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Medical Mysteries: Doctors puzzled by woman’s dizziness and amplified body sounds

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post, November 24, 2014

‘That’s it — I’m done,” Rachel Miller proclaimed, the sting of the neurologist’s judgment fresh as she recounted the just-concluded appointment to her husband. Whatever was wrong with her, Miller decided after that 2009 encounter, she was not willing to risk additional humiliation by seeing another doctor who might dismiss her problems as psychosomatic.

Medical Mysteries: Doctors puzzled by woman’s dizziness and amplified body sounds

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post, November 24, 2014

‘That’s it — I’m done,” Rachel Miller proclaimed, the sting of the neurologist’s judgment fresh as she recounted the just-concluded appointment to her husband. Whatever was wrong with her, Miller decided after that 2009 encounter, she was not willing to risk additional humiliation by seeing another doctor who might dismiss her problems as psychosomatic.

Pediatric Concussion and Other Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant problem in the US pediatric population. Although some TBIs are mild, others can be more serious, even severe. Are you familiar with the signs and symptoms of TBI? How can you most efficiently determine the type and severity of injury and initiate appropriate treatment?

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AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guideline: Tinnitus

Posted by Kerrie Denner

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has released the first ever multi-disciplinary, evidence-based clinical practice guideline to improve the diagnosis and management of tinnitus, the perception of sound—often ringing—without an external sound source. The guideline was published today in the journal Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

New test detects concussion impairments that may be overlooked

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Jack Kelly / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a simple new test that can detect symptoms of a concussion current tests often miss.

The new test concerns the vestibular ocular system, which is responsible for integrating vision, balance and movement. It’s what allows us to keep our eyes focused and stable when we move our head around. It’s located in the vestibulum of the inner ear.

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