Category Archives: News

Living with single-sided deafness

Single-sided deafness (SSD) is a condition in which a person has lost hearing in one ear, but can still hear with the other ear. It’s also known as unilateral hearing loss.  A number of medical conditions can causesingle-sided deafness, also known asunilateral hearing loss. We were designed to have two ears for a reason—the brain uses… Read More »

A new therapy for osteoporosis: Romosozumab

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become porous (less dense) and weaker. It affects 10 million people in the United States: approximately eight million women and two million men. As bone weakens, people are more likely to experience fractures, especially in the spine, hip, and forearm. This causes pain, diminishes a person’s ability to… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: Skipping this meal even once a week may increase your risk says study

Type 2 diabetes is a life-long condition that requires daily upkeep to prevent the condition from spiralling. The condition occurs when poor insulin production fails to control rising blood sugar levels. If left untreated, the condition can pose serious health risks including stroke and heart disease. Neglecting certain activities can greatly increase the risk of… Read More »

Senate surprise billing legislation would cut pay for hospitals and doctors, budget office finds

Payment rates to doctors and hospitals could fall by as much as 20% on average nationally under a bill making its way through the Senate, according to a projection published Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office. The bill, the Lower Health Care Costs Act, advanced out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee… Read More »