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Studies of breast cancer survivors have provided information that
may lead to changes in the practice of lymph node removal and the
use of radiation.
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.
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.
Research regarding a link between calcium supplements and
increased risk of a heart attack is contradictory, but getting
most of the body's daily calcium requirement from food is
While it's well known that a sedentary lifestyle is unhealthy,
some newer research suggests that people who spend more time
sitting are more likely to die.
I've been advised not to take my statin drug, simvastatin, with
grapefruit juice. But is it safe to take the medication at night
and then drink grapefruit juice in the morning?