Why Do My Ears Ring?

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Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external noise is creating it. People most often describe tinnitus as ringing or a high-pitched tone, but it can manifest as various sounds, including buzzing, cicadas, hissing, swooshing, and more. The National Institute of Tinnitus reports that more than 25 million Americans experience tinnitus.   Several underlying […]

The Importance of Hearing

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Hearing is our most important sense. You can close your eyes, but you can’t close your ears. Hearing influences our fight-or-flight instincts, our interactions as predator vs. prey, and has shaped human history. In the present day, hearing is what connects us to our lives and to our loved ones. Hearing is the fundamental building […]

Avani Gunuganti’s Journey


    Making a Difference with Empathy: Avani Gunuganti’s Journey by Michelle Vasquez   Avani Gunuganti, a senior at Saint Mary’s Hall High School, represents the future of the next generation, and the future is bright. As the co-founder of the AMMA Foundation, a breast cancer researcher, and an aspiring doctor, she does not shy […]

February is American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month It’s a time to bring awareness to the importance of cardiovascular health and how to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Learn more about heart disease and prevention from the American Heart Association. Go Red for Women®!  

Fostering: The Joys Outweigh the Hardships


“Mommy calls me her princess, and I’m her special little daughter,” my 3-year-old adopted daughter explained matter of factly one day last week, as her gorgeous brown eyes sparkled and she smiled at my mom. My mom hugged her close, as a tear of thankfulness for her precious little granddaughter slipped down her cheek. My […]