Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Posted Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The “carpal tunnel” is a narrow, tunnel-like structure located in the wrist. It is formed by the carpal bones and covered by a strong band of connective tissues. Located in the carpal tunnel is the median nerve which controls feeling in the palm side of the thumb, index finger and long fingers. The nerve also controls the muscles surrounding the base of the thumb and the flexor tendons.

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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

Posted Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It is estimated that more than 300,000 children in the United States are living with some form of Rheumatoid Arthritis or another form of Rheumatic Disease.

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Allergy Immunotherapy

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016

While many suffer from different types of allergies, there are only a few options to treat the symptoms. Medications help with temporary relief and can be costly, while avoidance of allergens can be very difficult if not impossible for many. After years of research, tests and trials, immunotherapy offers possible long term solutions for patients who suffer from allergies.

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Scleroderma: What You Need to Know

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Scleroderma is a group of diseases that affects the tissue supporting your skin and internal organs, causing it to harden or thicken.

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Bartter Syndrome

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bartter syndrome is a group of rare conditions that affect the kidneys. There are five gene defects known to be associated with Bartter syndrome. The condition is caused by a defect in the kidneys' ability to reabsorb sodium.

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Tonsillectomy - Why, Where & How's It's Done

Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The tonsils are a pair of soft tissue masses located at the rear of the throat. They are part of the lymphatic system and help to fight infections. Tonsillectomy is a common outpatient procedure that is performed when problems arise with the tonsils.

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Skin Cancer Awareness

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016

Summer's almost here, bringing warmth and relaxation; however, long, light-filled days in the sun often also mean overexposure and increased risk of skin cancer. Considering that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, early detection is key; this resource will help you to educate your patients on common signs and how to decrease their risk.

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June Is Men's Health Month

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2016

On May 31, 1994 President Clinton signed a bill establishing National Men’s Health Week in an effort to promote awareness, disease prevention and education. In recognition of this bill, Congressman Bill Richardson stated the importance of raising awareness for men’s health, as it is a family issue – impacting not only men but wives, mothers, daughters and sisters.

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Retinitis Pigmentosa

Posted Friday, June 10, 2016

Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of rare genetic disorders that cause loss and breakdown of cells in the retina. RP affects nearly 1 in every 4,000 people, typically starting in childhood eventually leading to loss of most sight. Please use this guide to better understand and learn about RP.

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Crohn's Disease - Knowledge Is Power

Posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Chronic illness – the diagnosis of any such condition can be an unsettling experience, including discovering that you suffer from Crohn’s Disease. Knowledge is power. This guide has been prepared to help patients understand more about this disease and how to feel their best while living with Crohn’s.

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