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Health Topics - Head & Neck

Ergonomics Makeover: Make sure your job “fits” you

Sitting all day can be hazardous to your health — and possibly your livelihood....

The Zika Virus: A possible link between this virus and a serious birth defect has left the global community reeling. So, should we be panicking?

The headlines blare with all the subtlety of a punch to the gut....

Time is Brain: Short but serious, mini-strokes deserve 9-1-1 attention

You’re watching TV in your favorite chair when, suddenly, you feel strange. Your right arm goes numb, and you drop the remote control. You try to call to your spouse, but you can’t find the words. After a few frightening minutes, the problems go away and you feel normal again. A visit to the emergency room confirms it: You’ve just had a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or mini-stroke. ...

Taming the Tempest in the Brain: Her life crippled by epilepsy, woman seeks treatments, gets stern support from family

Tiffany Penn had waited for this day. Each morning, one of the 15 kindergarteners in the 6-year-old’s class got to feed a turtle, and now it was her turn....

Super Bug: Antibiotic-resistant ear infections

News that links a life-saving pneumococcal vaccine for children to an antibiotic-resistant superbug has worried and confused parents across the country....