Small changes to go “Green”

I started to think on Earth Day about what we do for sustainability in our offices. Part of this comes from reading a friend’s book, “Your Mother Called (Mother Earth)…You’d better call her back!” Gina Murphy-Darling is known as “Mrs. Green” here in Tucson and around the country. She has an Internet-based radio show every…

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Update: Siemens Bluetooth Accessories and Pacemakers

This is a quick update from previous blogs on manufacturers of Bluetooth (or like) accessories and the specs for Pacemakers. As I have written in the past, we as a profession have many issues to watch, and this one is of personal interest to me. We need to monitor how things interact on our clients (patients)…

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A Closer Look at Pendred Syndrome

In this last of the series of syndromes that started in the January 20 post on early identification of syndromes using hearing loss, we come to Pendred Syndrome. Pendred Syndrome derives its name from the physician Vaughan Pendred who first described its symptoms in the late 19th century. This genetic disorder causes early hearing loss in children…

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Alport Syndrome

The next in our series of syndromes that hearing loss may help identify is Alport Syndrome. The areas that are affected most in Alport are kidney disease, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities.  Kidney disease in of itself is linked to hearing loss as described in an earlier post,  but those with Alport syndrome have a progressive loss…

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Jervell Lange-Nielsen Syndrome

Jervell Lange-Nielsen syndrome is the highlight of this week’s post. There are times when a failed hearing screening in the hospital is the first indication that there may be other health concerns for a newborn as discussed in our post a couple of weeks ago.  Jervell Lange-Nielsen syndrome has not only hearing loss, but another…

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