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ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find

You'll probably spend less time waiting at smaller or more rural hospitals

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Calculator: Target Heart Rate Tool
Podcast: Heart Transplantation Podcast
Quiz: Mercury in Fish Quiz
Risk Assesment: Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women
Video: Smoking Cessation, Relapse Prevention

Health Tip of the Day

A Ringing in the Ears

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a head noise that varies in intensity from person to person and within the same individual. It can seem to come from one side or the other and can be chronic or intermittent, according to University of Washington researchers. Although the exact cause is not known, the disorder can develop because of inner-ear problems, hearing loss or the use of some medications. Wearing a hearing aid, managing stress and using biofeedback can help increase the tolerance for the distracting noise.

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Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

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