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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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Carpal tunnel

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What — besides smoking — can cause emphysema?

A: Emphysema involves long-term, permanent damage to the tiny clusters of air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs, where oxygen is absorbed into the bloodstream and carbon dioxide is released to be exhaled. Alveoli tissues are normally elastic, but emphysema causes them to become stiffer. This makes it harder... Read More

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