Ear, Nose & Throat
Winter Is A Great Time for Allergy Testing
Jason White, MD, & Shannon Vickers, NP, Deaconess Clinic Allergy
Many people know they have allergies because at of sneezing, itching and other symptoms that make miserable (especially if they happen at the same time each year). However, figuring out what allergens are the problem can be a guessing game without testing. Winter can be a great time for allergy testing.
Are E-Cigarettes/Vaping “Better” Than Regular Cigarettes?
David Ryon, MD, Deaconess Pulmonary and Critical Care
As a doctor specializing in lung diseases, I have seen the negative outcomes resulting from tobacco use. Many patients ask me if “vaping” is better than cigarettes. I tell them the answer is complex.
Managing & Treating Chronic Sinusitis
Todd Wannemuehler, MD, Deaconess Clinic ENT
As an ENT (ear/nose/throat specialist, also called an otolaryngologist), with specialized training in sinus care, I’ve seen many patients with ongoing and chronic sinus issues, so I know the misery that sinus problems can cause.
Spread Fun, Not Flu
Kathryn Ekstrom, MD, Pediatrics & Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Morganfield
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to be sick with the flu. A week or more of serious body aches, coughing, fever, etc. is not how I want to spend my time. Be prepared by getting your flu vaccine before flu season starts!