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War veterans and hearing related injuries

Just about every day we see veterans in the news who have sustained debilitating physical injuries in the war theater. We can only guess at the challenges that missing or maimed limbs impose on the lives of the afflicted and their families. However, there are also those injuries that are […]

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The website for the book is up.

The website is: What Did You Say http://what-did-you-say.net/

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Prescription Error(s)? What happened and why?

Recently I consulted a specialist regarding my iffy sinuses. The doctor suspected a chronic infection. I was put on the antibiotic amoxicillin, high dose, twice a day, for three weeks, which made sense to me. The physician mumbled the instructions to an assistant who manned the computer, and the prescription […]

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One more reason for protecting our ears: ear structures are fragile and tiny. How tiny are they?

From the outside opening to the eardrum, the external ear canal is roughly one inch long (2.5 centimeters). Beware! A cotton-tip applicator measures about 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) and a regular hairpin 2 inches (5 centimeters). By comparing the lengths of these “cleaning and itching tools” to the length of […]

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