Tonsillectomies for Adults: What to Expect from Surgery

It’s easy to think of a tonsillectomy as a kid’s surgery, because it is one of the most common surgeries to be performed on children. But the surgery isn’t for kids alone. Each year in the United States, thousands of adults and older teens have tonsillectomies. And...

Tips for Managing Your Child’s Surgery Like a Pro

No parent wants to see their child in a hospital gown, but for many children, surgery is a reality. Each year, thousands of children across the country are admitted to hospitals for elective surgical procedures. Some of the most common procedures are tonsillectomies...

Relieve Chronic Sinusitis with Balloon Sinuplasty

Life can be miserable for people suffering from chronic sinusitis. The constant pressure in your sinus cavities leads to headaches, facial pain and teeth pain. Some people will have  difficulty breathing, nasal congestion and even fatigue. These symptoms can affect...

ClariFix: A New Relief for Runny Noses

Allergy season is upon us, and for many people in the Triad that means runny, itchy noses, nasal congestion and lots of sneezing. These are the classic symptoms of rhinitis, the inflammation of the nose which causes the symptoms to occur. Rhinitis can be either...

Breathe Freely with Latera

Breathing is essential to life; yet for all its importance, it is something we often take for granted. After all, it’s one of those things our brain controls without us having to actively think about it. Most people receive more than 70 percent of their air through...

Allergy Drops: Relief without the Shots

If you suffer from allergies, whether it’s seasonal allergies caused by pollen or a year-round headache from dust mites, there’s hope for relief beyond medications that treat symptoms and therapeutic allergy shots. Sublingual immunotherapy is an increasingly popular...

Soothing the Sore Throats of Allergies

Itchy eyes and runny noses are par for the course during spring and fall for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. But if you happen to wake up in the middle of the night with a throat  so sore you can hardly swallow, you might also be dealing with allergy...

Better Hearing, Better Communication

It’s common sense that hearing and communication would go hand in hand. After all, it only takes watching a baby boy as he stares intently at his parents, and then begins to mimic sounds and words, to see that as humans our learning of language is closely linked to...

Surviving Spring Allergy Season

Springtime in Winston-Salem and surrounding communities is absolutely beautiful. Dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom, birds are nesting and singing their chipper songs and the gray skies of winter give way to Carolina-blue expanses. But along with all that beauty...

The Scoop on Tonsillectomies

Almost everyone is familiar with tonsillectomies, thanks to TV sitcoms. From Beaver on Leave it to Beaver in the 1960s to Jennifer on Family Ties in the 1980s to countless other sitcom kids, this common childhood surgery often makes for an easy plot, and of course...