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October 2018
Carpal tunnel
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Carpal tunnel syndrome

Protecting hand nerves

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness, burning or tingling in the hand, and in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. Symptoms may occur in both hands, but are usually worse in one.

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Food poisoning

An estimated 1 in 6 Americans gets food or beverage poisoning each year.

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Second Opinion

I have a treadmill stress test scheduled to look for heart disease. I know this involves exercising, and I’m worried I’m not physically up to it. Is there another way to gather this information?

Yes. There's another way to conduct a heart stress test that doesn't involve exercise. Several drugs can be safely used to mimic the effects of exercise or stress on the heart. This is known as a pharmacological stress imaging study.

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