your children suffer from food allergies? How do you know where or what...

Sinus Infections… brace for impact!

Feeling like your face was used as a punching bag with congestion, fatigue, headache, facial pain around your nose, eyes or upper teeth? Perhaps you think it is a sinus...

Study Shows that Removing Tonsils Can Help Kids with Sleep Apnea- Atlanta ENT

One of the major causes of sleep apnea in children is swollen tonsils and adenoids, which block the airways and restrict breathing. Past studies have shown a possible link between...

Study Shows CPAP Could Improve Blood Sugar Levels- Atlanta ENT

A recent study presented at a meeting of the American Thoracic Society shows that treating sleep apnea with a CPAP machine may have more benefits than just minimizing daytime sleepiness....

Tick Bites Can Cause Meat Allergies- Atlanta ENT

The Lone Star tick, an average looking tick with a white spot on its back that is found throughout the southeast, is the likely culprit behind a rare, but growing...

Chalk Dust Can Trigger Milk Allergies- Atanta ENT

Most classrooms today that use chalkboards use a low-powder chalk because it makes less of a mess. The problem with low-powder chalk is that it typically contains casein, a milk...

CDC Reports Big Increase in Rate of Food Allergies- Atlanta ENT

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta just released its May 2013 allergy report that shows an alarming new trend. Between 1997 and 1999, 3.4 percent of children...

Food Allergy Awareness Week- Atlanta ENT

May 12th through 18th is Food Allergy Awareness Week. One of the major focuses of this week’s awareness campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education is the topic of food...

The Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Sleep Apnea- Atlanta ENT

At a recent meeting of scientific experts, New York University researchers presented findings that show an association between the severity of sleep apnea and the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease. In...

Sleep Apnea’s Negative Effect on Quality of Life

We already know that sleep apnea is linked to a host of other health problems, including heart disease and stroke. But a new survey suggests that sleep apnea has a...

Lack of Sleep Can Double Your Cancer Risk- Atlanta ENT

Everyone knows that it’s important to get a good night’s sleep, but the list of reasons to do it keep stacking up as scientists explore the relationship between sleep and...

Sinusitis Can Be Life Threatening If Untreated- Atlanta ENT

Sinusitis, an inflammation of the sinuses, is a very common condition, affecting more than 24 million Americans every year, and because it’s so common, people rarely seek treatment for it....

Restless Leg Syndrome Can Be Caused By Your Medication- Atlanta ENT

Restless Leg Syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is characterized by an intense need to move one’s legs when relaxed or trying to go to sleep. Many people remain undiagnosed...

Sucking on Your Baby’s Pacifier Could Prevent Allergies- Atlanta ENT

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that children whose parents used their own saliva to clean off pacifiers were less likely to develop asthma, eczema and allergies...

Asthma May Be a New Risk Factor for Sleep Apnea- Atlanta ENT

A study conducting by the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study, using data from the National Institute of Health shows that people with asthma are as much as 1.7 times more likely...

How Do You Know If You have Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs, and the most common long-term disease that children are diagnosed with in the United States. The disease affects both children and...

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America declares May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The timing is appropriate, as May is the peak season for both...

Study Shows Diet and Exercise Can Help Sleep Apnea- Atlanta ENT

We all know the benefits of a healthy diet and getting the proper amount of sleep at night, but a new research study in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal sheds...

The Unexpected Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss- Atlanta ENT

In most cases of hearing loss, the delicate hair cells of the inner ear are broken or cease to function properly. When this occurs, the brain cannot receive all of...

Before You Buy, Is that Puppy Really Hypoallergenic? Atlanta ENT

Dog lovers that have pet related allergies are often stuck between their desire to have a family pet and their desire to keep allergy symptoms under control. It is easy...

Does Race Play a Role in Sleep Apnea Symptoms? Atlanta ENT

Sleep apnea risk factors vary, and include smoking, high blood pressure and obesity, but a new study conducted by the researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine reveal some...

Recent Studies Shows Eating Fish May Help Children Avoid Allergies – Atlanta ENT

Recent studies have shown evidence that introducing fish into the diets of young children could help protect children against future allergies. In fact, some scientists have gone as far as...

