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Physical ailments often confused with behavioral issuesAug 28, 2015
For some children a health problem could be to blame for acting up in class or even a drop in grades. Our experts say what might look like a behavioral issue could actually be a sign of hearing loss, sleep apnea or a voice problem.
Vocal health tips for teachersAug 26, 2015
According to our experts, back-to-school isn’t just for the students, teachers need to prepare, as well, by performing vocal warm-ups to keep their voice healthy during the school year.
Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infectionsJun 29, 2015
Researchers may have taken the first step on the road to understanding why only some people get frequent painful or chronic middle ear infections.
'Pacemaker for the tongue' offers minimally-invasive, less painful approach in sleep apnea treatmentNov 10, 2014
Dr. Mas Takashima will be the first sleep surgeon in Houston to perform the hypoglossal nerve stimulator procedure to treat sleep apnea.
Baylor College of Medicine ACE grants awardedMay 16, 2013
Find out which Baylor College of Medicine medical residents and fellows have been awarded the Advancing Clinical Excellence in Health Care Delivery System Trainee Grants to support their work toward improving the safety and quality of patient care.
Audiology awareness part of treating hearing lossOct 26, 2012
BCM experts offer signs of hearing loss, tips to address issue.
Study reveals new knowledge about mechanisms of hearingOct 3, 2012
Baylor researchers find tiny hairs in ears that are critical part in hearing not only move sideways, but change in length.
International collaboration leads to identification of deafness geneOct 2, 2012
BCM researcher part of international study that finds gene mutation associated with deafness, Usher syndrome.
Position of hair cell important to sound amplificationJun 28, 2012
BCM researchers find position of outer ear hair cell amplifies sound depending on its position in the cochlea.
Tips help manage pesky sinus symptomsMar 22, 2012
BCM expert offers tips for tackling drainage, sinus pressure, coughing and more
Nasal irrigation wards off sinus infectionsMar 22, 2012
Suffer from chronic sinus infections? Try nasal irrigation to ease symptoms.
Hearing or vision test may be solution to 'bad behavior'Aug 12, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine experts says some classroom behavioral issues may be a sign of hearing, vision problems in children.
Old acquaintance not to be forgottenJan 4, 2011
Increase in flu activity seen, mostly of influenza A strain.
Research leads to better understanding of histiocytosisDec 16, 2010
A once-rare disease, histiocytosis, researched at BCM.
High tech genetic sequencing enables screening for hereditary hearing lossNov 16, 2010
Genome center technology now used to benefit patients by screening for hereditary hearing loss.
Sinuses can be a pain in the head, not neckMay 17, 2010
All headaches are not brought on by tension. They can be caused by sinus trouble.
Adult hearing loss focus on monthly genetic seriesMar 10, 2010
Panel to discuss how changes in genes can cause some adult hearing loss.