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Q&A: CPAP Machine; Black Lung; Zika Virus

Q. How important is it to regularly clean a CPAP device? I recently started using one, but haven’t cleaned it yet.
A. It is important that CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines are regularly cleaned, since this limits any bacteria buildup within the machine, and also helps to preserve the silicone

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

Vertigo: Symptoms Call for Screening and Treatment

Vertigo: Symptoms Call for Screening and Treatment

What is vertigo? It’s caused by vestibular (balance) system disorders that originate in the inner ear, where balance is regulated. Vertigo symptoms can lead you to three types of the condition:

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): This occurs when tiny calcium crystals in the utricle (one of the structures of the

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

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