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Have you ever awakened at night to a “dead” hand and fingers? Did you have to literally “shake the life” back into it? Do you find yourself dropping things, feeling clumsy?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may well be experiencing the condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that arises from pressure being exerted on the nerve that passes from the forearm into the hand, through an area of the wrist know as the carpal tunnel. This tunnel is a passageway made up of the bones of the hand below the nerve, and the transverse carpal ligament from above, thus creating this “tunnel.”

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OREGON - Bay Park Community Hospital recently expanded its diagnostic radiology center with the installation of iDXA, a state-of-the-art 100 percent direct-digital bone density detector that offers vertebral fracture assessment. This state-of-the-art densitometer provides unparalleled image quality, precision and accuracy in measuring bone mineral density (BMD).

The amount of bone mineral relates directly to bone density. The iDXA uses small amounts of X-ray to measure BMD and to produce images of the spine, hip or even the whole body. In addition, the unit offers accurate assessment of hip and overall fracture risk, using a personalized risk calculator that estimates a patient’s 10-year fracture risk.

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Lifestyle, dietary changes can ease morning sickness

Nausea and vomiting are common in early pregnancy and affect an estimated 70 to 85 percent of pregnant women. Often referred to as “morning sickness,” pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting can actually occur at any time during the day or night.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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