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Torus Fracture

Torus Fracture

A common childhood injury after a fall is a radial fracture.  Also known as a torus, greenstick, or buckle fracture, this break occurs when a child reaches out with his hand to cushion a fall.  Since a child's bones are still relatively soft when compared to an adult,...

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How to Prevent Constipation

How to Prevent Constipation

Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement less frequently than three times a week.  Many people are prone to this common problem, and there are a number of things that can be done to decrease the chance of constipation developing: Drink plenty of fluids,...

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Common Causes of Muscle Cramps

Common Causes of Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (not to be confused with illness related stomach cramps) are very common and quite painful.  They usually happen suddenly and can involve any muscle, but most often the legs and frequently in the middle of the night.  Gently stretching the affected...

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Corneal Abrasion

Corneal Abrasion

I saw a patient a couple of years ago who was driving with his window down when an insect flew directly into his eye, lodging itself under his upper eyelid.  He attempted to remove it by rubbing his eye and then irrigating with tap water, but he was unable to dislodge...

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