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Pain and Complications

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Do I Need Surgery for My Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

If the pain has become unbearable and no therapeutic or medical treatments have worked, it might be time to consider surgery for your carpal tunnel

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Is It Ever Normal to Have Blood in Your Stool?

The cause may not be serious, but you should still get checked out by a doctor.
One of the most concerning symptoms you can experience is

  • woman is having her arthritis act up in her leg and has to stop from her jog down the cold street filled with snow to massage her right leg

How to Prevent Arthritis Pain When It’s Cold

As colder weather sets in, try these strategies to reduce the effects of osteoarthritis on your joints.
Winter is coming. And if you suffer from osteoarthritis,

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Am I Going to the Bathroom Too Often?

Frequent bowel movements may concern you, but there isn’t a “normal” rate when it comes to how often you go.
Here’s an awkward but important question

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Does Eating More Fiber Help Prevent Colon Cancer?

 
Colon cancer impacts tens of thousands of Americans each year, but the right diet could lower your risk of being affected.
In the past few years,

Should You See a Voice Specialist?

A scratchy voice or tickling sensation in your throat could signal a more serious problem. Learn how a voice specialist can help.
Do you find yourself

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Having Headaches for No Reason? Get Checked for Meningioma

Meningioma symptoms develop slowly but account for one-third of all brain tumors.
Slow-growing tumors called meningioma can be hard to detect because of their subtlety. They

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How to Prevent Ear Infections When It’s Cold

It’s not just kids who get ear infections — adults can have them, too. Here’s how to reduce your risk.
If you feel pain or fullness

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The Most Common Snowboarding and Skiing Injuries — and How to Prevent Them

Here’s how to stay safe and make it home in one happy, healthy piece after hitting the slopes this winter.
First the good news: Serious skiing