McKINNEY (July 17, 2015) — Are you one of the 37 million people afflicted with sinusitis each year? Sinusitis is one of the leading health conditions affecting Americans and is caused by inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses.

Join Shane Pahlavan, M.D., an ear, nose and throat specialist at Medical Center of McKinney, for a free lunch seminar, “So Long, Sinusitis” on Wednesday, July 29 from noon to 1 p.m. at Medical Center of McKinney, 4500 Medical Center Dr., Classrooms 3 and 4. Seating is limited so please make your reservation online at

“Normally, sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid and germs, bacteria, viruses and fungi can grow and cause an infection,” said Dr. Pahlavan. “Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include the common cold, allergic rhinitis (swelling of the lining of the nose), nasal polyps (small growths in the lining of the nose), or a deviated septum.”

At the seminar, you will learn more about the advancements in diagnostic and therapeutic treatment options, including minimally invasive sinus surgery.

H2U (Health To You) is a membership organization designed to help adults manage their health and live life to the fullest. For only $20 a year H2U members have access to valuable discounts and resources that emphasize total health and well-being. Local benefits include physician seminars, free flu shots, health newsletter, gift shop discount, hospital stay benefits and group trips. For more information go to or


About Medical Center of McKinney

Medical Center of McKinney (MCM) is a growing 260-bed hospital with a 90-year history of serving the health care needs of McKinney and the surrounding communities. Over the past several years, MCM has strengthened its medical foundations by adding two new surgical robots, a newly remodeled labor and delivery suites, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), an advanced biplane catheterization (cath) lab to treat heart rhythm disorders, and opening the McKinney Senior Health Clinic, which is designed specifically for individuals over the age of 65 on Medicare. Medical Center of McKinney is part of the HCA North Texas Division of hospitals. Medical Center of McKinney recently expanded its services to the community with the addition of a new off-campus emergency department at U.S. Highway 380 and Custer Road. For more information, visit