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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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Half of Doctors Give “Diff ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Half of Doctors Give “Difficult” Patients Placebos Monday, October 27, 2008 21:58 I’ll never forget the day my Workers’ Comp doctor gave me a packet of Vioxx pain kill ... Read on »
Handmade Mouse and Keyboard Rests That Double as Hot/Cold Packs by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Check these out…I love, love, love these crafty  hand-made wrist rests  on Etsy.  Some of them double as hot/cold packs so they’re therapeutic too.  Many have fun fabrics, s ... Read on »
Health Lessons from My Foster Ca ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Health Lessons from My Foster Cat, Lilah Monday, September 15, 2008 21:44 My foster kitty, Lilah, knows a lot about physiology and health. She hasn’t written book ... Read on »
Honda Makes Robotic Legs for Auto Assemblers by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Any time I feel tense and sore from typing all day, from now on I’m going to step back and stretch and just be thankful I don’t spend the entire day squatting and assembling ... Read on »
How to Choose the Right Ergonomic Hand Tools by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health One of the key issues in ergonomics is that one size never fits all. The petite, five foot tall woman (that’s me) has vastly different needs than the broad-shouldered 6′5″ ... Read on »
How to Control Stress: Awareness, Assessment and Action by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health I recently began taking a self-defense class. It’s a positive step, but probably would have been much more empowering when I was younger. Today I feel mostly like an emp ... Read on »
How to Realign Your Hips to Relieve Neck and Back Pain by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Did you know that neck pain and lower back pain are often the result of the same underlying causes? Of all the repetitive stress injuries, neck and back problems may be t ... Read on »
Ibuprofen and Steroids Can&rsquo ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Ibuprofen and Steroids Can’t Cure RSI Thursday, April 3, 2008 16:19 If you’re in pain, it’s tempting to grab some drugs and medicate it away.  But, it’s important to r ... Read on »
Ice Massage — Quick Cold T ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Ice Massage — Quick Cold Therapy Monday, March 10, 2008 18:03 Since ancient Greek times, doctors have prescribed the use of ice or snow as a treatment for injury. Tod ... Read on »
Improve Your Mousing Style: How ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Improve Your Mousing Style: How to Click and Point More Comfortably Thursday, October 25, 2007 17:29 Before I jump into the list of alternative ergonomic mice that I ... Read on »
Keyboard Review: Acer Aspire One Netbook by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health by Anselm Engle The bottom line is that no netbook will ever be ergonomically perfect, because they’re first designed to first be small and light. Acer does ... Read on »
Learning How to Combat Chronic Pain and Celebrate Life by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Sorry I have been MIA lately: I have been out enjoying my pain-free life. I remember how devastating and debilitating it was to be in constant pain, and wondering if I would ... Read on »
MacSpeech Releases New Dictation ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health MacSpeech Releases New Dictation Software, Licensing Dragon Technology Thursday, January 17, 2008 12:31 At Macworld this week, iListen’s creator MacSpeech announced it ... Read on »
Making do: sitting cross-legged, taking breaks, and other frowned-on ergonomic behaviors by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Apologies, but the page you requested could not be found. Perhaps searching will help. Read on »
Making do: sitting cross-legged, taking breaks, and other frowned-on ergonomic behaviors by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Every workspace has its own ergonomic issues, and every body has different ergonomic needs and problems based on their physique and habits. A lot of generic writin ... Read on »
Making Your Office Homey — ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Making Your Office Homey — the Art of Cubistry Thursday, January 31, 2008 14:39 I’m a lucky girl — my office is my home and any coffee shop, library or friend’s house ... Read on »
Massage Techniques for Healing and Health by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health At its best, massage can do much more than feel good–it can lead to healing, increasing circulation, lifting your energy, breaking up scar tissue, and making you healthier o ... Read on »
Mini-notebooks Substitute for SmartPhones, Not Laptops by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health If you’re longing for a laptop and thinking about getting the cheap mini-notebooks like the EEE PC instead (retailing around $300), think again. The price tag is sweeter, b ... Read on »
Muscles Aches and Spasms Can Indicate Potassium Deficiency by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Muscle aches can be caused by stress injury, or lack of sleep — or even potassium deficiency.  People are more at risk for this kind of deficiency if they take certain medic ... Read on »
Need a New Career? - Get Away from the Computer! by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health If you’re stressed and sick of your job and ready for a way out, you might be considering what your aptitudes and interests are for other careers. In this economy, now is a ... Read on »