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Tinnitus: Treatment and Prevention

Tinnitus: Treatment and Prevention

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

Ask the Experts: Whiplash Injuries; Vertigo Treatment; GI Diet

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

One Type of Vascular Disease Primarily Affects Women

A vascular disease called fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is much more prevalent in women than in men, according to a Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association published online Feb. 18, 2014 in the journal Circulation. In fact, among patients who have been diagnosed with FMD, 91 percent are women.

FMD can

Demystifying Meniere’s Disease

Causes of Meniere’s disease, first recognized in 1861as a disease of the inner ear rather than the brain, have eluded researchers for decades. The affliction can cause tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo, and pressure within the inner ear, but until recently, specific causes remained unclear. Now, researchers have learned that Meniere’s

Newsbriefs: Beta-Blockers; Obesity; Tinnitus; Exercise

Beta-Blockers Not Always Necessary After a Coronary Intervention.
After a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI—angioplasty and stenting), beta-blockers can lower the risk of heart attack in patients who continue to have angina or hypertension. But in older patients with stable angina and no history of heart attack or heart failure, these drugs

Defining Dizziness

Feeling lightheaded upon rising from a chair, getting nauseous in a car, experiencing a room as spinning while lying down—these are all different ways of describing dizziness. It becomes more common with age, but there is no one single reason why a person may feel dizzy.

There is, however, a unifying

Newsbriefs: Tinnitus; Good Genes

Tinnitus Linked to Noise Exposure
A new study (JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, July 21) suggests that occupational and leisure time noise exposure may correlate with tinnitus rates. About one in 10 adults in the U.S. have intermittent or persistent tinnitus, which is characterized by the perception of sounds—for example, buzzing, clicking,

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