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Emotional Issues are a Potential Problem for Teens who Suffer from Concussions

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Teens dealing with the after effects of a concussion can go through a variety of painful problems, ranging from dizziness to headaches and even memory loss. Now, a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky in Lexington found that those who are sensitive to light or noise following recovery from the health issue may also be at an increased risk for anxiety and even depression.

9 Summer Survival Tools When You Have a Chronic Illness

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Lisa Copen, Founder of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week and Rest Ministries

It's summertime! And it seems everyone must be playing beach volleyball or experiencing their perfect vacation. It is easy for the chronically ill person to feel left out. Those of us with illness aren't supposed to be in the sun, we can't always have that sip of wine, and traveling can seem impossible--even if it is just a daytime outing.

It doesn't have to be this way, however. With a few tools and preparation summertime can be full of a few fresh memories that will make you smile when you look at your photos this winter.

Protect Your Ears This July 4!

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Tara Guastella, Hearing Loss Resources

The Fourth of July is a great time for barbecues, trips to the beach, and spending time with friends and family. But fireworks and firecrackers, ubiquitous to many Independence Day celebrations, not only are a potential fire hazard, they also can do permanent damage to one's ears.

The BRAINet Synapse

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Tarvez Tucker, MD, is a neurologist at the OHSU Brain Institute. In this article Dr. Tucker discusses “The Collision Syndrome: Football, Warfare, and Late Effects of TBI.”

When you can’t get off the boat

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Celeste Queen and Sheryl Wilkinson belong to an exclusive club.

There is no secret handshake or initiation fees. They certainly did not sign up to join. There are no dues, unless you count suffering.

They even talk about getting T-shirts that say: “WE ROCK!” Below, in parentheses, they would read: “(But We Don’t Want To).”

The two Macon women have Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS). Most folks will have to Google that and have no idea June is MdDS Awareness Month.

The Danger of Falling Down

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Kimball Forbes, MCD

One of our greatest goals as hearing and balance specialists is to help prevent our patients from falling down. Part of the inner ear is the balance system and since we are balance specialists, our great desire is to prevent falls.

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