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Treating Tinnitus with Mindfulness

2015-04-25 11:36
treating tinnitus with mindfulness

When it comes to treating tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, patients and physicians alike are faced with a limited number of options. A new small study suggests that mindfulness can be a novel way to approach this life-altering condition.

Approximately 50 million Americans and millions more around the world live with a phantom noise that can range from a low hiss or ringing to a loud roar or squeal.

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Chronic infant ear infections may hinder speech development

2015-04-11 09:23
Chronic infant ear infections may hinder speech development

Although ear infections are common in infants, frequent and severe ear infections can lead to other health problems.

Three-fourths of babies will get at least one ear infection before they reach their first birthday, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But Dr.

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Ear infections in kids are costly

2014-01-13 19:19
A child suffering from an ear infection

Kids suffer from a lot of ear infections and the costs are high. Ear infections in kids can be a very troubling problem with associated fevers and the need to stay home in bed. A realization of how high the costs are in dealing with ear infections in kids should alert us to how widespread the problem is and the need for more aggressive manners to try to prevent these infections.

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Taking birth control long term could mean get your eyes checked

2013-11-18 19:09
Eye check

In a first study of its kind, researchers link eye disease that can lead to blindness to long-term use of birth control pills.

New findings suggest women may be risking eye disease when they take birth controls pills for more than 3-years. The study is the first of its kind that also highlights the importance of women having regular eye exams who choose to use oral contraceptives long-term.

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