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Too Much Texting Can Spell Neck, Arm Pain

... Hunching over, using one thumb increases the risk, study shows ... while hunched over and typed using only one thumb had more problems with their arms, neck and hands ... of the basal joint at the base of the thumb can lead to arthritis, Edelstein ....

Consumer Reports Health's 'Cover America Tour' Chronicles Americans' Anxiety Over Health Care

... Because he was uninsured, he couldn't afford the expense and had his thumb amputated instead. "The sacrifice of my thumb was far less than the risk of losing my house," said Peter. See Peter's ...

Beware the 'Blackberry Thumb'

... worn while you're sleeping, can relieve some of the pressure on your thumb and other joints, and improve your symptoms. Both Crowe and Leinberry ... ergonomics to make sure you're not putting any extra stress on your thumb and hands. Crowe added that many times, small changes in the work area ...

Each finger can be moved separately

... of the i-LIMB to be powered individually. A passive positioning of the thumb enables various grip configurations to be activated. The myoelectric ... up by miniature hydraulics. In this way, index finger, middle finger and thumb can be moved independently. The prosthetic hand gives the stump feedback, ...

Stimulating muscles may improve musician's dystonia

... intervention that lasts only 15 minutes, muscle vibration was applied to a thumb muscle, and the participants attention was either directed on that muscle ... that the vibration intervention in which subjects had to attend to their thumb muscle tended to restore a more normal pattern in the sensorimotor area of ...

A Better Smile Can Revive at Any Age

... Phil Soraino has had an overbite so large he could put the tip of his thumb there. At age 74, he decided to do something about it. Soraino, a former ... to have his smile reconstructed. "I could put the tip of my thumb in my overbite," said Soraino. "I was a speech pathology major so I knew ...

Treating Kids' Summertime Bumps, Bruises and Injuries with The Healthcare Scoop

... Edina, Minn. shared their experience with sports medicine on The Healthcare Scoop: "My 16-year-old son is a wrestler and had hip, shoulder and thumb pain about a month into the season. After seeing his regular doctor several times without improvement, I was able to get a same day appointment for ...

A Curse or Two Might Quell the Pain

... kept quiet. Researchers from Keele University in England asked 67 undergraduates for five words they might shout after hitting themselves on the thumb with a hammer. The students were then asked to hold their hand in 32 degree Fahrenheit water for as long as possible. When repeating their ...

Kidney Paired Donation: 16 Patients, Four Hospitals, Four States

... than 30 years until the dialysis sapped his energy and forced him to curtail his route of delivering candy and peanuts to families across Michigan's thumb Area. Bruce hopes he can return as a full-strength Santa this holiday season. "I'm looking forward to getting back my quality of life and ...

Avoid the Burn: First Sunscreen to Earn the Melanoma International Foundation Seal of Approval Expands Distribution Throughout Northern California

... product. Go for Coverage - Sprays and sticks may be convenient, but if applied incorrectly, may not provide proper coverage. A good rule of thumb is to apply liberally (one-ounce - or a good handful of lotion - per area) and reapply regularly. ...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Now Available for Self-Administration in Adult Patients With Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

... flange which allows the patients to hold the syringe steady using various grip positions so it is easy and comfortable to use. The large and soft thumb pad on the plunger makes it easy to push for patients. The rounded finger loop allows for easy removal of the needle cover. The easy-to-read syringe ...

The Makers of BENADRYL(R) and the National Park Foundation Encourage People to Pledge to Spend More Time Enjoying Outdoor Moments

... all love the outdoors and we want to make sure that these places remain vital in our lifetime and for our children and grandchildren. A good rule of thumb is to leave trails and campsites better than when you found them by collecting and properly disposing of your trash and any trash you find along the ...

New head-to-head clinical studies reveal Reach Ultraclean toothbrush and floss deliver superior plaque removal compared to leading competitive products

... cleansing tip together thoroughly clean between teeth, behind teeth and along the gum lines. The toothbrush also features an ergonomic handle with a thumb grip for greater control and comfort. ...

