Recent Blog Posts

When a Sinus Infection May Be Dangerous

06/15/2016

A sinus infection (or sinusitis) occurs when the tissue lining in your sinus cavity becomes swollen or inflamed. When your sinuses are blocked, they become a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses that can lead to an infection. That’s why it’s best to visit your doctor at the first signs of a sinus infection. Otherwise, […] ... more

Early Warning Signs of Hearing Loss

05/15/2016

As you age, it’s more likely than not that your hearing will decline. This is due to a lifetime of noise from things like loud work environments, rock concerts or head phones. In addition, hearing loss can be brought on by diseases like diabetes, heart problems or hypertension. The unfortunate thing is that loss of […] ... more

Nosebleeds – Cause for Concern?

04/15/2016

A bloody nose can be disconcerting, especially because it comes on without warning. If you’ve had a bloody nose (and most people have), you may ask yourself why it happens. The main causes of nose bleeds are: An injury to your nasal tissue, typically from a cold or allergies Very dry nasal tissue Blowing or […] ... more

What Causes Loss of Smell?

03/15/2016

Your sense of smell is one of your most powerful senses. The scent of cinnamon and pine during the holidays, fresh-cut grass in the spring, and burgers on the grill in the summer can effectively transport you back to happy times and fond memories. But if your sense of smell is impaired, it can be […] ... more

Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat’s Dr. Josef Shargorodsky Co-Authors Largest Study Revealing a Relationship Between Airline Flight Time and Sinonasal Disease.

03/09/2016

NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY – Research suggests a possible association between nasal symptoms, sinusitis diagnosis, and airline flight time. Researcher and Otolaryngologist, Dr. Josef Shargorodsky, in work performed jointly with colleagues from Johns Hopkins Hospital identified these findings in the recently published study in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. The study is the first […] ... more

What Causes Vertigo?

02/15/2016

Most people think nothing of walking across the street or navigating a staircase. But if you experience dizziness (or vertigo), these simple tasks are impossible without assistance. You may take your body’s balance system for granted unless you begin to feel unsteady on your feet. Your body’s ability to balance is controlled by a complex […] ... more

Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat’s Dr. Mary Mitskavich Co-Authors Study Revealing 90% Success for Tympanostomy Tube Replacement in Awake, Unrestrained Pediatric Patients

02/02/2016

NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY – Tolerable and reliable local anesthetic, coupled with breakthrough ear tube delivery system, could make office-based pediatric tube replacement procedures possible. This procedure will be able to help young children avoid general anesthesia and surgery in an operating room setting. Two complementary technologies have been developed to mitigate past difficulties with in-office […] ... more

Adult Tonsillectomy: Are You a Candidate?

01/15/2016

Tonsils are masses of tissue on either side of your throat the help fight infections. While they are a part of your immune system, you don’t need them to live a normal, healthy life. With many people, tonsils can become infected, resulting in tonsillitis which can be very painful. This is where a tonsillectomy may […] ... more

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngologists Mursalin M. Anis, M.D., Ph.D. and Seth McAfee, M.D.

01/08/2016

Neptune, NJ - Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed board certified Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngologists Mursalin M. Anis, M.D., Ph.D. and Seth McAfee, M.D. Both Dr. Anis and Dr. McAfee will play vital roles in expanding the surgical team’s capabilities and treatment for patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), […] ... more

Sleep Apnea: Are You At Risk?

12/15/2015

You start your day after a full night’s sleep, but by lunchtime you’re nodding off. Why do you still feel so tired? You may have sleep apnea. And unless your bed partner constantly wakes you in the night because of your incessant snoring, you likely don’t even know you have a problem. What Is Sleep […] ... more