2015

Physical Therapy After Ganglion Resection In Your Wrist

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A ganglion cyst is a type of harmless, fluid-filled tumor that usually occurs in the wrist. The most common place for a ganglion cyst to form is on the back side of the wrist (called dorsal ganglions), but they can also form on the inner side, where the thumb attaches to the wrist (called volar ganglions). Less common places for this type of cyst to occur are in the finger joints, on the foot and on the outer parts of the knee or ankle.…

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New DOT Medical Exam Requirements: How Do They Affect You?

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If you operate as a commercial driver, you may wonder how the new DOT medical examination requirements affect your future. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented new rules that affect how drivers complete their medical exams and forms in the future. Drivers must reveal all present and past health problems when they complete their medical forms, or else they can’t obtain medical clearance to drive. If you don’t meet the new requirements, it may affect your ability to drive.…

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Helpful Tips To Safely Detox From Alcohol & Avoid DTs

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If you have been drinking alcohol heavily and need or want to stop, it’s important to understand the risks of delirium tremens, also known as DTs. It’s a good idea to seek medical care to detox from alcohol. Not only are DTs dangerous, but you’ll need several liver function lab tests. Here’s what you need to know. Alcohol’s effects on your liver When you drink alcohol, the alcohol gets absorbed into your blood almost immediately.…

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Get Help Planning Your Family With Pregnancy Counseling Services

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Have you recently discovered that you’re pregnant? If you haven’t been planning to conceive, you might be feeling confused or worried. Fortunately, pregnancy counseling may be able to give you the help you need to not only decide whether to keep the child, but also ensure that you remain healthy and happy no matter what choice you make. Make Decisions In A Calm, Safe Environment For many most women, an unintended pregnancy presents a complex and serious problem.…

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Knee Replacement Surgery: Planning Ahead For Your Recovery

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With medical advances (and insurance company limitations) being what they are, patients are typically discharged from the hospital within a few days of having knee replacement surgery. In some cases, this procedure is even done on an outpatient basis. Because knee replacement surgery is usually planned ahead of time and not performed on an emergency basis, you have the opportunity to prepare yourself and your home for your recovery. Here are some things you can do before your appointment to make it easier on yourself during your recuperation.…

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