Contributed by Debbie Clason, staff writer, Healthy Hearing
July 31, 2019. Reprinted with permission.
Acoustic neuromas are rare, benign brain tumors that develop on the eighth cranial nerve, known as the vestibulocochlear nerve. This nerve leads from your inner ear to the brain and is responsible for hearing and balance.
Reprinted with permission from http://thedailyscan.providencehealthcare.org/2019/09/inner-ear-problem/
When Andrew Weaver recently tweeted out about an illness that temporarily sidelined him and sent him to hospital, it may have sent many of his followers scurrying for a dictionary.
The British Columbia Green Party leader was recently hospitalized for a condition called labyrinthitis and called its symptoms “debilitating.”
To find out more about this condition, we turned to two of our vestibular audiologists at St. Paul’s Hospital, Yvette Reid and Myron Huen.
The other day, I was meeting with clients to review their retirement and investment portfolios. After running a retirement calculator, Bob and Mary finally agreed with me that they had "too much money." They were financially comfortable, would never be able to spend all of their money, and would be leaving estate assets to their heirs and charities. Our conversation immediately shifted to discussing how best to prepare and increase the size of their estate by reducing their income taxes today and estate taxes after they are both gone.