5 Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Rhonda Marsh
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“My hands hurt all the time.” 

“It feels like all of my fingers are asleep.” 

“I keep dropping everything, I can’t even feel it when I’m holding my cup.” 

 

Sound familiar? Most people have known someone with carpal tunnel syndrome before, perhaps a co-worker or family member.  Even though we’ve all heard of carpal tunnel, there are many misconceptions about what it actually is. So, let’s look at what carpal tunnel is and sign you can look for. 

Weight-Loss Surgery Is a Lifestyle Change, Not a Quick Fix

By Cami Hill

Obesity is a chronic disease with complex causes and no quick-fix solutions. Surgical weight loss is proven to help the obese shed weight quickly, but, unless patients are committed to making significant lifestyle changes, it may not be a long-term solution.

Midwife Myths

By Jacqueline Lagana
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Certified Nurse Midwives are dedicated to not only providing assistance with childbirth, but also prenatal and follow-up care.  We also offer a variety of healthcare services to women of all ages, such as contraceptive services, screenings, and menopause counseling. Just like a doctor, we are committed to providing the highest quality care within our scope of practice, and working with the entire healthcare team to ensure you have the best experience possible in your pregnancy.  At Intermountain Healthcare, Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) work in collaboration with our covering physicians to provide holistic health care to women from adolescence through menopause.


Heart Rhythm Disorders in the Spotlight as World’s Top Researchers Tackle Growing Problem

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Twelve thousand heart experts from around the world are converging this week on San Francisco to learn about best practices in heart rhythm diagnoses and treatments. It’s an important meeting for the two million Americans who suffer from atrial fibrillation –-the most common heart rhythm disorder.