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Dizziness and Vertigo Post COVID-19

Some coronavirus patients have reported prolonged illnesses and atypical symptoms, dubbed “COVID long-haulers.” These complications include heart damage, lung damage, neurological disorders as well as dizziness. In a survey of nearly 640 long-haulers, about one-third experienced earaches and two-thirds had dizziness and vertigo (Assaf et al, 2020). To date, there seems to be “no predictable pattern” as to …

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Better Brains

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month You can take care of yourself by taking care of your brain. It’s what makes you, YOU! Our brains are like any other muscle in our body; they need frequent exercise. The exciting news is that brain exercises come in a variety of forms. These include art, music, …

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One Day Without Shoes

Drop-Off Location We are excited to be a drop-off location for One Day Without Shoes. Donate new or gently used wearable footwear. Join us Wednesday, April 6 for a walk at 11:30 a.m. from the Cornhusker Bank Center on 84th and O to the People’s City Mission Help Center on 68th and P to help …

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Cochlear CoPilot

Cochlear Americas is introducing a new app for iPhone users. Cochlear CoPilot offers strategies and exercises in the brain and listening rehabilitation for new implant recipients.

Tinnitus and Equilibrium Disorders in COVID-19 Patients

As preliminary studies are released on the long term affects of COVID-19, the prevalence of otoneurologic symptoms of tinnitus and balance disorders are present, but not well investigated. Because the inner ear structures are particularly susceptible to ischemia, we are closely following the published evidence that vasculitis is one of the clinical manifestation of COVID-19. As providers, this means looking far …

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Prevalence of Dizziness and Imbalance

The Prevalence of Dizziness and Imbalance in those 65+is approximately 20% – 30%. As the population ages, we have a growing number of patients who commonly report feelings of unsteadiness, lightheadedness or true vertigo. These symptoms often lead to falls which can cause injury, hospitalization or disability. As the causes for these symptoms are multi-factorial, …

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