Gerontology & Geriatrics

Physical therapy linked to drop in falls for patients with dizziness

For patients presenting with dizziness, receipt of physical therapy (PT) within three months is associated with a reduced risk for subsequent falls, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...

Medical research

Stem cell studies tune into hearing regeneration

A deafened adult cannot recover the ability to hear, because the sensory hearing cells of the inner ear don't regenerate after damage. In two new studies, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences ...


Obesity plays key role in children's sleep apnea

Obesity and older age are significant predictors of the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Health found.

Oncology & Cancer

Coexisting conditions impact survival in oral cancer

For patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma, excluding the effects of coexisting conditions can lead to underestimation or overestimation of survival, according to a study published online July 10 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...

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