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UC research examines coping mechanisms for loss of smell from...

October 21, 2021

One of the most common and disturbing side effects of COVID-19 is the loss of the sense of smell. New research from UC found some common coping mechanisms that helped COVID patients deal with a lessened sense of smell, which severely impacts the sense of taste. The study was published in the International Forum of Allergies and Rhinology. The combination of the loss of smell and taste, which are also known as the chemosensory senses, due to COVID-19 has been particularly devastating, with research showing associated depression, anxiety and impaired quality of life. It is something Katie Phillips, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the UC College of Medicine sees in many COVID patients who come into her clinic.

WVXU: HEPA purifiers for indoor gatherings could prevent...

June 21, 2021

University of Cincinnati ear, nose and throat expert Ahmad Sedaghat, MD, PhD, says investing in an HEPA air purifier might be a good idea as residents open their homes to gatherings as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Air purifiers with HEPA filters can be used as a very effective means to decontaminate the air above and beyond what many HVAC systems may offer, says Sedaghat, director of the UC Division of Rhinology, Allergy and Anterior Skull Base Surgery.

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