Patient Education

Educational links, listed below, are provided for your convenience. Neither the links nor their content are endorsed by the University of Nebraska Medical Center.


The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

Dedicated to the education and communication of how to handle allergies, especially those directly affecting the ears, nose and throat

Cleft Lip and Palate

Wide Smiles

Features issues related to cleft lip and palate

The Ear

Kids-ENT Parent Resource Page

Web site intended to answer common questions about conditions of the ears, nose and throat in children

Ear, Nose and Throat

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Web site of the national organization dedicated to the specialty of Ear, Nose and Throat physicians

Medical Textbooks


Medical textbooks for health professionals available for use by the general public

Oral, Head and Neck cancer

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

Features an online resource list, a newsletter and product descriptions

Oral Cancer Foundation

The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save live through prevention, education, research, advocacy and support activities.

American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics

The Academy is devoted to the study and practice of methods used to rehabilitate esthetics and function of patients with acquired, congenital and developmental defects of the head and neck; and of methods used to maintain the oral health of patients exposed to cancer-cidal doses of radiation or cytotoxic drugs.

National Cancer Institute

The Nose

American Rhinologic Society

Patient information about sinusitis

Plastic Surgery

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Explanations of a variety of plastic surgery procedures


Aaron’s Tracheotomy Page

A resource for parents of children who have had a tracheotomy developed by a nurse, Cynthia Bissell, R.N., of Grafton, Massachusetts, who describes her own experiences with her son’s surgery and provides useful information on tracheotomy in children