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NPR - February 2, 2015

Acupuncture May Help With Nasal Allergies

Dr. Sandra Lin tells NPR about a number of successful treatment options for patients suffering from allergies including sublingual immunotherapy and acupuncture.

Scientific American - April 14, 2014

Just 1 Rock Concert or Football Game May Cause Permanent Hearing Damage

Dr. Frank Lin and researcher Paul Fuchs discuss recent research that indicates a single exposure to loud but not deafening noise may be enough to precipitate irreparable harm to nerves in the auditory system.

The Atlantic - February 19, 2014

How Brains See Music as Language

Charles Limb, M.D., an otolaryngological surgeon at Johns Hopkins and musician decided to map what was happening in the brains of musicians as they played.

He and a team of researchers conducted a study that involved putting a musician in a functional MRI machine with a keyboard, and having him play a memorized piece of music and then a made-up piece of music as part of an improvisation with another musician in a control room.

Health Line - January 29, 2014

Hearing Loss Leads to Brain Loss in Older Adults

Hearing loss isn't just an inconvenience-it could be harmful for your brain, too.

A new study from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute on Aging shows that people with hearing loss have accelerated brain tissue loss. This is in addition to a higher risk of poor physical and mental health, dementia, falls, and hospitalizations.

Baltimore Sun - January 17, 2014

A thyroidectomy that leaves no scar

Doctors at Johns Hopkins recently began offering a "facelift" style procedure that hides evidence of a thyroidectomy done behind her ear and under her hair.

The surgery employs a robot arm to remove the thyroid through a tunnel made from the side of the neck. It was developed a few years ago, is offered at fewer than half a dozen hospitals and is still used sparingly. It expands on the work of a South Korean doctor who began removing thyroids through the armpit on women who refused to have a two- or three-inch scar on their necks.

Cleveland Plain Dealer - December 9, 2013

Conference focuses on cancer health disparities in minority and underserved patient populations

A team of researchers led by Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery researcher Rafael Guerrero-Preston offered an analysis of the genetic and epigenetic origins of the most common types of head and neck cancer, believed to be the first and most in-depth analysis of that kind based on race.

Baltimore Sun - November 3, 2013

Linda's Journey: From Cancer to Nasal Reconstruction

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: See how Dr. Patrick Byrne, over multiple years, built a new nose for Linda Hershey after her bout with squamous cell cancer in 2007.

Charlie Rose Show - October 16, 2013

Brain Series: Hearing

Dr. Frank Lin is a gues on the Charlie Rose Show to discuss cochlear implants and his research on hearing loss and its link to dementia in older adults.

ABC News - September 25, 2013

Doctors Grow Nose on Man's Forehead

Dr. Patrick Byrne, the director of Facial Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, said forehead skin is used to help reform noses because it is the closest match to skin on the nose. However, usually the nose is reformed during surgery instead of on a patient's forehead.

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