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Jul, 2021
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How’s Your Voice Feel after Karaoke Night?

We’ve all heard of famous singers suddenly having to cancel a concert or an entire tour because they’ve damaged their vocal cords. Sure, using your voice for hours every night is one way to damage your vocal cords, but you don’t have to be a touring singer to do so.  Now that we’re actually going […]

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Jun, 2021
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Summer is Time for Swimmer’s Ear

During a sweltering New York summer day, there’s nothing quite like taking the plunge in a nearby river or lake or out in the Atlantic. Unfortunately, bacteria also feel the same and they like to hang out in these waters. When some water gets stuck in your ear after swimming, that makes a great environment […]

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May, 2021
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blog Sleep Apnea

Why Does My Husband Snore?

No one really thinks they snore, but truth be told around half of adults snore at one time or another. Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe. The result is the buzzsaw that is snoring. Snoring can simply be a source of irritation […]

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Apr, 2021
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Sherlock Holmes-esque for your Allergies

Now that we’re in the midst of a New York spring, that means pollen, elm, ragweed, and lots of other allergens are floating through the air waiting to hit your nasal passages. It’s easy to blame the big boys of the allergen universe, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other allergens that are inflaming your […]

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Mar, 2021
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Vertigo Beyond Hitchcock

If you’re a film buff, odds are when you hear the word “vertigo” you think not of dizziness but of Alfred Hitchcock’s famous 1958 psychological thriller starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. But if you suffer from vertigo, a dizziness that originates in the inner ear, you’re looking for a place to sit down. A […]

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Feb, 2021
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That Ringing in Your Ears — Tinnitus

If you’ve ever been to a loud rock concert or a Manhattan dance club, you probably have noticed a ringing in your ears for a few hours afterwards. In most cases, this is a temporary form of tinnitus, which is colloquially known as “ringing in your ears.” Tinnitus is one of the conditions Dr. Volpi […]

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Jan, 2021
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Nasal Polyps

If you’re over 50, you’ve surely heard of polyps. They form as a small clump of cells on the lining of the colon, and they can be cancerous, especially if they’re larger. But Dr. Volpi works with another less well-known polyp, a nasal polyp. These are growths in the lining of the nose or sinuses, […]

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Dec, 2020
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Balloon Sinuplasty blog

How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?

The sinuses are inter-connected cavities in the skull that are normally filled with air. Their walls are lined with mucus-secreting membranes. Hairs in those membranes sweep out the mucus so it can drain out of your nose. But when those membranes become inflamed or infected, they block the nasal passages, keeping the fluid from draining. […]

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Nov, 2020
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Is Laser Tonsil Ablation Effective?

When children have their tonsils out, they celebrate with ice cream and popsicles and they’re back up and about in no time. It’s a relatively minor – and common – procedure for most children. Adults who must have their tonsils removed, however, suffer a great deal more discomfort and often more complications than children. Adults […]

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Oct, 2020
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Do I Need Surgery to Correct My Deviated Septum?

While there are many forms of treatment for a deviated septum, surgery may be an option to correct it. When do you know if you need surgery? What alternatives are there? What Is a Deviated Septum? The septum is a piece of cartilage inside the nose that separates the left and the right nostril. For […]

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