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Fall spa water

Recipe: Fall-inspired spa water

Posted Nov 25, 2015 ( comments)
Try these seasonal "spa water" recipes for a zero-calorie treat this holiday season.Read Article arrow

Sorted By: Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Doctor examining patient's ear

Why it's important to treat hearing loss

Posted on Oct. 23, 2015 ( comments)

In recognition of National Protect Your Hearing Month, a MultiCare audiologist talks about hearing loss and why it's important to treat it right away.

Doctor examining child's ear

Hearing loss is a family matter

Posted on Oct. 2, 2015 ( comments)

Hearing loss can affect all aspects of our lives: communication, learning, social interactions and even emotional health. Read on to learn how hearing loss can be treated, plus tips for communicating.


New treatment options for salivary gland stones

Posted on May. 31, 2015 ( comments)

These stones can form deep within your mouth's saliva glands, saliva ducts or tonsils. Read up on the latest ways to treat them.

Doctor examining patient's ear

Don't ignore sudden hearing loss

Posted on Jan. 19, 2015 ( comments)
Losing hearing suddenly can indicate a serious medical problem. Here's what you should know about this condition.
topical antibiotics for ear infections

How to avoid medication side effects: put them in your sinus rinse!

Posted on Nov. 7, 2014 ( comments)
Dr. Sepehr Oliaei, one of MultiCare's ear, nose and throat specialists, discusses new innovations in topical drug delivery.

Allergy testing: The first step to tackling your allergies

Posted on Jun. 9, 2014 ( comments)
This isn’t the worst allergy season we’ve had. But it may feel like it. Dr. Oliaei explains.

Doctor's advice: When Seahawks fans bring noise, bring earplugs

Posted on Nov. 29, 2013 ( comments)

Why do I snore?

Posted on Nov. 25, 2013 ( comments)

Cranky spouses. Air mattresses in the guest room. Next-day exhaustion.

These are all symptoms of a very common habit: snoring.

Unplug my nose: the hidden dangers of decongestants

Posted on Oct. 25, 2013 ( comments)

Cold and flu season is upon us. With it, comes the dreaded stuffy nose. Add to that the pressure of congested sinuses and painfully plugged ears and you’ll be willing to try almost anything for relief. But beware: some over the counter decongestants carry hidden danger.


HEALTH ALERT: Loud stadiums can cause irreversible hearing damage

Posted on Sep. 20, 2013 ( comments)

Last Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks football fans were recognized by Guinness World Records as the loudest in the world, measuring in at a staggering 136.6 decibels (dBs). Although the strong support from the “12th man” may have helped the Seahawks overcome a tough San Francisco team, this level of noise can be dangerous to spectators.