Allergies and Sleep Complaints- Atlanta ENT

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, or AAFA, and Teva Respiratory recently conducted a survey of adults over the age of 18 that were diagnosed with nasal allergies. The...

Second Hand Smoke and Chronic Sinus Disease- Atlanta ENT

We all know that second hand smoke is bad for your health, but a new research study by Brock University in Canada shows that chronic sinus disease is significantly more...

Sinus Headache or Migraine Headache- Atlanta ENT

With allergy season in full swing, you may be quick to assume any headache you have is a sinus headache.  In reality, when people experience headaches during allergy season, they...

Today is Sleep Apnea Awareness Day- Atlanta ENT

The American Sleep Apnea Association lists April 18th, 2013 as Sleep Apnea Awareness Day. If you or a loved one are among the millions of those undiagnosed with Obstructive Sleep...

Could a Bitter Taste be an Effective Treatment for Asthma?- Atlanta ENT

key. Asthma is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that causes the airways to tighten up. Current medications, such as inhalers, have less than desirable side effects that often include a...

Can What You Eat Help Reduce Seasonal Allergy Symptoms? Atlanta ENT

This time of year, everyone is looking for relief from the itchy, watery eyes and sinus inflammation that goes hand in hand with seasonal allergies. While the most effective treatments...

Spring Cleaning Allergy and Asthma Tips- Atlanta ENT

Now that the weather is warming up, many people take to cleaning and clearing away the dust and clutter accumulated over the winter months. While no one will argue that...

How to Combat Pet Allergens in the Home- Atlanta ENT

Millions of people own pets, and many of these pet owners suffer from pet allergies. How do they do it? While none of these suggestions will completely eliminate pet dander...

Spring is at Work, But Are Your Employees? Atlanta ENT

Ask any human resources manager, and employee absences rise in the spring, trumped only by flu outbreaks as the reason employees call out sick. If your tired of sniffles and...

Immunotherapy for Allergies- Atlanta ENT

For children and adults that suffer from allergies, ranging from seasonal allergies to food allergies, rush immunotherapy is an excellent and well proven option for reducing the effect of allergens....

Understanding Allergy Tests- Atlanta ENT

Allergy tests are done by an allergist, and used to determine the specific allergens that are causing and adverse reaction. Most commonly, a skin test is done in office, but...

Understanding the Pollen Count- Atlanta ENT

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, the pollen count is a number you might want to pay attention to, especially when planning outdoor activities. Pollen.com provides nationwide coverage of pollen...

Genetics and Childhood Illnesses Linked as Causes for Asthma- Atlanta ENT

Research has shown that children that catch certain respiratory illnesses that include wheezing as a symptom are significantly more likely to develop asthma than children who do not contract the...

Sleep Apnea Treatments Reduce Long-Term Effects, Including Inflammation- Atlanta ENT

Sleep apnea is a widespread disorder that causes disruptions in the breathing patterns during sleep. Often, chronic snorers have sleep apnea, but write it off as nothing more than an...

Autism and Sleep Apnea- Atlanta ENT

April is Autism Awareness month, so we would like to take this opportunity to discuss the link between autism and sleep apnea. Studies have shown that 66% of children with...

Could Sleep Apnea be the Root of Your Child’s Behavioral Problems? Atlanta ENT

We all know that a good night’s sleep is imperative for retaining the information learned in the classroom, but several studies conducted over the last few years are showing a...

Warning Signs for Sleep Apnea- Atlanta ENT

The term sleep apnea comes from greek word apnea, and means simply “without breath.” People with sleep apnea can have interruptions in their breathing during sleep that last as long...

FDA Warns Against Some Temporary Tattoos and Hair Dye Due to Serious Allergic Reactions- Atlanta ENT

In late March, the Food and Drug Administration released a warning for a popular, longer-lasting temporary tattoo. The tattoos are often administered in tourist areas by artists, and are commonly...

Study Links Asthma in Children to Air Pollution Caused by Traffic- Atlanta ENT

Researchers have confirmed what parents in large cities have likely suspected for years: pollution caused by traffic can cause childhood asthma. The research study was conducted in Europe and looked...

