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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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  • What causes itchy ears and how to find relief?

    Posted on 2017-07-01

    Itchy ears can stem from a number of situations: Dry skin If your ears don’t produce enough wax, your ear skin can become dry and itchy. You may even notice flaking skin coming from the ear.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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