CDC Recommends Not Administering Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for 2016-17

In June, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a statement that the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), commonly known as the nasal spray flu vaccine, should not be administered during the 2016-17 flu season due to concerns about how well it works in preventing those vaccinated from getting the flu.  The CDC’s Advisory Committee…

Sinus Surgery

Traditional sinus surgery removes diseased or obstructive sinus tissue resulting in improved natural sinus drainage. Post-operative care is as important as the sinus surgery. Balloon sinuplasty or sinus ostial dilation surgery is a newer method to address sinus disease. It involves expanding the natural drainage openings of the sinus passages. It is an approved, safe…