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Otosclerosis

Otosclerosis

A disorder of the middle ear that causes progressive deafness. Otosclerosis is often inherited. CAUSES AND INCIDENCE Otosclerosis occurs when, for unknown reasons, an overgrowth of bone immobilizes the stapes (the innermost bone of...

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Winter flavors

How can I wake up the flavors of the same old winter dishes? One of the quickest ways to enhance and balance the flavors of any dish — even in the middle of winter...

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Otitis media

Inflammation of the middle ear (the cavity between the eardrum and the inner ear). CAUSES The inflammation occurs as the result of an upper respiratory tract infection (such as a cold) extending up the...

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Morning Becomes You

Forget the early bird and the proverbial worm. New research suggests that all kinds of surprising health improvements may be the morning person’s real rewards. In a recent study, Timothy H. Monk, PhD, a...

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