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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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Degenerative Joint Disease / Dr. Anthony Deluise

Corticosteroid Joint Injections

My doctor says I may benefit from a steroid shot. What is that? 
Oh ok. So, what happens during the injection?
Does this injection hurt?

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Hand Therapy / Jodi Bergeron

Pain in the Brain

…………The more this new road is used by the brain, the old pathway is used less and less and weakens. This new way of thinking, feeling or doing becomes second nature. This process of rewiring your brain by forming new connections and weakening old ones is neuroplasticity. We are all capable of rewiring our brain with repeated and directed attention to desired change.

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