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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

Study says brief lapses in attention can persist, even if brain injury is mild

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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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Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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