US Outsources RSI

For years, IT (Information Technology) services such as data entry, programming, and technical support have been outsourced from America to places with a large pool of low-cost technical talent, such as India, displacing millions of American workers in the process. Now it appears that we’ve outsourced more than just jobs. …

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RSI Hurts

There’s a new blog called RSI Hurts about the author’s firsthand experiences with RSI. The first posts discuss RSI symptoms, RSI coping strategies, and the delicate subject of telling your employer about your RSI problems and asking for workplace accomodations. Though only a couple weeks old, this blog looks promising.

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Carpal Tunnel Laser Therapy

The May-June 2005 issue of Arthritis Today reports on a noninvasive laser stimulation, which uses low-level (cold) laser beams focussed on pain points inthe wrist and hand. The technique is said to promote cell repair and reduce inflammation related to carpal tunnel syndrome. This technique is called “Low-Level Laser Therapy” …

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The Working Wounded In California

In The Working Wounded, reporter Rachel Brahinsky describes the effects of the recent changes in California’s workers’ compensation insurance system. The changes – heavily touted by Governator Schwarzenegger – were meant to help control the staggering costs of workers’ compensation claims, by limiting cash payouts to workers and limiting workers’ …

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Beware of BlackBerry Thumb

CNET (Got ‘BlackBerry Thumb’? Rest UR digits) and the Newark Star-Ledger ( Feeling The Pain Of Handheld Devices) report on an ailment dubbed “‘BlackBerry Thumb”, which afflicts users of the popular BlackBerry device, as well as people who use their phone for text messaging. These communication devices feature a tiny …

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