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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7 p.m.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

Andrea Herbert, MD

Your Health/Maryland Public TV: Sinus Infections

Monday, August 26th, 2019, 7 pm

On Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection “Your Health” show on Monday, August 26th at 7pm

For many, the symptoms are all too familiar: pain and pressure in the face on either side of the nose, or forehead, fever, congestion and cough. Before you know it, what you thought was a cold has turned into a sinus infection. More than 30 million people in the United States experience sinus infections; for some, they are a chronic condition that seriously impacts their quality of life.

On Monday, August 26, Dr. Andrea Herbert an assistant professor otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will explain what causes sinus infections and how doctors typically treat them. Dr. Hebert, who treats patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will also talk about what you can do to help prevent them.

Do you have a general question about sinus infections? During the show, call 1-800-926-0629 or email your question to