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Symptoms and causes of carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel may seem innocuous, but it has the potential to greatly affect a person's life. According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, carpal tunnel syndrome is most likely to affect women between the ages of 45 and 64. However, it has the potential to affect both men and women, regardless of age. 

The importance of seeing a doctor after any workplace injury

There have been great strides in reducing the number of workplace injuries in the United States. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that workplace-related injuries and illnesses have decreased significantly. In 1972, there were 10.9 incidents for every 100 workers. In 2015, that number was 3.0 for every 100 employees.

Which types of workers are most at risk for HIV infection?

Perhaps not surprisingly, it is medical workers such as nurses who are most at risk for occupational HIV transmission. The good news is that such instances are fairly rare. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that there were only 58 such confirmed cases as of the end of 2013.