Patient Health Information


Have you ever felt like you had a cold that wouldn’t go away?

Deviated Septum

The shape of your nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis. The nasal septum is the wall dividing the nasal cavity into halves; it is composed of a central supporting skeleton covered on each side by mucous membrane.

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

What is cleft lip and cleft palate?We all start out life with a cleft lip and palate. During normal fetal development between the 6th and 11th week of pregnancy, the clefts in the lip and palate fuse together.

Facial Sports Injuries

Playing catch, shooting hoops, bicycling on a scenic path or just kicking around a soccer ball have more in common than you may think. On the up side, these activities are good exercise and are enjoyed by thousands of Americans.

Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis

Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane is called rhinitis. The symptoms include sneezing and runny and/or itchy nose, caused by irritation and congestion in the nose.

Secondhand Smoke

Access to quality healthcare for children is forwarded by the availability of good healthcare information. With this year’s release of a new surgeon general’s report on secondhand smoke, the following information should be shared with patients.

Are We through with Chew Yet?

As many as 20 percent of high school boys and two percent of high school girls continue to use smokeless tobacco, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Salivary Glands

Where Are Your Salivary Glands?The glands are found in and around your mouth and throat.

Your Nose, the Guardian of Your Lungs

You might not think your nose is a “vital organ,” but indeed it is! To understand its importance, all that most people need to experience is a bad cold.

Tips for Sinus Sufferers

Symptoms Of Sinusitis:Symptoms of upper respiratory infection lasting ten days or moreFacial pressure or painNasal discharge that is yellow or greenPost-nasal dripCoughAt-Home Treatments For Sinusitis:Saline nasal sprays that moisturize the nasal cav