An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which causes a person to perceive noise in one or both ears when no external sound exists. The noise can occur intermittently or persistently and can interfere with sleep and concentration, and has been linked with stress and depression. The condition is
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Q. Can you recommend any self-help measures that will help ease whiplash syndrome?
A. Whiplash injuries occur when the head is jolted beyond its normal range of motion, resulting in damage to the soft tissue (the muscles, ligaments and tendons) of the neck. Vehicle collisions are a major cause of whiplash
Learn how to follow a Meniere’s disease diet to help better control your symptoms naturally.
As many as 36 million Americans, including 30 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 74, report some degree of hearing loss. It can happen suddenly, but more often it is gradual.
“As we age, hearing loss begins to occur,” says Joseph Montano, EdD, associate professor of audiology at
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important that you can recognize the signs of a heart problem. Symptoms of heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart failure sometimes overlap.
But if you’re at risk for any
Balance is defined as the ability to maintain the body’s center of mass over its base of support. This is achieved by a complex interplay of input to the brain from our eyes, our muscles and joints, and the vestibular organs in our inner ear.
Even in the absence of other
Many people with diabetes do not even know they have it, according to The National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Approximately 29 million Americans have the disease and almost 28 percent are undiagnosed, with the biggest group being those age 65 and older.
Slow walking speed and memory complaints can predict dementia
A new test that measures walking speed and identifies cognitive complaints can help better predict dementia, says a study in the journal Neurology. The test helps to identify motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR), a condition characterized by both slow walking and cognitive
An Association Found Between Hearing Loss and Anemia
According to research coming out of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, in 2014 approximately 15 percent of adults reported difficulty with hearing. Researchers evaluated associations between hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and found that it increased the odds of
Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA), a common and easily treated condition that results from a lack of sufficient iron in the body, has been found to impact hearing ability in some people. In a recent study, researchers discovered that, while 1.6 percent of the general population has hearing loss, 3.4 percent of