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October 14, 2021 / Interesting / Ellen Girouard

Fall, Football, and the Boston Marathon?

Did you know that October is the only month where we get to enjoy watching the Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox, and Patriots all at the same time? It is simply one of the best months of the year. To make it even better, 2021 is the first year we get to add the Boston Marathon to the mix!

This past Monday, runners had to wait 910 days to get the….

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October 7, 2021 / Hand Therapy / Casey Ashby

What is Trigger Finger?

Trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis, causes fingers to “catch” while bending. This condition can affect more than one finger at a time. It is commonly seen in people who have…..

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September 30, 2021 / Health / Alyssa DeTogni

Could Turmeric Help your Arthritis?

Turmeric, a common spice native to Southeast Asia, has been used for thousands of years not only as a culinary additive, but as a staple in traditional medicine. A component of the spice, curcumin, is thought to be……

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September 23, 2021 / Knee / Hunter Minicucci

OrthoRI ACL Injury Prevention Program for the High School Athlete

ACL injuries are very prevalent in high school athletics. Each year 20,000 to 80,000 female high school athletes suffer from an ACL injury while participating in a sporting activity. Females are 5 times more likely to sprain, tear or rupture their ACL compared to their male counterparts. As a result, ACL prevention programs are a valuable tool for reducing the risks associated with ACL injury. According to a systematic review conducted by Yu-Lun, et al., it was concluded that ACL IPP (Injury Prevention Program) have a significant protective effect to help reduce the risk of injury by 53%. With that being said, it is important that OrthoRI becomes involved in reaching…..

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September 16, 2021 / Health / Sandra Stokes

The Importance of Play in our Adult Lives

In our hectic lives of today’s world, many of us focus so much on our work and family commitments that we never seem to have time for fun – pure fun!
As we grew up and our lives became more focused and with more responsibilities, we stopped playing!
When we do carve out some leisure time, we are more likely to zone out in front of the TV or computer then actually engage in fun.

Play is not just essential for…..

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September 8, 2021 / Health / Sophie Gormley

Indoor Gardening

Fall is here and it is the time of year that many reluctantly make the transition from spending hours outdoors in the yard and garden to spending more time within the home. This transition can be made easier by creating an indoor garden space, and houseplants can be an inexpensive way to spruce up even the most dull room or workspace. There are many therapeutic benefits from maintaining plants including reduced stress, increased attention, and improved productivity. Research also shows that keeping house plants can improve the quality of air within your home or workplace due to the release of oxygen and absorption….

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September 3, 2021 / Health / Louis Robinson

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

How many hours of sleep do you get each night? The National Sleep Foundation conducted a Sleep in America Poll in 2020 and found that more than one-third of adults in America are not getting enough sleep and feel sleepy during the day for at least half the week or more. Survey participants felt as if feeling tired affects their work performance, ability to exercise, and negatively affects their relationships with friends and family. Sleep affects almost every…

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August 26, 2021 / Exercise / Patrick Glenn

Reduce Your Risk of Falling and Death with Floor Time

Can you get down onto the floor and up again by yourself without assistance? A simple question for maybe a not so simple task. If you answered “NO” you may be at a higher risk for falls or even death. A Brazilian study revealed that those who needed assistance (including using your own hands for support) with getting down and back up from the floor were almost seven times more likely to die within six years than those who could perform this task independently.

Try it yourself. The test is…

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August 18, 2021 / Health / Thomas Gerrish

The Health Benefits of “Man’s Best Friend”

Dog’s have been a companion to mankind for millennium and have demonstrated traits of loyalty, friendship, and unconditional love to their human counter parts. These traits are what earn them the title of “Man’s Best Friend” and could possibly make them your favorite member of the family. The impact your dog can make can be much more then just a…

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