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New Gentler Procedure for Sinusitis

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(Valleynewslive): It's one of the most common health conditions for millions of us. 

Sinusitis can be treated with antibiotics but when it becomes a chronic problem surgery might be the answer. And now there's a new kinder, gentler procedure that can cut patients' pain and recovery time.



For one solid year, Gina Washington suffered with sinusitis. It totally affected her life.

"I couldn't smell, I couldn't taste and I was getting bad migraine headaches. right over my eyes was the worst," Washington.

Dr. John Tarro is an otolaryngologist who explains sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus passages.

"And when they get inflamed the opening to the sinuses can get obstructed and then mucous builds up in the sinuses that gets infected and it leads to pain, fevers and the discharge that a lot of patients will come in to the office with," says Dr. Tarro.

Gina tried over the counter medications and was put on antibiotics. Nothing helped. Finally, sh…

4.5 million records stolen from Hospital network

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.

Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers.

Anyone who received treatment from a physician's office tied to a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.

The large data breach puts these people at heightened risk of identity fraud. That allows criminals open bank accounts and credit cards on their behalf, take out loans and ruin personal credit history.

The company's hospitals operate in 28 states but have their most significant presence in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas…

Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/18/technology/security/hospital-chs-hack/index.html

Girl dies after allegedly being rejected by hospital

(ABS-CBNnews.com):

MANILA - A Facebook post of a mother blaming a hospital for the death of her daughter has gone viral online and sparked outrage from social media users.
The woman, Tutz Salarda-Chan, shared in a Facebook post how the staff of Butuan Doctors Hospital allegedly rejected her dying 10-year-old daughter, Jannary ''Yanna'' Chan, last July 15.

Salarda-Chan said her daughter, who has a congenital heart disease, was confined at the San Francisco Doctors Hospital two days before the incident.

But because of an emergency, she decided to transfer her daughter to the Butuan Doctors Hospital, believing it to be more well-equipped.

Salarda-Chan said they traveled for more than an hour to reach the hospital, only to be rejected because she only had around P10,000 on hand. The hospital was allegedly demanding a P30,000 deposit.

''We arrived at Butuan Doctors Hospital around 8pm... rushing to admission desk.. running for my daughter's life... only to be rejected…

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ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialists in Singapore

We have compiled a list of ENT specialists (or Otolaryngologists) categorized by major centres in Singapore. Please feel free to choose the right ENT Specialist (Otolaryngologist) -

Name of Doctors Centres (Address and Contact No.) Dr Goh Hood Keng Christopher Dr Kang Wee Lee Dr Low Wong Kein Dr Tan Yau Boon Barrie(Sub-specialty: Hearing Implant Surgery – areas of special interest include Active Middle Ear Implants, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants. Otology/ Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery Skull Base Surgery and the management of Skull Base tumours like Vestibular Schwannomas) Dr Teo Wei Yang Neville(Sub-specialty: Rhinology (Nose specialist)) Dr Thong Jiun Fong(Sub-specialty: Otology (Ear specialist)) Mr Chan Yew Meng(Sub-specialty: Otology/Neuro-otology - areas of special interest include acoustic neuroma surgery, mastoid/middle ear surgery, facial nerve surgery, skull base surgery, and vertigo & tinnitus management.) Dr Ng Yuk Hui(Sub-specialty: Rhinology - areas of spe…

Eye Specialists | Singapore | Ophthalmologists in alphabetical order

This is a list of eye specialists (Ophthalmologists) in Singapore arranged alphabetically:

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