Some tech companies, hospitals and laboratories are intentionally blocking the electronic exchange of health information because they fear that they will lose business if they share information on patients with competing providers.
While it's clear that second opinions can help individual patients make better medical decisions, there's little hard data showing that second opinions lead to better health results overall.
A few hours exposure to loud music can damage hearing, causing the condition Tinnitus, a chronic ringing sound in the ears. Recent research by the Tinnitus Clinic in London found that noise levels recorded inside night clubs and bars were between 85-100 decibels.
Ed Steger's last meal was a bowl of soup in Las Vegas. "I remember it all too clearly, as if it were yesterday," he says. But it wasn't yesterday — it was 2006.
Academy Member Dennis C. Fitzgerald, MD, is quoted. A perilymph fistula is a tear or defect in the small, thin membranes that normally separate the air-filled middle ear from the inner ear, which is filled with a fluid called perilymph. When a fistula forms, tiny amounts...
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