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What to Do After a Snakebite
June 1, 2020

by John M. Erickson, MD - The majority of snakes in the United States are non-venomous. These snakes are not dangerous to humans. The two main families of venomous snakes include the Viperidea and Elapidae families. The Copperhead, Cottonmouth (often called “water moccasins”) and rattlesnakes are examples of pit vipers in the Viperidea Family.
How to Get Rid of Swollen Fingers
Swollen fingers can develop for a variety of reasons, including a medical condition such as arthritis, an injury such as a broken bone, or even a hot day. It’s the body’s natural healing response to extra fluid and blood in the fingers and can cause you to feel uncomfortable and/or unable to completely move your fingers.
May 25, 2020
Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Protecting Your Hands when Caring for Young Children
Michelle McMurray, MOT, OTR/L, CHT - Raising children is rewarding. It is also a lot of work. Parents and caretakers don’t always pay attention to how they are using their hands or arms for everyday tasks involved in childcare.
May 18, 2020
4 Signs of a Boxer’s Fracture
A boxer’s fracture is another name for a broken hand, specifically when you break a bone in the small (or “pinky”) finger. Where does the term “boxer” come from? Boxer’s fractures get their name from one of the most common causes, which is punching something.
May 11, 2020
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What are the signs and symptoms?
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