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Fire Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

Fire Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July brings juicy burgers and perfectly grilled hot dogs, the mouthwatering smell of fresh-baked apple pie, and a night under the fireworks—but if the right precautions aren’t taken, it can also bring injuries and burns. Did you know that 70% of firework-related injuries occur between June 20th and July 20th? Or that 41% of those injuries are hand injuries?… Learn More

How to Improve Your Golf Swing

How to Improve Your Golf Swing

The first day of summer was this past Tuesday. Summer living means the kids are done with school and you may finally have time to lie by the pool and break out the BBQ. With the Houston humidity, fun in the sun might not be your first choice for a good time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t venture out in the evenings when temperatures cool down a teeny bit.… Learn More

Finger Paint the Day Away: Tips for Children

Finger Paint the Day Away: Tips for Children

At the Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas, we know how important it is for your children to learn fine motor skills at a young age. Developing fine motor skills allows children to learn how to strengthen and control the hand, fingers, and thumb—which is essential for completing everyday tasks like brushing teeth, tying shoes, or zipping up a jacket.

Finger painting is a great way to encourage the development of fine motor skills in your children.… Learn More

Accessorize Your Hands: A How-To Guide for Making Jewelry

Accessorize Your Hands: A How-To Guide for Making Jewelry

We’ve taught you about exercises to strengthen your hands and wrists, bad habits that can hurt them, and DIY salve recipes to moisturize them. Now that you know how to promote good hand and wrist health, we’re here to share with you tips for accessorizing your hands and wrists. Specifically, we’ve found 6 amazing DIY jewelry tutorials, so you can make custom bracelets and rings that help you express your style.… Learn More

3 Exercises Older Adults Should Add to the Workout Routine

3 Exercises Older Adults Should Add to the Workout Routine

The long-term benefits of physical exercise are unquestioned. While many of the articles we read focus on a younger crowd, working out is just as important when you’ve reached senior status. National Senior Health & Fitness Day just took place yesterday. This special celebration is the country’s largest health promotion event for older adults. We always encourage our patients to be proactive with their health as it’s a way to prevent complications down the road.… Learn More

A Salute in Honor of the Fallen Military Veterans

A Salute in Honor of the Fallen Military Veterans

On Monday, we honor the brave military men and women who gave their lives for our freedom. Because of their great sacrifice, we are able to enjoy rights and freedoms in the United States that are not afforded to many, and for that, we are forever grateful. We will never forget those who fought with everything they had to make our country the home of the free and the land of the brave.… Learn More

The Worst Handshakes and What They Say About You

The Worst Handshakes and What They Say About You

In the past, we’ve given you tips on how to master an impressive handshake; today, we’re going to discuss some of the pitfalls. There are several different types of handshakes, but we’re going to focus on the ones you’ll want to avoid. Read along to learn what these handshakes are, what they might say about your personality, and what alternatives you can try to leave a better impression on those you interact with.… Learn More

Mother’s Day: Celebrate with Beautiful Nail Art

Mother’s Day: Celebrate with Beautiful Nail Art

This weekend, we celebrate mothers—the women who support us, who build us up, and who have made us who we are today. Mothers come in all forms—biological, foster, adopted, and honorary. The world is a better place because of mothers, and they deserve to be celebrated! If you forgot to get your mother a present this year, don’t run to the store for some last-minute flowers and an overpriced card.… Learn More

3 Secrets for Avoiding Calluses While Weightlifting

3 Secrets for Avoiding Calluses While Weightlifting

If your favorite way to destress after a long, hard day is pumping iron at the gym, you know all too well that after several intense weight-training sessions, your hands can start to look (and feel) a little worse for the wear. Rough calluses are unsightly, uncomfortable, and overall unpleasant. And let’s face it—your significant other probably doesn’t like holding hands when your palm feels like sandpaper.… Learn More

The History of Your Favorite Hand Signal

The History of Your Favorite Hand Signal

In many ways, we use our hands to communicate. From a friendly wave to a neighbor to a sly signal from the catcher to the pitcher in a baseball game, our hands help us convey messages to those around us. Let’s talk about three of the most commonly used hand signals here in the United States—thumbs up, the peace sign, and hang loose.… Learn More