Cardiology

Scoring system improves screening for 'dual' heart disease

Aortic stenosis is one of the most common heart valve defects. Its prevalence increases with age and it often requires treatment. As well as conventional valve replacement involving open-heart surgery, a less invasive procedure ...

Surgery

Ultrasound therapy for pain following carpal tunnel surgery

It's not uncommon for patients to experience soreness and hypersensitivity in their hands after having carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Janelle Van Otterloo, a Mayo Clinic physical therapist, says it's called pillar pain.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

'Swiper's thumb?' Explore some common tech-related injuries

Nearly half of all U.S. adults say they can't live without their smartphones, according to the Pew Research Center. But what happens when our fondness for the latest electronic gadgets creates more pain than gain?

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Autoimmune disorders may up risk for carpal tunnel syndrome

(HealthDay)—Common autoimmune disorders are associated with an increased risk for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, held from ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Steroid injection betters hand function with carpal tunnel

(HealthDay)—Local steroid injection is effective for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and improves hand function, according to a small study published online Sept. 13 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Medical history can point to earlier Parkinson's disease diagnosis

Before symptoms become pronounced, there is no reliable way to identify who is on track to develop Parkinson's disease, a debilitating movement disorder characterized by tremors, slowness of movement, stiffness, and difficulty ...

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