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More engaged, assertive and confident: Lucy’s bone-anchored hearing story

Lucy Brown is an active 12-year-old who has just been accepted into her middle school’s medical program and dreams of one day becoming an ear, nose and throat doctor as well as a member of the Olympic gymnastics team. Perhaps the only difference between her and the other Level 8 USA gymnasts she competes against… Read More »

‘I began pulling out my hair at a young age’ – musician shares her story of trichotillomania

The 23-year-old, who is currently in her final year at BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music) in Dublin and is hoping one day to be a secondary school teacher, says she has felt anxious for as long as she can remember and this was possibly triggered by the death of her mother when she was… Read More »

Alex Trebek’s ‘near remission’ story serves as a reminder: Beware celebrity health news

In People magazine’s latest cover story, Alex Trebek said his advanced pancreatic cancer is in “near remission.” People portrayed this as a dramatic turnaround: When Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer three months ago, fans were shocked. But now the beloved Trebek has good news to share: He’s in “near… Read More »

Tinnitus and meditation: A success story

When I was first diagnosed with tinnitus and Meniere’s disease, I thought my life was over. Glenn Schweitzer A mountain of pain and suffering stood before me and I could see nothing else. My ears screamed all the time and the spikes were unbearable. I was dizzy, struggling with hearing loss, intermittently incapacitated by vertigo… Read More »