Hearing the sound of birds again

Few medical advances are important enough to get their own day. But International Cochlear Implant Day is celebrated Feb. 25, and it’s worth taking a minute to understand why many…

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Cold, flu or allergies?

Many of us are still in a celebratory mood after ringing in the New Year. But for others, it’s been a real struggle trying to get some relief from runny…

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Let’s loop San Antonio

An estimated 36 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Even when using the best hearing aids, some…

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When recreation becomes deadly

The popularity of all-terrain vehicles, golf carts and other recreational vehicles is on the rise across the country. So is the number of riders — many of them children —…

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The ABCs of ACL injuries

With the days getting shorter and fall temperatures starting to drop, one painful Texas tradition unfortunately is heating up. The incidence of knee injuries in sports, particularly a devastating anterior…

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Pain 101 for musicians (and others)

Editor’s note: This blog post by Arlyn Thobaben, a physical therapist at University Health System (and former professional musician) first appeared on the web site musicianshealthcollective.com. Pain can be difficult and…

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