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Dr. Josh Werber and Dr. Karen Haunss

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Cancer Epidemic

When I was in training during the 1980’s, most of the head and neck cancers we encountered were ‘lifestyle’ related.  Typically the patients were smokers and many consumed alcohol on a regular basis as well.  Most of the cancers we diagnosed were in the voice box(larynx). Over the past several years, we are experiencing a […]

  • Posted on: Oct 24 2017
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Treating Reflux With Diet

Laryngopharyngeal reflux(LPR) is responsible for a number of throat symptoms in many cases.  Chronic cough, mucous sensation in the throat, throat clearing, hoarseness and a foreign body sensation in the throat may be caused by LPR, a condition in which the throat is exposed to the acidic contents of the stomach.  When LPR is suspected, […]

  • Posted on: Sep 26 2017
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Snoring May Be Dangerous to Your Health

Snoring is generally considered to be a nuisance problem for the sleep partners of the 40% of adults who snore.  Sleep is disrupted and relationships are strained.  More importantly, recent evidence suggests that snoring may be associated with cardiovascular health risks, even in the absence of obstructive sleep apnea. There are indications that the vibrations […]

  • Posted on: Aug 30 2017
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Sleep Disorders Impact Men and Women Differently

A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine indicates that men and women are affected differently by sleep disorders.  Women are more likely to have trouble sleeping, have excessive daytime sleepiness, and more severe symptoms of depression.  Disordered sleep has a greater affect in women than men in their ability to concentrate and […]

  • Posted on: Jul 25 2017
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Swimmer’s ear

The arrival of the summer season brings an increase in the incidence of swimmer’s ear.  Swimmer’s ear(acute otitis externa) is a painful condition resulting from infection of the outer ear.  Water gets trapped in the ear canal, and bacterial or fungal organisms can infect the thin skin lining.  You don’t have to go swimming to get swimmers ear, […]

  • Posted on: Jun 20 2017
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It’s Hard to Think Clearly With a Stuffy Nose

People often feel “fuzzy headed” when they are congested.  Studies have documented that children with untreated allergies perform worse in school.  Nasal congestion affects the quality of sleep, which can lead to daytime lethargy.  In addition, nasal inflammation triggers the release of cytokines which can affect the ability to think and perform. There are many causes […]

  • Posted on: Jun 7 2017
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Allergy Alert-How to reduce symptoms

The spring allergy season is in full bloom and is caused by tree pollen.  Pollen counts have been very high, and will remain high for the next few weeks.  Symptoms include itchy eyes and eye swelling, itchy nose, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, post-nasal drip, and itching sensation in the throat. The first line of […]


Sinusitis and Depression

Chronic sinusitis is a common problem, affecting 12% of adults in the United States. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis include facial pain, facial pressure, headache, congestion, post-nasal drip, and difficulty breathing through the nose. Chronic sinusitis can have a significant affect on the quality of life, which can lead to depression. Depression may arise in the […]


Spring Allergies

We have had an unusually warm winter, and the spring allergy season will probably begin earlier this year. Spring allergies are related to tree pollen. Allergy symptoms include nasal congestion, sneezing, nasal or ocular itching, and runny nose(clear mucous). It is recommended to begin allergy treatment early, before significant symptoms develop. The first line of […]


Winter Nose

Nasal congestion, a runny nose, and nasal irritation is common during the winter season. We spend more time indoors during the winter, and are more susceptible to winter allergies. Common indoor allergy triggers include dust mites, mold, and pets. Symptoms of allergies include a runny nose(clear, thin mucous), sneezing, itchy eyes and nose, watery eyes, […]