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Head and neck cancers

Advances in treatment

Innovations in surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy and other areas have made treating for head and neck cancers more targeted, less likely to result in side effects and more effective.

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Can vitamin B-7 (biotin) supplementation interfere with medical tests?

A: Yes, biotin supplements can affect thyroid tests and other medical lab tests and produce inaccurate results. That's why it's important to let your health care provider know if you are taking it. Biotin, or vitamin B-7, is often in multivitamin supplements and in supplements advertised to enhance hair,... Read More

How can I hear others better when everyone wears a mask?

A: Changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic have caused major new challenges for people who are hard of hearing or deaf — which is about 40% of those in their 60s, and a greater percentage of people 70 and older. Face masks muffle sound, and cloth face masks make... Read More