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Diagnosis and Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment neuropathy of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. If the median nerve becomes compressed where it runs through the carpal tunnel, pain, weakness, and/or numbness occurs at the hand and wrist. How Is It Diagnosed? CTS should be diagnosed and treated early. A […]

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Why to Quit Smoking

People begin smoking for many reasons (stress, social status, and peer pressure), but the main reason they continue is addiction to nicotine. Smoking is, in fact, so addictive that some people consider giving up cigarettes to be more difficult than quitting an addictive illicit drug. People also continue to smoke for psychological reasons. For some, smoking […]

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How Do I Quit Smoking?

Quitting smoking is not easy. If it were, many more people would quit smoking daily. You may find yourself suffering from irritability, nervousness, and sleeplessness. You may feel the need to have something in your mouth or hands. Chewing gum or mints can easily substitute for cigarettes. Rubber bands, paper clips, or other gadgets will […]

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