Georgia Not the Worst Place to Live for Allergy Sufferers- Atlanta ENT

Despite what is expected to be one of the worst allergy seasons in memory, Georgia residents can certainly appreciate the fact that no Georgia cities made the Allergy and Asthma...

The Little Known Link Between Asthma and Allergies- Atlanta ENT

Do you have asthma? If so, chances are that you have at least one allergy, as well. A study published in the April issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and...

Waxing Poetic on Ear Infections- Atlanta ENT

The warm spring and summer months are quickly rejuvenating its yearly exhibitions. Children and adults alike are intoxicatingly gazing at the lakes, water parks and backyard pools to unleash the...

Hints for Stronger and Whiter Teeth- Atlanta ENT

Let’s face it, as we get older the signs of age is usually revealed in our teeth, not the most gracefully either. Brushing and flossing daily are well known good...

New Vaccine May Offer Double the Relief to Cat Allergy Sufferers- Atlanta ENT

For those with cat allergies, hope may just be around the corner for a vaccine that could relieve symptoms for up to two years. The final-stage trial results should be...

New Study Shows Exercise May Help Decrease Allergy Symptoms- Atlanta ENT

A recent study from Thailand discovered a link between exercise and the severity of allergy symptoms. According to the researchers, allergies sufferers participating in the study ran for thirty minutes,...

It May Look Like a Tomato, But Is It Really a Tomato? Atlanta ENT

In the century of mass production, our food supply and consumption has evolved faster than our bodies can adapt. Even the foods we believe to be natural and healthy, (produce...

Ford Announces New Car Developments to Help Allergy Sufferers- Atlanta ENT

The new 2013 Ford Fusion was designed with allergy sufferers in mind. According to Ford engineers, over 100 materials and components were tested in the design process. The results avoid,...

Allergy Drops as Alternative to Shots- Atlanta ENT

Millions of allergy sufferers go through immunotherapy, or allergy shots, to help them overcome the symptoms of seasonal allergies. It’s fair to say that no one enjoys the regular needle...

Allergic to Exercise? Old Excuse for Trying to Miss Gym Class a Reality- Atlanta ENT

While students and adults alike have joked about being allergic to gym class or working out at the gym, an allergic reaction to exercise is a rare, but serious health...

Allergy Rates are Rising for Foreign Born Children- Atlanta ENT

A recent research study conducted by Jonathan I Silverberg, MS, of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York has shown that foreign-born children develop more allergies the longer they live...

How Bad Will Allergy Season be in 2013- Atlanta ENT

The words that every allergy sufferer dreads hearing are true this year: 2013 will be one of the toughest for those with seasonal allergies. Some sources are claiming it will...

New Study May Change Opinion on When to Introduce Peanuts to Children- Atlanta ENT

Every new parent fears the worst when it comes to food allergies, especially the ones that gain so much media attention for the severe allergic reactions, such as eggs, shellfish...

FDA Reviewing Tablet to Eliminate Grass Pollen Allergy- Atlanta ENT

The drug maker Merck & Co. announced that the FDA is reviewing its application to market and sell a new type of immunotherapy treatment that will help sufferers of grass...

Planning a Flight With Peanut Allergies- Atlanta ENT

For those with life-threatening peanut allergies, the idea of boarding a plane may be a significant concern. Rare are flights that do not offer bags of peanuts to passengers, and...

Sinusitis and Cystic Fibrosis- Atlanta ENT

Respiratory disease is often a complication of cystic fibrosis. When we think of respiratory disease, we tend to think of lung disease as the major problem, but both acute and...

Pets and Childhood Asthma- Atlanta ENT

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, over 70 percent of U.S. households have a dog or cat. Unfortunately, furry pets are also the most common causes...

Balloon Sinuplasty- Atlanta ENT

Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure in which a specialist guides an endoscope into the sinuses through the nostrils, and then inflates a small balloon in order to create widened sinus...

Sleep Apnea and Energy Levels- Atlanta ENT

Do you find that your energy level isn’t what it should be, or even what it used to be, even if you’re getting a full night’s sleep? You might have...

