Entries by Meagan Noin

American Rhinologic Society Press Release Regarding COVID-19

The press release below is from the American Rhinologic Society, and I wanted to include it on our blog in order to provide resources for further reading on how COVID-19 is affecting rhinology. Josh Meier, M.D. F.A.R.S. F.A.C.S. Press Release – April 14, 2020 Dear Colleagues, The fight against COVID-19 is in full swing, and […]

Sinonasal tumors

Tumors of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are not common in the general population, but are commonly encountered in a rhinology practice.  When unilateral symptoms such as nasal obstruction, smell loss and epistaxis are present then evaluation by an otolaryngologist would be prudent. The most common sinonasal tumor is an inverted papilloma.  These are […]

Endoscopic Septoplasty

Endoscopic septoplasty is a newer technique where an endoscope is used to visualize the nasal cavity to straighten the nasal septum. Most people’s septum will be deviated to one side or the other, which is not a cause for concern. However in some people the deviation is significant enough that it results in nasal obstruction. […]

Dr. Meier and Dr. Tolbert attend course on advanced endoscopic skull base techniques

Dr. Meier and Dr. Marshall Tolbert of Sierra Neurosurgery attended the University of Pittsburgh’s Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Course in December of 2018.  This four day course discussed the state of the art techniques involved in endoscopic management of cranial base disorders such as benign and malignant nasal tumors, CSF leaks, pituitary and other ventral skull base tumors.  […]

How to Handle Your Summer Allergies

Allergies can make you miserable. From the itchy eyes and runny nose to the sneezing and congestion. Allergies make it hard to enjoy yourself during beautiful summer months. Try these simple tips to keep your summer allergies under control and have fun this summer! Keep Indoor Air Clean Unfortunately, there is not a product that […]

How to Protect Hearing During Summer Outdoor Activities

Summer is the best time for outdoor activities like swimming, live concerts, fireworks and even yard work. While these activities can be fun, your hearing could be at risk, here are some preventative measures to keep in mind during these summer activates. Live Concerts Outdoors concerts are great during the summer but can be just […]

Septal Deviation and Septoplasty

Septal deviation is a common condition, with a significant portion of the population having their septum deviate to one side or the other.  Commonly some degree of nasal trauma may cause a deviated septum.  Many people are asymptomatic from this, however a few can have nasal obstruction symptoms on the side that is deviated.  In […]