Workout for aching hands

According to the American Society of Hand Therapists, the heavy use of which often require prolonged gripping and typing with the thumbs, could result in carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis. But even low-tech activities, like weeding, digging, and home repair, can put stress on the hands and wrists. Range of motion, stretching and strengthening exercises for the muscles and joints of the hands can help ease pain and prevent injury. (Locked) More »

Radiation risk from medical imaging

Given the huge increase in the use of CT scans, concern about radiation exposure is warranted. Patients should try to keep track of their cumulative radiation exposure, and only have tests when necessary. More »