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Listen Up: Hearing Aids May Do More Than Just Treat Hearing Loss

Age-related hearing loss is rarely dramatic, happening slowly over time, robbing older people of snippets of conversation and leaving them unable to filter out background noise as well as they once could. Early signs can include routinely cranking up the TV volume and having trouble with phone dialogue. Left untreated, hearing loss can lead to… Read More »

Americans More Likely Than Swedes To Fill Prescriptions For Opioids After Surgery

Americans and Canadians are seven times more likely to fill a prescription for opioid pain pills in the week after surgery than Swedes, says a study published Wednesday, one of the first to quantify international differences. More than 75% of patients in the U.S. and Canada filled a prescription for opioids following four common surgeries,… Read More »