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Oct, 2021
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blog Turbinate Reduction

Reduce Your Turbinates

Young woman on the sofa blowing nose into a white paper tissue. Studio shot of young woman with allergy symptoms sneezing into a tissue. Flu, cold or allergy symptom.

Say what? OK, 99 out of 100 of us have no idea what a turbinate is, much less why it or they may need reducing. Yes, but if your turbinates are chronically swollen, they can lead to obstruction in the nasal passages, and this invariably leads to snoring and potentially sleep apnea.  At New York […]

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Sep, 2021
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blog Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

View Of Tired Young Man Snoring While Deep Sleeping In Bed

As American society seems to take pride in working more and more and sleeping less and less, the health damage of this line of thinking is starting to become clear. Sleep is necessary for our bodies to do all kinds of repair work while we’re asleep.  Of course, getting less sleep than you need by […]

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Aug, 2021
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Allergies blog sinus infection

Sinusitis or allergies?

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Sinus problems seem to vary with the seasons. Allergies are more the problem in spring and summer. Sinus infections are more a winter problem.  Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. You know it as a sinus infection. Inflamed sinuses become blocked and fill with fluid. This is when irritation […]

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Jul, 2021
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blog VOCAL CORD

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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Allergies blog Patch Testing

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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blog Vertigo

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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