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Mass. Eye and Ear in the News 2008

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Hard to Hear at Holiday Parties, Blame Your Brain
Dec. 29, 2008 - (Associated Press) - It's almost New Year's Eve, a time for plunging into boisterous crowds bathed in loud music. And for some of us, that means turning to an old friend and hearing things like this: "Did you know (BOOM-da-da-BOOM) went over (Bob! You look wonder-) so she said (clink-clink) and then I (Here, have another one) what would you do?" Huh? Too noisy to hear! But wait — how come these younger people understood what she said? What's wrong with your ears? Actually, part of the problem may be your brain.

The Perils of Sneezing: Stiffness to Carwrecks
Dec. 22, 2008 - (ABC News) - It might have been just another summer day at the office. But when Erina Ramly of Chestnut Hill, Mass., felt a tickle in her nose as she headed to the cubicle of a co-worker, she did not imagine that what happened next would lead to excruciating pain.

If I Had - A Baby With Chronic Tearing - Dr. Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Insider Medicine

As we age, is the pattern of hearing loss different for men and women? boston.com

You Think It's Mucus, but It's Not abcnews.go.com

If I Knew Then - Dr. Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Encourages Medical Students to Find Mentors Insider Medicine

10 Baffling Medical Conditions abcnews.go.com

Hope in the Air boston.com

A Less-Invasive Glaucoma Procedure online.wsj.com

What’s happening at the West End House The Allston-Brighton TAB

Management of Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinal Physician

The Unappreciated, Holding Our Lives in Balance nytimes.com

In the Spotlight - Dr. Daniel Deschler, MD, FACS, Harvard Medical School, Discusses Post-Surgery Voice Reconstruction Insider Medicine

Losing Your Voice: 5 Myths for Remedies abcnews.go.com

Use Vision To Your Best Ability www.southshoresenior.com

If I have trouble hearing in one ear, is it dangerous? boston.com

Jackson Has 'Floating Woman's Syndrome abcnews.go.com

Thyroid Cancer www.wtvq.com

Medical Mystery? Eyes Clamped Shut abcnews.go.com

If I Knew Then - Dr. Matthew Gardiner, MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, on Considering a Specialty Insider Medicine

If I Had - Dry Eye - Dr. Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School Insider Medicine

If I Had - Moderate Myopia - Dr. Roberto Pineda, MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School Insider Medicine

Seeing what they hear, to better understand ourselves Harvard Gazette

Prompt treatment can restore some hearing lowellsun.com

Sudden hearing loss has few symptoms and its cause is a mystery lowellsun.com

Physician Focus, August 2008: Age-Related Eye Diseases MMS Podcasts

Protecting Little Ears From Their iPods online.wsj.com

Facing cancer puts lump in throat BostonHerald.com

Stressing humanitarianism and service Taunton Daily Gazette

Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision www.healthday.com

The trained eye www.lowellsun.com

In the Clinic - Dr. Roland Eavey, MD, Discusses the Initial Approach to Treating Microtia Insider Medicine

Profile Dr. Judah Folkman PBS/ Nova ScienceNow

Is there any way to prevent ear infections after swimming? Boston.com

Corneal Transplant Technique Shows Promise in Children Innovations Report

Lab for Hearing Research Celebrates 50th Harvard Medical School Focus

Local physician receives award from Research to Prevent Blindness wickedlocal.com

Kennedy's Voice Draws Attention to Rare Disorder - RFK Jr.'s Public Speeches Piqued Curiosity about His Vocal Cords abcnews.go.com

Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary nurse awarded Norman Knight Clinical Practice Excellence Award wickedlocal.com

Worst Ways to Put Out Your Eyes abcnews.go.com

Officials warn of fireworks danger boston.com

Dana Receives $35k Grant wickedlocal.com

Sinus Infection Causes Vision Loss for Teen abcnews.go.com

How Can I Prevent Sinus Infections? abcnews.go.com

Are There Any Effective Ways To Treat Sinus Infections Using Alternative Medicine? abcnews.go.com

Professorship Announced in Hearing Research Harvard Medical School Focus

Multicenter Clinical Trial Compares Effectiveness, Side Effects of Common Treatments for Sudden Deafness www.nidcd.nih.gov

What Causes Sinus Infections And What Are The Most Common Symptoms Of Sinus Infections? ABCnews.com

How Do I Tell The Difference Between A Head Cold And A Sinus Infection? ABCnews.com

When Should I Call My Doctor About A Sinus Infection? ABCnews.com

There’s More to Ears Than Just Wax NYTimes.com

Bone-Assisted Aids Can Double Hearing Discovery Channel

Is Lasik Surgery Safe? NECN.com

Diabetes Seems to Heighten Glaucoma Risk US News and World Report

Altered Viruses Reversed Progressive Blindness, Studies Say washingtonpost.com

Gene Therapy May Improve Vision in Patients With Rare Blindness bloomberg.com

Will Gene Therapy Finally Work? forbes.com

Diabetes seems to heighten glaucoma risk Baxter Bulletin

From Boston to Burma, with vision Boston.com

Solid showing for region's runners Daily News Transcript-Norwood,MA

Going the distance Daily News Transcript-Norwood,MA

Soldier Running Marathon For Fallen Comrade thebostonchannel.com

Skateboarding Accident 7 News Boston

Skateboarding Accident (video) 7 News Boston

Running The Marathon For Mom wbz.com

Five Home Remedy No-No's cbsnews.com

A sinus sufferer chooses surgeryBoston.com

Beverly woman optimistic about optical treatment BostonHerald.com

High-tech retinal implant: How it works, how it’s evolved BostonHerald.com

Eyes on prize: Visionary device gives hope, 20-year high-tech project aims to restore sight, boost quality of life BostonHerald.com

Detecting Eye Disease Early www.technologyreview.com

Eye injury helps brother focus on beautiful future BostonHerald.com

Dr. Eavey discusses what he would do if he had a child with microtia Insider Medicine

On Mat, He Sees Success Boston.com

Indications for the Excimer Laser - Dr. Roberto Pineda Insider Medicine

If I Had - A Penetrating Eye Injury - Dr. Matthew Gardiner, MD Insider Medicine

If I Knew Then - Dr. Reza Dana, MD Insider Medicine

After surgery for his apnea, Hansen works on solid rest Boston.com

Sleep disorder can tire you out BostonHerald.com

Awakening for Hansen-Breathes easy after apnea diagnosis BostonHerald.com

Refreshed Hansen bursting with energy mlb.com

Fatty Acid Drops Reverse Clinical Signs of Dry Eye in Mice Medpagetoday.com

Fatty Acids Beneficial in Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome Newswise.com

Eight Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy FoxNews.com

If I Knew Then - Dr. Roberto Pineda, MD Insider Medicine

Eat Different Colours and Types of Fruit and Veg Mirror.co.uk

Treating Colds NECN

If I Had - Loss in Sense of Smell - Dr. Eric Holbrook, MD Insider Medicine

In the Spotlight - Dr. Roland Eavey, MD Insider Medicine

Taste/Smell Disorders Healthline

Nathan can walk and see www.nationnews.com

Dr. Miller discusses AMD in video posted on Insider Medicine Insider Medicine