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Health / Dr. Roald Llado

COVID-19 — A Brief Summary

As we have learned more about SARS-CoV-2, much attention has been focused on disease prevention. Currently, two vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have been FDA approved, and three vaccines from AstraZeneca, Janssen, and Novavax are participating in Phase 3 Clinical Trials. Let’s take a closer look at the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are being distributed to high-risk populations:

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Bone Health / Dr. Anthony Deluise

Calcium & Bone Health

Calcium is an important dietary mineral.  A majority of the total calcium in our bodies is stored in our bones (99%).  The remaining < 1% circulates throughout the body as an important ion in regulation of muscular function and blood clotting.  The regulation of how much calcium is resorbed from the bone for use throughout the body is highly regulated by the hormones PTH & Vitamin D.  Given its complex functions in the body, there is often a lot of confusion about dietary calcium intake and its effect on overall bone health.

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Health / Jodi Bergeron


Working during the pandemic, we have been required to adapt to many changes during the past months. One of these changes has been adapting treatments to focus on the results of individuals emerging from shelter in place orders. Many of you have had to make modifications to your daily lives including work and home routines and the contexts and environments they are performed in. Many have been working from home (WFH) as well as exercising at home as workplaces and gyms have been shut down. Although I am unaware of any definitive studies completed to date, the ramifications of these rapid lifestyle changes have not come without cost. We have observed increased levels of patients presenting with non-descript hand and arm pain and paresthesia’s.

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Health / Tanya Quaresma

It’s that time again…New Year’s resolutions!

Right around this time every year, most Americans are thinking the same thing, what is my New Year’s resolution going to be this year?  In the end, 2020 has been a rough year, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself when trying to meet your goals. The only kinds of resolutions you should make for 2021 are stress-free ones.

Try to focus on “Progress, not perfection” this year and pursue a few goals in small steps. Here are a few tips that will help you to stay on track in the New Year.

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Knee / Bridget Wilder

“There’s a Lump Behind my Knee!”

……………Living with a Baker’s cyst depends on how much discomfort it causes. Often times, the size and presence of the cyst will fluctuate, as the body can resorb this excess fluid. No treatment is necessary if the cyst is not causing discomfort.

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Ankle & Foot / Arlene Kavanagh

Big toe. Big problems.

The big toe, or hallux, can have several pain generators. The pain can vary from annoying to debilitating. The first metatarsal phalangeal (MTP) joint is where the long bone (metatarsal) of the foot meets the big toe. This joint can have multiple issues. Some of the common ones are listed below.

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December 3, 2020 / ORI Blog / Orthopedics Rhode Island

INFOGRAPHIC: A Closer Look at Ortho Rhode Island’s Therapy Services

In honor of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we’re sharing some helpful information about how the therapy teams at Ortho Rhode Island help patients of all kinds improve their quality of life through customized rehabilitation programs.

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Exercise / Alaina Denoncour

Is your gym closed again? How to Stay Active & Motivated During a Winter Pandemic

Like most of us, I have struggled with staying active and motivated during the many months of Covid-19. I guess you could say that I “threw in the towel” for a few months when gyms closed and when my sole adventure of the day was leaving the house to go to work. I found it […]

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November 25, 2020 / ORI Blog / Orthopedics Rhode Island

INFOGRAPHIC: Making Strides toward Better Orthopedic Health

Check out how walking and hiking regularly can do wonders for your bones, muscles, and joints.

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