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

March 6, 2019

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.  […]

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Is One Ear Better Than The Other?

August 6, 2018

When it comes to language, it may be true. According to recent research by audiologists at Auburn University, there could be an advantage to listening with our right ears, especially for children and noise-distracted adults. The phenomenon is known as the right-ear advantage: Speech heard through the right ear reaches the part of the brain […]

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Excessive Tearing Caused by Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

July 30, 2018

The lacrimal apparatus is what is responsible for creating tears and moving them from the eyes to the nose. It is possible for the lacrimal system to become obstructed and prevent tears from draining naturally. This is known as nasolacrimal duct obstruction. When tears cannot drain, this can present as excessive tearing, or epiphora, and […]

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How to Handle Your Summer Allergies

July 24, 2018

Allergies can make you miserable. With itchy eyes, a runny nose, sneezing and congestion, enjoying yourself during beautiful summer months can be difficult. Try these simple tips to keep your summer allergies under control and have fun this summer! Keep Indoor Air Clean Unfortunately, there isn’t a product that can magically eliminate all allergens in your […]

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How to Protect Hearing During Summer Outdoor Activities

July 6, 2018

Summer; the best time for outdoor activities like swimming, live concerts, fireworks and even yard work. To get the most out of your summer but also to protect your hearing, here are some preventative measures to keep in mind during these summer activates. Live Concerts Outdoors concerts are the best during the summer but can […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Van Duyne!

July 5, 2018

We’d like to congratulate our very own Dr. Van Duyne for competing in the 14th Annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey. Dr. Van Duyne and the rest of “Outrunning 50” won and set a new record for the Senior Women division. Congratulations to Dr. Van Duyne who participated!

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Septal Deviation and Septoplasty

May 25, 2018

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 […]

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The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

March 15, 2018

Hearing loss and dementia seem unrelated to the majority of us. Aside from the fact that they both accompany aging, one has to do with one’s ears, and the other has to do with one’s brain. However, multiple studies have shown they are actually closely related. In the latest study from researchers at the University […]

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Nasal Rinsing, or the Use of Neti Pots

February 5, 2018

The use of neti pots and similar methods of irrigating the nasal cavity is an old homeopathic remedy for sinus pressure and high levels of sinus mucus. Read more.

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Award Winning Research

September 28, 2017

Nicholas Weseley, UNR 2nd year Medical Student, presented his summer research project “A Validated Model for the 22-item Sinonasal Outcome Test Subdomain Structure in Chronic Rhinosinusitis” at the Regional American College of Physicians Meeting on September 27th at the VA Hospital in Reno. He won first prize for the summer project he headed up in […]

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