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  • What can be done for Bell’s palsy?

    Posted on 2018-01-15

    Treatment involves steroids taken by mouth for at least 14 days and sometimes antiviral medication as well. On rare occasions, if the weakness is particularly severe, surgery may be performed to decompress the nerve and allow it to swell. Primary care providers, nurse practitioners, and emergency room doctors are not trained to manage Bell’s palsy.

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  • Nasal Polyps: Symptoms and Treatment

    Posted on 2018-01-01

    Nasal polyps are painless, soft, fleshy and noncancerous growths that develop in the lining of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Conditions like asthma, cystic fibrosis, allergies, recurring infection, drug sensitivity or certain immune disorders can trigger the chronic inflammation in the nasal passages which increases the risk of developing nasal polyps.

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  • Cold weather and hearing loss

    Posted on 2017-12-01

    Exposure to cold weather conditions can increase the risk of hearing loss. Cold weather can cause abnormal growth of bone in the outer ear canal, the medical term for abnormal bony growth is exostosis and commonly known as swimmer’s or surfer’s ear.

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  • Winter Allergies

    Posted on 2017-11-15

    Allergies can be triggered by several factors. Seasonal changes in the weather are commonly known to cause people to suffer from symptoms like headaches, irritated eyes and a runny nose. Winter time weather can bring cold, dry air causing people to suffer from colds, sinusitis and other allergic reactions.

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  • Fall Allergies and Ragweed Pollen

    Posted on 2017-11-01

    Fall allergy season is right around the corner and fall allergy triggers are different, If you have nasal symptoms (such as stuffiness, drainage, itching, or sneezing) or eye symptoms (such as itching or watering), you may be a candidate for the newest allergy treatment option for Ragweed allergy or “hay fever”.

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  • Browlift Surgery‎

    Posted on 2017-10-02

    Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures: With the passage of time our brows tend to fall and we can develop wrinkles on our forehead.

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  • Hearing loss and Loud Music

    Posted on 2017-09-15

    The 2 main factors to hearing damages are how loud and how long. If there is a ringing in your ear after listening to loud music for too long, then you have been around loud music for too long. However, even without this symptom or ear pain, there still may be potential hearing loss.

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  • Does your job put you at risk for hearing loss?

    Posted on 2017-09-01

    One of the main causes of hearing loss is constantly being around excessively loud noise levels. Being that some professions are unquestionably louder than others, these employees are at a higher risk of hearing loss due to overexposure.

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  • Musicians Hearing Loss and Prevention

    Posted on 2017-08-15

    It has been said since the beginning of classic rock that if the music is too loud, then you are too old. However, with the evidence that professional musicians are almost four times more likely to experience hearing loss, it may be smart to be weary of loud music.

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  • When to get a hearing test?

    Posted on 2017-08-01

    You are not alone if you are worried that you might have hearing loss. Hearing loss can come from many things, including being around loud noises for too long. However, many people lose their hearing simply because of age. In fact, almost 25% of Americans between ages 65 and 74 have a hearing problem, as well as over 50% of Americans over age 75.

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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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