Atlanta ENT helping people Feel Good brings forth the Mediterranean Diet

An exciting new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that you can lower your risk of heart attacks and strokes by nearly 30 percent by simply...

Cotton Swabs and Ear Wax- Atlanta ENT

Did you know that more people are sent to the hospital for ear swabbing injuries than razor blade related injuries? “For the most part, swabs merely condense and impact the...

Study Shows BPA Linked to Childhood Asthma- Atlanta ENT

Children who are exposed to the chemical Bisphenol A are at a higher risk for asthma than children who are not, according to a new study published in Journal of...

Sleep Apnea- Atlanta ENT

Sleep apnea is one of those rare conditions that is massively misunderstood by the general public, which makes it hard to convince people that they genuinely suffer from it. For...

Fungal Sinus Infections- Atlanta ENT

When you think of the causes of sinus infections, you probably think of a virus or bacteria. Though not as common as viral and bacterial sinus infections, fungus can also...

Children’s Hearing Aid Bill Hits an Unusual Stall- Atlanta ENT

House Bill 74 is one many Atlanta parents are hoping gets approved quickly, as it would require private insurance companies to pay for children’s hearing aids. The bill has support...

Is Your Child Allergic to School? – Atlanta ENT

It sounds like every kid’s dream come true, but the idea of being allergic to school may not be as far fetched as it sounds. Many parents are finding that...

Red Wine May Help Reduce Hearing Loss- Atlanta ENT

A recent study conducted by Henry Ford Hospital in Detriot shows that an ingredient in red grapes and red wine may help prevent and improve hearing loss. The ingredient, resveratrol,...

Lung Fungi and Asthma- Atlanta ENT

The lungs have historically been thought to be sterile, but researchers have found that even healthy lungs have fungi. An interesting new research study finds that some species of fungi...

A Wake Up Call for Snorers – Atlanta ENT

You may think that your snoring is harmless, or that your spouse’s snoring is just mildly annoying. If so, think again. Researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have...

Spring Allergy Season Hits Georgia- Atlanta ENT

Despite the fact that cold and flu season isn’t over yet, we are already seeing the first signs of springtime allergies. While our friends in the more northern states are...

What’s Going Around Atlanta in February and in March- Atlanta ENT

With spring around the corner, you might suspect that cold and flu season has faded away. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Common colds, the flu, strep throat, bacterial infections and...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiac Dysfunction in Women

The Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine will have it’s annual meeting in San Francisco today, and one of the topics is the increased likelihood of cardiac dysfunction in women who have...

Pollen Allergies- Atlanta ENT

You likely hear about the pollen count on the morning news. Pollens from trees, weeds and grass become airborn, causing allergic reactions that can range from sniffling and sneezing to...

Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Heart Disease and Stroke- Atlanta ENT

Few people think of snoring as anything more than an annoyance, however snoring with interrupted periods of breathing, known as sleep apnea, can be life threatening. If left untreated, sleep...

Sleep Apnea and Driving Risks- Atlanta ENT

A recent survey by the CDC in Atlanta has uncovered some startling statistics: 1 in 24 drivers admit to falling asleep while driving. That’s four percent of adult drivers, having...

Sinus Infections from Allergies- Atlanta ENT

Spring is around the corner, which means the start of the dreaded pollen season. Seasonal allergies cause swelling in the tissue of the sinuses, which can restrict airflow and making...

Seasonal and Outdoor Allergies- Atlanta ENT

Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, is a problem that over 35 million people in the United States battle with each spring. For people with allergies, the body’s immune system...

Laser Hair Removal and Spring Break- Atlanta ENT

Spring break is around the corner, so if you have been considering laser hair removal, you will want to start treatment now. If you have had a laser hair removal...

Can Balloon Sinuplasty End Your Sinus Pain?

If you are one of the millions of people that suffer from chronic sinusitis, you have likely tried dozens of medications to bring you relief. You are not alone, and...

Is Botox Right for You?

If you are looking for a non-surgical solution to facial wrinkles, and are tired of spending money on creams and cosmetics that have little or no effect, then Botox may...

Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea and Snoring

If you or your partner is losing sleep due to excessive snoring or sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy may be a good fit. Typically, oral appliances are used when CPAP...