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Nose and Sinus Problems: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

The symptoms associated with nose and sinus problems can be vague.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. William Bolger explains why a correct diagnosis is important. To listen, click the link below. Nose and Sinus Problems

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Mayo Sinus Clinic Offers Answers to Lingering Congestion, Sinus Problems

More than 30 million Americans have episodes of either nasal allergies or sinusitis every year. Vague symptoms such as congestion and facial pressure can be attributed to various problems and often prompt unnecessary self-medication. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say defining the cause of the symptoms is the first step in [...]

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Study Finds Transoral Robotic Surgery Safe and Effective In Treating Some Throat Cancers

A new Mayo Clinic study found that the use of transoral robotic surgery for the treatment of tonsil and base of tongue cancers is safe, effective and enables faster recovery times. The results of this research were even more positive than we expected. We found great advantages to using transoral [...]

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Cochlear Implants

Dr. Colin Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon discusses Mayo Clinic's minimally invasive approach to cochlear implants and efforts to preserve existing hearing. A cochlear implant is a prosthetic device that partially restores hearing function in individuals who have severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss.

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Nose Job For Snoring

We tease about it, but snoring is a very common problem. Snoring can also have many causes, including trouble breathing through the nose. Doctors at Mayo Clinic may have a fix.

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Ear Nose & Throat

On Saturday March 24th our guests were Dr. Colin Driscoll and Dr.  Doug Sladen.  They are both otorhinolaryngologists (ENT- ear, nose and throat) at Mayo Clinic Rochester.  We concentrated hearing issues that patients have at every age. Medical Edge Weekend 3-24-12

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Celebrating 1,000th Patient to Get Cochlear Implant

For more than 30 years, cochlear implants have been making a profound impact in the lives of deaf or severely hard of hearing children and adults by restoring their ability to hear. The program at Mayo Clinic was one of the earliest in the country to offer cochlear implants to patients when they were first [...]

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Mayo Clinic Lauded in Quality Rankings, Most Recently by US News & World Report

The 24th US News & World Report annual America’s Best Hospitals list released today reveals Mayo Clinic earned the No. 3 overall spot on the “Best Hospitals” list.  Mayo ranked No. 1 in the nation in five clinical areas — gynecology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology and pulmonology. Mayo is [...]

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MYTH OR MATTER-OF-FACT: "A green or yellow runny nose means you have a sinus infection and need antibiotics."      Otolaryngologist (ENT), Erin O’Brien, M.D., will join us to discuss sinus issues. We’ll talk about sinus headaches, post nasal drip and allergy vs. sinus problems, and when it’s time for surgery. We’ll also [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Exact cause of vocal cord paralysis often difficult to determine

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 55-year-old brother-in-law has developed a vocal cord palsy out of the blue. What can cause this and what can be done to restore his voice?   ANSWER: Vocal cord palsy, more commonly called vocal cord paralysis, happens when vocal cord muscles become paralyzed. This condition comes from [...]

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New Guidelines to Treat Pediatric Ear Infections

Ear infections are one of the most common reasons children visit the doctor and the leading reason antibiotics are prescribed. Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued new guidelines for how doctors should diagnose and treat ear infections.   Information from AAP: "The AAP is updating its guidelines for treating acute otitis media (AOM), [...]

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