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Tinnitus Week

February 5-11 is Tinnitus Week. For the second year, the American Tinnitus Association has joined forces with the British Tinnitus Association, Tinnitus Research Initiative and TinnitusHub to help raise global awareness of tinnitus and how it impacts millions around the … Continue reading

Can You Lose Your Sense of Smell?

What if you couldn’t stop and smell the roses? A condition known medically as anosmia is just that – an inability to perceive odors. Anosmia can be partial or complete and, while rarely the symptom of a serious condition, can … Continue reading

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What is an Ear Infection?

Known medically as otitis media, an ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear. It is the result of fluid becoming trapped behind the eardrum, usually because of a virus or bacteria. While anyone of any age can develop … Continue reading

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EpiPens May Last Past Their Expiration Date

How can EpiPens continue to be effective? A new study from the University of California, San Diego found that expired auto-injectors can still be used in emergency situations. If you are one of the many people in Portland who suffers … Continue reading

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Medication-Free Allergy Treatment?

If you are like most Portlanders, you have been suffering from allergies most of your life. This means you have also been taking over-the-counter as well as prescription medications to control your symptoms. What if I could tell you that … Continue reading

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Halloween and Food Allergies

When there is only rain in the seven-day forecast and pumpkin spiced everything in the grocery store you know fall is really here. For those who have children with food allergies, the start of fall means one thing – Halloween … Continue reading

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The Importance of Hearing Aids

Are you one of the nearly 48 million people in Portland, Oregon or throughout the country with hearing loss? If so, are you one of the nearly 80 percent who choose not to use their hearing aid? I thought so. … Continue reading

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a form of dizziness characterized by the feeling that you or your environment is moving or spinning, despite the lack of any actual movement. This sensation is brought on by disturbances in the inner ear or the brain. … Continue reading

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May Was Better Hearing & Speech Month

How is it already June? With May gone in a flash, you may have missed Better Hearing & Speech Month. This month-long campaign is designed to raise awareness for hearing loss and speech problems. It was originally created in 1927 … Continue reading

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Are Cotton Swabs Dangerous?

You were taught in school about the dangers of smoking, drinking, getting in cars with strangers etcetera, etcetera. But where was the public service announcement about the dangers of sticking something soft and fluffy in your ear? That’s right, I’m … Continue reading

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