Lumension Releases Annual Cybersecurity Report in Tandem with "Optimal Security" Blog Launch

... as telecommuting continues to rise due to economic factors - USB devices are abundant in the enterprise. This, coupled with the fact that USB thumb drives tend to be most IT security professionals' "Achilles heel" in terms of their lack of being 100 percent secure such removable media ...

Federal Vaccine Court Rulings Against Autism Families Due to Government's Refusal to Fund Sound Science

... the deck is stacked against families and is one more reason to doubt the integrity of the National Immunization Program. "The government has its thumb on the scales of justice," said Jim Moody, director of SafeMinds and an advisor to the Petitioners Steering Committee of the U.S Federal Court of ...

MyHealthArchive.com's New Features -- A Quantum Leap in Using Health Information to Promote Your Health

... for access to health information through the Internet. And, where Internet access is now readily available, the records can be maintained on a thumb drive or a CD. Have a complex medical history or just don't have the time to dig up and upload your records? MyHealthArchive now offers an optional ...

New Study Finds CO2 Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Safe And Effective For Deep Acne Scarring

... of 66.8% in the appearance of moderate to severe acne scars with this new ablative technology. According to dermatology experts, a good rule of thumb is a 30 percent to 50 percent improvement in acne scarring. Dr. Chapas explained that acne scars are the result of compromised collagen ...

Compuware Covisint to Securely Connect, Integrate Michigan's Thumb Health Information System

... CPWR ) today announced that its Covisint subsidiary will electronically connect hospitals in Michigan's "thumb" region, now called Michigan thumb Health Information System (THIS). The Covisint solution will enable the secure sharing of patient information electronically, demonstrating how ...

MSU doctors bring much-needed psychiatric care to rural areas via technology

... health. MSU doctors currently are seeing patients now from Marquette, Flint, Alma, Ludington, Cadillac; programs are slated for Escanaba and the thumb region. MSU psychiatrist Paul Quinlan connects four days a week with patients from Marquette and two days a week with patients from Flint. "We do ...

Patient roused from coma by a magnetic field

... would turn his head and look at you," says McAndrews. "That was huge." Villa started obeying one-step commands, such as following the movement of a thumb and speaking single words. "They were very slurred but they were there," says Pape, who presented her findings this month at an international meeting ...

Hydration Will Be Key For Beijing Bound Olympians, What Every Athlete Must Know

... of bodyweight lost. 4) Drink more diluted liquids before and during completion or training and more concentrated fluids after training 5) Rule of thumb -- When flying have 8 ounces of fluid per hour of flight "The problem with dehydration is it reduces sports performance," said ...

June 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights New MRI Scanning Technology, Obesity-Related Cancer, and Do-It-Yourself Massage

... and cover your eyes with your warm palms. Hold for about 30 seconds with your eyes open to receive the warmth of your hands. Ear rub -- Use your thumb and index finger to gently rub your outer ears until they are warm. Gently pinch and press the whole ear. Shoulder massage -- Reach back to your ...

March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to leaders in understanding embryonic development

... are involved in why the heart is located on the left and not the right side of the body; why we have two eyes and nostrils instead of one; why the thumb is different from the little finger; and why different types of neurons form in specific locations within the spinal cord. Dr. Beachy is the ...

Exercise Plays Role in Recovery From Sports Injuries

... amount of time one does not move the appendage -- the muscle might begin to atrophy," Greene said. If you suffer an injury, the general rule of thumb for initial treatment is Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation (RICE). Once you've done that, consult a doctor as soon as possible. If the injury is ...

Battle to Help Injured Florida Workers Heats Up

... said Parets. Take the case of Legna Ramos. While she was working, a machine crushed her hands. They had to be amputated, leaving her only with a thumb on each hand. During her ordeal, Ramos' insurance company denied her attendant care for 17 months. Presently, the insurance company will not pay ...

