Untreated Hearing Loss and Dementia

We know active lifestyles, reading, and exercising can help combat dementia, but did you know that treating hearing loss with hearing aids can also help? Many recent studies have confirmed that age-related hearing loss is a biomarker for cognitive decline, in other words, hearing loss can adversely affect cognitive abilities. Luckily, this risk factor is modifiable, which means there is something you can do about it! How lucky are we that we live in a read more…

River ENT earns CT accreditation by the IAC

Press Release Date: October 1, 2018 Contact: Tamara Sloper (marketing@intersocietal.org) Approximately one in 10 Americans undergo a Computed Tomography (CT) scan each year in order to detect abnormalities, injuries or diseases. A highly regarded diagnostic imaging tool due to its ability to detect minute differences in tissue as well as its multiplanar reformatted imaging capabilities, CT is used to diagnose conditions of the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, cardiac and vascular system and sinus and read more…

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Whomever coined the phrase, “sleep like a baby” obviously has never had a baby. If you have children you know that newborns often wake every 2 hours to feed and many infants require a lot of creative techniques from their sleep deprived parents to finally go down to sleep. So why is a good night’s sleep so elusive to us as adults? Most problems, apart from medical sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy, read more…

New Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Continuous positive airway pressure, otherwise known as CPAP, was always jokingly called “scuba gear” when I was in surgery training. It is a facial or nasal mask worn by patients to treat sleep apnea. Basically, pressured air keeps the airway open to prevent the throat from collapsing when sleeping. Most people find immediate relief of their daytime sleepiness and snoring, not to mention benefits to their sleep partners. In general, it can sometimes take a read more…

The Aging Voice

“Once you turn 60, it all goes down from there,” one of my patients told me. She had always been healthy without any medical problems, an active senior who took care of her grandchildren during the day.  It seemed almost overnight after turning 60, she inherited 3 medications for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and arthritis. She also noticed that she was getting hoarse during choir and was having trouble singing with her grandchildren. “Dr. read more…