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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Because the carpal tunnel is made of bones and ligaments, it cannot expand to accommodate the swelling; this causes the nerves of the hand to become pinched or compressed, resulting in pain or numbness in the fingers.


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Head Injury Tied to Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids

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Baby Walker Alternatives

Although baby walkers may seem like a good idea, the American Academy of Pediatrics says they are never safe to use. Most injuries caused by walkers occur while adults are watching, because a child in a walker can move so quickly. Instead of a walker, try one of these safer alternatives:

  • Stationary walkers rotate, tip and bounce, but have no wheels, so the child remains in one spot.

  • Playpens offer a safe spot for a child to learn to sit, crawl or walk.

  • High chairs give an older youngster a fun place to play with toys.

 

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