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Allergies may seem like a seasonal annoyance, but for some people, they can be a year-round danger. A new study finds there might be a way to help at least a few of these people relieve some of their symptoms through a pill made of dust mites

source: ABC News

In the emergency room, patients may expect doctors to call all the shots about tests and treatments. But increasingly, ER physicians are asking patients to participate more in critical decisions about care, such as whether to opt for surgery or undergo a scan with radiation...

source: The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

Taking a stance sharply at odds with most American public health officials, a major British medical organization urged smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes, saying they are the best hope in generations for people addicted to tobacco cigarettes to quit.

source: The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

Academy Member Stephanie Teng, MD, is mentioned. The surgeons were almost three hours into their work on their extravagantly tattooed patient, Dustin E. Kirby, when they started the first cut through his jaw. Almost 10 years after he was shot through the mouth, Kirby, a...

source: The New York Times Magazine (tiered subscription model)

Academy Member Darius Kohan, MD, is quoted. Nearly 13 percent of U.S. workers suffer from at least some hearing loss, a new federal government study finds. And 2 percent of the more than 1.4 million workers tested across nine industry sectors between 2003 and 2012 had "moderate...

source: HealthDay News via CBS News

Academy Members Clark A. Rosen, MD; Paul C. Bryson, MD, and Lee M. Akst, MD, are quoted. A growing number of facilities in the country are dedicated to improving care for voice problems. As treatments advance, voice specialists said, more people are finding remedies for...

source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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