Medicine Disposal Partnership Will Encourage Public to Flush Less, Crush More

... medications; however, recent environmental impact studies report that this could be having an adverse impact on the environment. While the rule of thumb is not to flush, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that certain medications should be flushed due to their abuse potential. ...

The hand can't be fooled, study shows

... psychological research that makes two objects that are similar in length appear drastically different. They then hooked participants index finger and thumb to computerized position tracking equipment and asked them to grasp the objects with their fingers. Even thought the object appeared to be larger ...

First look: Princeton researchers peek into deepest recesses of human brain

... of dopamine neurons. They weeded out distortions caused by many pulsing blood vessels in the brainstem. They also employed computerized rules of thumb known as algorithms and imaging techniques to reduce the effects of head movement and combine images from different subjects. The MRI device ...

Corazonas Launches First and Only Cholesterol-Reducing Potato Chips

... less fat than regular potato chips. Corazonas Heart-Healthy Chips can be found nationwide at Safeway, Vons, Kroger, Dominick's, Randalls and Tom thumb stores. Additionally, Corazonas are available at select West Coast locations at Albertsons, Ralphs, King Soopers, Bristol Farms and Raley's ...

Feeling Stressed?

... or picking at them when they feel stressed. Another stress-related nail habit that Dr. Mayoral discussed is people who rub their fingers over their thumb nail, which can create a ridge across the nail. This rubbing causes a distortion of the nail plate, and when the nail grows, a raised ridge forms in ...

Is fear of gaining weight keeping many women from trying to quit smoking?

... as slim and successful. Even so, the effect of quitting on weight is often less dramatic than many women fear, Pomerleau says. A rough rule of thumb is that one in four women who quit smoking will gain less than five pounds, and another two out of four will gain five to 15 pounds. Only one in four ...

Small Bone Innovations Introduces the Artelon(R) STT Spacer to Increase Treatment Options for Thumb Arthritis

... debilitating disease. Mr. Viscogliosi noted that widespread use of hand-held devices is increasingly a cause of repetitive stress conditions in the thumb leading to earlier onset of arthritis and prompting more surgical procedures such as the use of Artelon spacers. "As with other Artelon spacers, of ...

Overuse of Popular Console can Cause 'Wiiitis' in Gamers

... monster sales by allowing players to use natural motions rather than tiny thumb movements to control the action in video games. But the hit ... he said, referring to an alternative ailment, also known as Nintendo thumb - describing the cramping of the right hand caused by prolonged use of ...

Hearing Loss Becoming an Epidemic in Canada

... to a concert and not wear a thing." When you're using an iPod or other personal music player, keep the volume levels reasonable. The informal rule of thumb is the 60/60 rule: volume should be at no more than 60 per cent for more than 60 minutes at a time. Make sure children are appropriately ...

A Realistic Arm on the Anvil for Injured Soldiers

... Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The result was that a wearer was able to re-adjust the prosthetic thumb to manage different types of grips and possess fine motor skills for things like placing a checkers piece into a slot and removing a credit card from ...

Stress Could Kill Brain Cells, Says a Recent Study

... might play in rescuing the cells. However other experts believe there is evidence to suggest that mild stress could be protective. The rule of thumb seems to be - a little stress is good for you but severe or unpredictable stress is bad, they ....

Pacifier Use Reduces Incidence of SIDS: Study

... problem with the teeth or the developing bone is usually corrected within a 6-month period after pacifier use is stopped. Prolonged pacifier use and thumb sucking can cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth, alignment of the teeth and changes in the shape of the roof of the mouth." ...

'Hooded Horror': Death by Hanging

... besides maximizing public safety. There is an essence of ambiguity in killing a person for killing another. 'Thou shall not kill' forms the thumb rule of all religions. By executing a person the law-providers of the civil society are also indulging in killing, in the guise of providing justice. ...

Holiday Season Could Ring in “Heartburn Season

... If there is a leaky valve, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, may result. The primary symptom is heartburn. “As a general rule of thumb anything that tastes really good is likely to give you heartburn,” Dr. Spechler said. “And the reason is the fat content. Fat does a lot of things ...
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