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Anything that obstructs sinus flow may cause a buildup of mucus in the sinuses, infection and inflammation. Sinuses are air-filled cavities within the facial skeleton. There are four sinuses on each side. Their precise purpose is unknown, but they do help filter and humidify the air we breathe, lighten the weight of the skull and provide a “crumple zone,” protecting the brain and eyes in case of severe facial trauma. Sinuses are covered with a mucus layer and cells that contain little hairs on their surfaces called cilia. These help trap and push out bacteria and pollutants. Each sinus has an opening (about the diameter of a straw) that allows mucus to drain. This drainage is essential to keeping you healthy and your sinuses working well.
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Celebrate National Nutrition Month®

Sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month® encourages all of us to adopt a healthy eating and physical activity plan.

This Valentine’s Day, Turn Your Kitchen into Your Favorite Restaurant

This Valentine’s Day, Turn Your Kitchen into Your Favorite Restaurant

Why go out when you can stay in?  This Valentine’s Day make a date for a “couples cook” evening with you and your special Valentine.

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Lunch and Learn

Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Mitchell Botney, MD, pulmonologist

Are you a current smoker or have you ever smoked? Do you have concerns about your risk for lung cancer? Join our physician to learn about ways to lower your risk and diagnostic improvements for early detection, including a low dose CT Scan. Lunch provided.

Wednesday, April 15
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Longview Farm House
13525 Clayton Road

evening programs

On the Move: Learn About Reducing Pain in Your Hips and Knees

Micah Hobbs, DO
Ryan Pitts, MD

Remember all of the things that you used to do so easily, until your hip or knee started slowing you down? Well, imagine doing all those things again. Join us and learn what you can do to reduce your joint pain, as well as hear about the latest surgical procedures in joint replacement surgery.

Wednesday, March 12,
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 South Lindbergh Blvd.
Frontenac, MO 63131

 

Heading Off Sinus and Allergy Issues

Hamsa Subramanian, MD, allergist and immunologist

Are you having allergy and sinus symptoms in the winter and wondering why? What can you do to prepare for the “hay fever” season in spring? Join our physician panel as they discuss common allergies and sinus problems and remedies to reduce your symptoms. Light refreshments served.

Tuesday, March 31
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 South Lindbergh Blvd.
Frontenac, MO 63131

Call 314-996-5433 to Register

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