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Understanding acoustic neuromas

Acoustic neuromas are rare, benign brain tumors that develop on the eighth cranial nerve, known as the vestibulocochlear nerve. This nerve leads from your inner ear to the brain and is responsible for hearing and balance. Acoustic neuromas are also known asvestibular schwannomas. According to the National Organization of Rare Diseases (NORD), these slow-growing tumors occur… Read More »

Understanding U=U Could End the Global HIV Epidemic

Fantastic development? Most definitely. Functional cure? Not so much. ♦◊♦ Keeping all this in mind underscores how remarkable Prevention Access Campaign’s Bruce Richman’s groundbreaking work on the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) is. Richman is executive director and founded Prevention Access Campaign which came up with the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) message. In the three years since… Read More »

Presbycusis: Understanding age-related hearing loss

If a hearing healthcare professional diagnoses you with presbycusis, congratulations: You’ve lived long enough to develop age-related hearing loss and you’re in good company. About one-third of adults between 65 and 70 have some degree of hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. About half of all people 75 and older… Read More »