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Amy H.

Oakland, California
I blog about computer ergonomics and related pain and injuries, offering easy to understand info about injuries, medical and alternative treatments, and treatments you can do at home to prevent and heal from computer related injuries.  Five years' professional writing experience, and the same... Full Bio
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7 Steps to Preventing Pain and Achieving Optimal Health by Amy H. 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Everytime we read a label or look online, there’s someone threatening us about the next Big Disease — cell phones cause cancer, computers cause carpal tunnel, crossing the s ... Read on »
A Brief History of Typing–and Why The Dvorak Layout Won’t Heal/Prevent RSI by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health I once read an account of the peace negotiations following the Second World War. Secretaries stayed up all night, painstakingly typing and retyping official documents. Sin ... Read on »
A Comprehensive Guide to Alterna ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health A Comprehensive Guide to Alternative Ergonomic Mice Wednesday, October 31, 2007 17:29 Why does a standard mouse hurt so many people? To answer this question, let’s ta ... Read on »
A Comprehensive List of Alternat ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health A Comprehensive List of Alternative Ergonomic Keyboards Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:17 Most people who talk about getting an ergonomic keyboard are thinking specifica ... Read on »
A Comprehensive List of Alternat ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health A Comprehensive List of Alternative Pointing Devices Friday, November 16, 2007 13:58 Say goodbye to your mouse! If you want something drastically different than the m ... Read on »
A Series of Tubes: Where Nerves in Your Arms Are at Risk by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Do you remember that faux pas made by Ted Stevens, the corrupt Alaska Senator, when he tried to explain how the Internet worked? “The Internet is not a dump truck,” he stamm ... Read on »
About Paraffin Wax Baths – ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health About Paraffin Wax Baths –Part 1 of 2 Wednesday, August 27, 2008 21:54 Paraffin Wax therapy is a very old technique used to reduce inflammation and stiffness in the jo ... Read on »
Alternative Therapies for Treati ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Alternative Therapies for Treating RSI Monday, March 31, 2008 21:53 In an earlier post, I talked about some of the alternative treatments that Western medicine is star ... Read on »
An Introduction to Biofeedback T ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health An Introduction to Biofeedback Therapy for Relieving Pain Thursday, June 19, 2008 16:56 A guest post by Heather Johnson Biofeedback therapy has benefited many peopl ... Read on »
Ankle Sprains, Broken leg, Carpal Tunnel — One of these isn’t like the other by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Which of these injuries is different? Ankle sprains, broken legs, and carpal tunnel syndrome all cause swelling and pain and need to be immobilized at times. But the chr ... Read on »
Apple Revisits Ergonomics with a New Compact Keyboard by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Apple just introduced a wired, compact keyboard that gets rid of the number keypad on the right, making it more ergonomic for users. From my perspective it’s a great step, ... Read on »
Are Elbow, Wrist and Back Supports Helpful–or Harmful? by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Common wisdom says that braces and supports can help you keep functioning while injured, and immobilize a joint so that it can heal. A recent commenter on this blog was in ... Read on »
Beat the Heat, and The Air Condi ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Beat the Heat, and The Air Conditioning Monday, September 1, 2008 17:30 Here in the SF Bay Area in California, we’re enjoying our annual Indian Summer. When late summ ... Read on »
Blogroll on Ergonomics and Human ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Blogroll on Ergonomics and Human Factors Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:46 Since I’m only updating a couple times a week, I thought I’d point you all to some other gr ... Read on »
Bush’s Secret Rule Blocks ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Bush’s Secret Rule Blocks New Workers’ Safety Regulations Friday, August 29, 2008 2:16 This is pretty scary sounding news for worker’s safety and occupational health p ... Read on »
Carpal Tunnel Pain? — Get ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Carpal Tunnel Pain? — Get Tested for Food Allergies Tuesday, September 9, 2008 18:41 In previous posts, I’ve written how many types of activities beyond computer use c ... Read on »
Carpal Tunnel Research and Treatment — Is It Genetic? by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Carpal Tunnel syndrome is possibly the injury most commonly associated with computer over-use and repetitive stress injuries, but research has come to show that CTS is often ... Read on »
Case Studies: Corporate Approach ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Case Studies: Corporate Approaches to Ergonomics Thursday, May 15, 2008 19:56 I’ve worked for start-ups, mid-sized and large organizations with vastly different corpor ... Read on »
Case Studies: Corporate Approaches to Ergonomics by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health I’ve worked for start-ups, mid-sized and large organizations with vastly different corporate cultures, financial resources and approaches to ergonomic workstation ... Read on »
Chinese Medicine Balls Exercise ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Chinese Medicine Balls Exercise — with a twist! Thursday, May 22, 2008 13:10 Some time ago, I wrote about the benefits of using Chinese medicine balls as therapy, part ... Read on »