Archive for December 2013

Cause and treatment of dizziness in Oriental medicine

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Lee Sung-hun

Dizziness is a condition that occurs when a patient feels motion even though they and their surroundings are not moving. Much like headaches, many people encounter dizziness in their daily lives. Dizziness includes normal physiological reactions to external stimuli such as going up a high building and motion-sickness, as well as those caused by life-threatening illnesses such as brain tumors and strokes. I do see a fair number of patients who visit the clinic due to dizziness, but it is not a straight-forward procedure to diagnose the root causes because dizziness is a common symptom for various illnesses.

CU Researchers May Have Discovered a Plan to Disable Meniere's Disease

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine may have figured out what causes Meniere's disease and how to attack it. According to Carol Foster, MD, from the department of otolaryngology and Robert Breeze, MD, a neurosurgeon, there is a strong association between Meniere's disease and conditions involving temporary low blood flow in the brain such as migraine headaches.

NIDCD 25th Anniversary

Posted by Kerrie Denner

NIDCD Celebrates 25 Years of Supporting Research that Improves the Lives of People with Communication Disorders

October 28, 2013, marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of the NIDCD, and 25 fruitful years of funding research in its mission areas of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. During these years, NIDCD-supported scientists have made astonishing advances and numerous discoveries that have had a powerful impact on the health and quality of life of the American people. Here are some highlights of the past 25 years.

Stop the World from Spinning

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Imagine walking down the street when you suddenly hear a roaring in one ear and everything around you begins to violently spin. You might drop to your knees, unable to control the overwhelming dizziness and nausea that is likely to keep you confined to a dark, quiet room for several hours or more until it gets better. Even worse, now that it has happened, you will never know when, or if, it will happen again.


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