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Interesting / Amanda McKenna


While HBO has just revealed the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere for April 2019, I am in fact referencing the upcoming season change from fall to winter. December 21st will officially signal the start of winter and for many people, this means short days, cold temperatures and shoveling. But who says winter has to be dreary? Let’s find a new winter hobby!

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Interesting / Kelly Teixeira

Holiday Gift Guide

No matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year, it seems like we are all rushing around without enough time for anything, let alone shopping for our loved ones. If you are like me you don’t just want to give those special people in your life a gift card; gift giving has to have a little meaning behind it. Unfortunately, sometimes the ideas just aren’t there so it’s always nice to have some help.

The following “cheat sheet” is a compilation of…..

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Health / Cindy Napier


With the holidays upon us we all want to celebrate. Time spent with family and friends could mean an abundance of holiday cheer, food and alcohol. The good news is that the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Years is not 5 lbs or more as is what is commonly asserted. In a study from……

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November 20, 2018 / ORI Blog / Orthopedics Rhode Island

Shovel Safely!

Winter is nearly here, and with it: Snow! On average, shoveling sends more than 11,000 adults and children to the hospital every year. Here’s how to prevent some of the most common strains and injuries.

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Health / Mike Lopes

One Month Keto Experiment

A few months month back my wife was thinking about trying the Keto diet and she asked me what I knew about it, admittedly not much. I knew that it was a low carb, high fat diet but that was about it. She knew a few people that tried it and had some good success with it in terms of weight loss. So I figured I’d join her and we’d do this diet together for a month and let’s see what happens.

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Interesting / Kyle Anderson

Thanksgiving Holiday Injuries

Thanksgiving season is here; food, family, friends and football! This holiday of thankfulness can include some unwelcome accidents that may limit your turkey intake. Here are some common turkey day injuries and how to keep safe.

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Interesting / Michelle Choquette

How to Beat the Winter Blues

This weekend comes the end of daylight savings time which means we turn the clocks back 1 hour. Yes, that means we will have an even earlier sunset than we have already been having the past few weeks. Have you already noticed feeling more tired and wanting to go to bed even earlier at night? Losing an hour of sunlight each afternoon can really affect our energy levels and moods. Winter blues, also known as seasonal ………….Here are some suggestions to help beat the winter blues and…..

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October 30, 2018 / ORI Blog / Orthopedics Rhode Island

Ortho Rhode Island Surgeons Evaluate Halloween Skeletons

Just in time for Halloween! We asked our orthopedic physicians and bone experts to evaluate skeletons from two popular stores and determine which is closest to the real thing. – Watch for expert tips straight from ultimate authority in bones!    

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Interesting / Dr. Roald Llado


As the temperatures outside begin to drop, many children (and adults) start to get excited about Halloween. In anticipation of a candy-filled evening on October 31, I would like to look back on the origin of the tradition.
Halloween originated approximately 2,000 years ago with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain…..

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