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May 3, 2010

 

MAY IS...
 -- CFS/CFIDS Awareness Day & Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
 12th May
-- National (U.S.) Mental Health Month visit the Mental Health America site for information: http://www.nmha.org/ "Live Your Life Well" http://bit.ly/b4wHlb
-- May is Lupus Awareness Month - Learn about Lupus -Lupus Foundation of America site: http://www.lupus.org/ | http://www.causes.com/causes/1510 | http://www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/lupus-awareness-month.html 
-- 9-17 May is European Congenital Heart Awareness Week
-- Psych Week : Awareness for Mental Disorders http://tinyurl.com/27nu3vx
-- May is Better Sleep Month - Get some sleep tips at The Better Sleep Council: http://www.bettersleep.org/OnBetterSleep/sleep-tips.asp
-- May is American Stroke Month: ...Every Minute Matters!
 http://bit.ly/cp1VkF Heart Attack Warning Signs 
Stroke Warning Signs Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs
-- May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month U.S.
National High Blood Pressure Education Program 
National Heart Lung & Blood Institute: http://bit.ly/cjXJrd Heart and Vascular Diseases Lung Diseases Blood Diseases Educational Materials 
-- BloodPressure Awareness Find out if you are at risk.  
www.heartandstroke.ca/bp 
http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/hs_bp2.asp?media=bp
-- May is Better Hearing & Speech Month - The Communication Health of an Aging America: http://bit.ly/bS9yvN  www.asha.org/bhsm  
Warning signs of speech, language, and hearing problems http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/04/prweb3924764.htm
-- Water Safety Month: To learn how you can protect children from drowning, go to www.joshuamemorial.org  
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  Most of the above came from http://twitter.com/Care_Aware 

Dec 7, 2009
Abnormal ear noises, ear ringing, buzzing, roaring, and pulsitile sounds are sometimes perceived when no sound is present and is medically called tinnitus.
Tinnitus can arise in any section of the ear.
Tinnitus is often accompanied by hearing loss.
Causes of Ringing in Ears
---  *Meniere's Disease
---  Ear infection
---  Fluid in the ears
---  Medications (both Prescription and Non-prescription, notably aspirin and other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (**NSAIDs)
---  Aging (***Presbycusis)
---  Ear trauma (such as from the noise of planes, firearms, or loud music)
---  Rarely, aneurysm or an acoustic neuroma (a benign tumour on the acoustic nerve).
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For a description of the anatomy of the ear, see MedicineNet.com's The Anatomy of Hearing and Balance article
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***Presbycusis: Age-related hearing loss with gradually progressive inability to hear, especially high frequency sounds. Presbycusis most often occurs in both ears. Because the loss of hearing is so gradual, people with presbycusis may not realize that their hearing is diminishing. They may have trouble distinguishing and understanding conversation in a noisy setting.
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**NSAID: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
commonly prescribed for the inflammation of arthritis and other body tissues, e.g. tendinitis, bursitis. 
NSAIDs include aspirin, indomethacin (Indocin), ibuprofen (Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and nabumetone (Relafen).
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*Meuniere's disease: Also called idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops.
It is a disorder of the flow of fluids of the inner ear. Cause is unknown.

 

 
 
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