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  • Ear Ache & Ear Pain

    Posted on 2017-04-03

    Ear pain or aches usually only effect one ear, but can occasionally happen in both. Pain can be caused by inflammation or infections in the inner or middle ear. These aches can be caused by several things like ear infections, earwax blockage or swimmer's ear.

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  • Ways to Prepare and Prevent Spring Time Allergies

    Posted on 2017-03-15

    According to studies, Memphis is one of top 12 cities with high levels of pollen. Here are several ways to properly prepare you for the upcoming seasonal changes to potentially prevent any serious allergic reactions or sinus infections.

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  • What Is Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?

    Posted on 2017-03-03

    Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is caused from an ear being exposed to excessive loud noises over normal sound levels that damage the inner ear over time. This is called perceptive (sensorineural) hearing loss. It can be immediate or happen gradually over time. There are tiny hair cells that line our ears, and once they get damaged they do not grow back. Thus, the hearing loss process begins.

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  • Eyelid Surgery

    Posted on 2017-02-15

    The appropriate term for eyelid surgery is called Blepharoplasty. This is a surgery that is known to repair droopy eyelids. As most people know, the older you get the more your skin ages as well. The skin around the eye and eyelids are very noticeable places when skin starts to age. This is a big reason blepharoplasty is becoming a more popular surgery.

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  • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

    Posted on 2017-02-01

    Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most common eye conditions people suffer from. About three million cases are diagnosed in a year in the United State. It occurs when the conjunctiva, the membrane that lines the eyelid, becomes infected.

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  • Botox and migraines

    Posted on 2017-01-15

    Botox is neurotoxins that can help treat muscle spasms, muscle stiffness, improve the appearance of wrinkles on the face and can prevent chronic headaches. Because there can be serious side effects, Botox should be prescribed by a doctor and carefully performed.

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  • Melatonin and Tinnitus

    Posted on 2017-01-04

    Tinnitus is the perception of sound, like ringing or humming, within the human ear when no actual sound is present. According to recent studies, statistics show about 15 million people in the U.S. consider their tinnitus to be a significant problem.

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  • Diabetes and Hearing Loss

    Posted on 2016-12-15

    Nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 90 to 95 percent of those people have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form and is diagnosed when the body has high levels of blood glucose and low insulin production.

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  • Types of Rhinitis

    Posted on 2016-12-01

    Types of Rhinitis: The nose is divided into two parts. The anterior is the visible, front part which is made of cartilage. The remaining part is composed of sinuses, small air-filled pockets. The four sinus cavities are the maxillary (cheek bone area), frontal (between the eyebrows), ethmoid (between the eyes) and spheroid sinus (between the center of the skull and base of the nose). When one of these pockets is infected, headaches and face pains are common symptoms.

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  • Stuffy Nose

    Posted on 2016-11-15

    It is that time of year again. You know, the time of year when the weather starts changing and it’s cooler outside, and the night comes sooner rather than later, and a hot coffee cures almost everything. Well, everything except that stuffy nose you have had all week that you just can’t seem to get rid of.

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  • Shea Ear Clinic Physicians Present Research Development
    Shea Ear Clinic Physicians Present Research Development
    Posted on May 01, 2013

    At the American Neurotology Society Spring Meeting, Dr. Brian J. McKinnon’s team presented their latest ongoing research on the development of a novel cochlear implant thin film array electrode.

  • Dr. John Shea Donates Professional Papers to Memphis Library
    Dr. John Shea Donates Professional Papers to Memphis Library
    Posted on April 15, 2013

    Throughout the course of his life, Dr. John Shea Jr. has made major historical breakthroughs and advancements in medicine. Recently, Shea donated 406 papers, including more than 300 published articles, to the Memphis Public Library’s Memphis Room..

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