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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that tends to affect the tendons in the wrists due to chronic overuse of the wrist and thumb, as well as repetitive, improper use of the wrist joint.

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Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendonitis is caused by overuse associated with exercise or excessive walking, which leads to pressure and inflammation affecting either the tendon itself or the point at which the Achilles tendon attaches to the bone. The condition tends to start out as a mild ache at the back of the heel or an acute swelling and redness that can seem unbearable.

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Bunions or Hallux Valgus

A bunion or hallux valgus is a condition characterized by structural abnormalities in the foot. It is usually caused due to genetic predisposition and flat footedness. While ill-fitting footwear or high-heeled shoes also play a part, these are only factors that can potentially exacerbate the issue, rather than being the initial cause.

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Lung Cancer Detection through Low Dose CT

Low-dose CT can detect the presence of lung cancer before symptoms present. This method requires much less radiation exposure than a traditional X-ray.

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Exercises to help you avoid ankle sprains and strengthen the ankles

If you have recently sprained your ankle, watch this video to help you reduce the pain, while also strengthening your ankles.

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Family Planning and Hereditary Risk

Your genes can determine your traits. Carrier screening involves genetic testing to identify gene mutations you have, that have the potential to be passed down to your children. Genetic testing helps provide ‘peace of mind’ while you are planning for the arrival of a child.

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Relieve knee pain and ankle sprains through the right exercise

This exercise video can help you to avoid injury while doing sports. It’s one of a VDO series.

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Half-matched Stem Cell Transplants: Twice the Hope, Half the Wait, Full Recovery

A haploidentical stem cell transplant (colloquially called “half-matched transplant”) is a highly effective treatment option available at the Horizon Regional Cancer Center. “The bone marrow transplant is a treatment option for cancer of the blood. In some cases, it is the only hope of being completely cured of cancer, but the chances of finding a complete-match bone marrow donor are very slim. However, a 50% match is now all that is required for treatment with high success rate. ” said Assoc. Prof. Col. Dr. Wichean Mongkonsritragoon, a haematology and oncology specialist.

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Swelling and redness around the anus is treatable. Don’t be embarrassed.

An anal fistula is a red bump, sometimes with pus, that occurs around the anus and buttocks.

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