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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.

source: The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

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.

source: Kaiser Health News

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.

source: BBC

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.

source: U.S. News & World Report

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...

source: The Washington Post

Due to website maintenance, there will be no edition of The ENT Advocate this week. For the latest legislative and political updates, visit www.entnet.org/advocacy or follow the legislative advocacy team on Twitter at @AAOHNSGovtAffrs.



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