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2014-05-06 08:33:47

NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an article published in the May 2014 issue of Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Andrew Jacono, M.D., F.A.C.S., director of the New York Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, reveals his signature vertical neck lift surgery. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140505/84548 The article details Dr. Jacono's technique, an extended deep plane facelift in which the neck skin and its underling muscles (the SMAS-platysma...

2014-05-05 08:27:24

Congenital Deafblindness is Robbing 6-year-old of Sight and Sound PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents' worst nightmares are that something is wrong with their children. In the case of Henry Norton, his parents, Kim and Philip, knew from birth he was deaf but at age 5 Henry started losing his vision. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140504/83963 Henry has Usher Syndrome Type 2c: hereditary deafblindness. Usher Syndrome is rare, but Type 2c is rarer...

2014-05-03 23:01:19

Noting that patients are experiencing more allergy symptoms leading to worsening chronic sinusitis than ever before, Dr. Kevin Sadati has created a tip sheet to help patients understand their treatment options. Minimally invasive balloon sinus dilation is a sinus treatment option for patients throughout Newport Beach and the Orange County area who are suffering from unpleasant chronic sinus problems. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 Allergy season is on the horizon, and more people...

2014-05-02 08:25:56

TORONTO, May 2, 2014 /CNW/ - High school and elementary students across Canada are being encouraged to "dress loud" on Friday, May 2 to raise awareness for hearing loss during Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. Advocacy group VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children is encouraging students to get out their loudest, wildest, wackiest clothing on Dress Loud Day and to donate a toonie (or more) to VOICE and the cause of hearing loss awareness. Businesses are encouraged to Dress Loud at...

2014-05-01 23:12:21

Midtown Dentistry is introducing the Oral ID cancer screening system to ensure checks are fast and accurate. Screening is quick, easy and very comfortable. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Midtown Dentistry in Houston has begun an innovative new oral cancer screening program, using the Oral ID system. This is a device that uses fluorescence technology to help pick up any early signs of lesions or changes to the skin inside your mouth. The blue florescent light illuminates any cells that are abnormal...

2014-05-01 12:32:47

TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - 2014 marks the 50(th) year that VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children (VOICE) has been supporting Canadian families of children with hearing loss so they might learn to hear listen and speak. Started as a small parent advocacy group in Toronto, VOICE has grown into a national organization advocating for thousands of children with hearing loss. VOICE provides families with parent support, public education programs, advocacy for the rights of children...

2014-05-01 12:31:47

Underpenetration, Increasing Awareness and Expanded Indications Will Facilitate Moderate Market Expansion, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that hearing loss is currently under-addressed among the U.S. population, facilitating moderate growth in the hearing aid device market. Device penetration into the eligible patient pool will grow as awareness of these devices increases as a result of new...

2014-04-30 23:21:29

In observance of International Noise Awareness Day, HearingPlanet encourages Americans to be aware of dangerous noise levels and take preventative steps to avoid noise-induced hearing loss. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Today is International Noise Awareness Day, and in observation of the occasion, HearingPlanet, a leading national retailer of hearing aids, is encouraging Americans to prevent noise-induced hearing loss by being aware of dangerous noise levels, the warning signs of...

2014-04-30 23:18:46

Preliminary hearing evaluations for Lancaster PA residents concerned about their hearing health can now be accessed online at no charge on the Hearing Aid Associates website. Lancaster, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Aging is often the associated cause of hearing loss, but loss of hearing is generally a combination of things including the build up of earwax, exposure to loud noises, and the natural process of aging. People that suffer from hearing loss often find that it is a gradual process...

2014-04-30 23:18:44

Hearing evaluations for Kingsport, TN residents now provided by hearing health professionals at Beltone of the Tri-Cities for those concerned about their hearing. Kingsport, TN (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Hearing Loss is often associated with aging and is generally a combination of things including the build up of earwax, exposure to loud noises, and the natural process of aging. Typically the loss of hearing is gradual, allowing most sufferers to continue with their daily lives seemingly...


Latest Otolaryngology Reference Libraries

Tracheal Intubation
2013-04-30 13:26:36

Tracheal intubation (commonly known as intubation) is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea in order to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer oxygen or other drugs. It is commonly performed in emergency situations and critically ill or injured patients, but intubation is also used in patients who will be undergoing a lengthy surgery that requires them to be under anesthesia for a significant number of hours. In order to intubate,...

Politzerization
2012-12-31 12:28:34

In 1861 Adam Politzer of Vienna spent much time studying the air movement in the Eustachian tubes and the ear canal. He would measure the air movement by attaching a manometer, a very large gauge, to the ear canal and the pharynx. He developed an apparatus known as the Politzer bag in 1863 which is a less invasive way to clear the Eustachian tubes. Procedure Politzerization, also known as the Politzer maneuver, is a medical procedure which inserts air in the middle ear while the patient...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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