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Overusing Handheld Devices Can Hurt

Wireless handheld devices, such as BlackBerrys, iPhones, iPods/iPads, and laptops, are designed to make our lives more convenient—but they can also hurt us. Repetitive motion of our thumbs and fingers while using these devices can result in...

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Falls: A Common Cause of Injury

With winter upon us, extra precaution should be taken to avoid slips and falls on the ice and snow. However, falls can happen at any time and are a leading cause of injury amongst seniors in the United States. Of those 65 and older, thirty...

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Skier’s Thumb — Beyond The Slopes

How do you know if you have skier’s thumb? You’ll likely feel pain and notice swelling directly over the torn ligament at the base of the thumb. You’ll probably have difficulty grasping or holding objects firmly, such as a...

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Procedure Gives Trigger Finger Sufferers a Solution

The cause of trigger finger is generally unknown. However, it is found more commonly in women than in men as well as in those suffering from other health issues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

Symptoms of...

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Tips to Stay Fit in ’14

With the new year here, consider a resolution to stay more active and fit in 2014. Whether it’s competitive sports, recreational activity, or regular cardiovascular exercise and weight training, physical activity benefits your mind and body...

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Exercises to Beat the Winter Blues

Don’t let winter keep you from keeping up with exercise. There are a number of easy exercises you can do indoors to keep your muscles loose and toned and your heart healthy. These are...

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Osteoporosis Strikes Younger Than You’d Think

Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans. When left untreated, it can result in fractures—usually fractures of the wrist,...

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How Long Can Your Hip Implant Last?

There are many factors that determine the life of a hip implant, but recent medical advances have lengthened these lifespans. So how long can you expect a hip replacement to last?

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Ladder Injuries Reach New Heights

Each year, more than 164,000 people are treated in U.S. emergency rooms because of injuries directly related to improper ladder use. Most injuries are cuts, bruises, and fractured bones, but...

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Can the Weather Really Aggravate Arthritis?

Up to two-thirds of people with arthritis say their symptoms are affected by the weather, worsening in cold, damp weather. However, doctors have had trouble proving a link between joint pain and weather changes.

A 2003 study examining 154...

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