Month: February 2022

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Case Presentation – Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

By: Dr. Courtney Voelker A 52-year-old male presented to his primary care physician complaining of 2 days of right-sided hearing loss and a “roaring” right-sided tinnitus. There were no obvious inciting factors and the patient reports he first noticed hearing loss upon awakening 2 days prior. The patient denied any associated otalgia, otorrhea, or vertigo but did report some right-sided aural pressure. He felt that his hearing loss may have been due to cerumen impaction as he had been prone …

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Pacific Head and Neck Founder’s Message

By: Chester Griffiths At Pacific Head and Neck, we are looking forward to the post-pandemic in-person landscape to offer innovative solutions for providers and their patients. Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery is a unique surgical subspecialty encompassing the diseases in children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. We offer office-based medical treatments or surgical treatments. As a result of the pandemic, we have utilized remote Telemedicine Care for our patient interactions but have all missed the …

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Diets High in Flavonoids May Help People with Parkinson’s Live Longer

Republished from MayoHealthClinic.org In the Journal Neurology, researchers from Penn State University, Harvard, and Queens’ University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, leveraged data from two long-range studies — the Nurses Health Study (NHS) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS) — to analyze the effects of diet on longevity in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Specifically, researchers chose to examine the effect of flavonoids on mortality in PD patients. Flavonoids are plant-derived molecules found naturally in fruits, vegetables, and common beverages such as tea and red wine. The metabolites of flavonoids can cross …

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Black History Month: Medical Pioneers

February is Black History Month, and we’re excited to celebrate alongside you. The contributions, commitment, diligence, and perseverance of these African American medical pioneers is inspiring to many. This list highlights notable figures who have developed medical breakthroughs in medicine.      Rebecca Lee Crumpler, MD (1831–1895) Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African American woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. Crumpler was born in Delaware in 1831. In the 1850s there was no formal school where …

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