Latest Research & Guidelines

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You can use the latest research and guidelines included here to make better informed decisions, and help you find the treatment options that are right for you.

Built by ENT specialists, often with other healthcare providers and consumers, these fact sheets were developed from guidelines that used a national standard for reviewing scientific findings, weighing the benefits and potential harms of alternative care options.

Spotlight

Man holding throat due to hoarseness

Rest your voice briefly to prevent voice fatigue, straining, and overuse; but avoid smoking and second-hand smoke from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes that can irritate your throat.

Man experiencing vertigo

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common inner ear problem and cause of vertigo, or false sense of spinning.

Woman with neck pain

The mass in your neck may indicate a serious medical problem. It does not mean you have cancer, but it does mean you need more evaluation to make a diagnosis.

Featured Stories

Earwax Prevention – FAQs

Most people do not need a regular schedule for preventing earwax buildup. Some people may need to have their ears cleaned at times.

Ear Fluid and Newborn Hearing Screening FAQs

Middle ear fluid is a very common cause of a failed newborn hearing screen and is found in about six out of every 10 children who fail.

Diagnosis of Acute Sinusitis

Sinusitis, or rhinosinusitis, affects about 1 in 8 adults annually and generally occurs when viruses or bacteria infect the sinuses and begin to multiply.

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