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  • How to Stay Active, Fit and Safe During the Coldest Winter Months

    January 15, 2020

    Despite the January thaw we recently experienced, the winter weather is here to stay.  But don’t let the cold keep you from getting out to enjoy the outdoors. The Hartford HealthCare Sports Medicine team reminds you that with a little planning and preparation, it’s easy to stay active during the…

  • How Long Do Joint Replacements Last?

    January 09, 2020

    In a winner-take-all endurance test, which is stronger: metal or human bone? Surprise: If it’s a metal alloy knee or hip replacement vs. the original human bone, take the bone. That goes for polyethylene, ceramic and any other material paired with metal in an artificial joint, too. No combination will last…

  • Anatomy of Back, Neck Pain: When is Surgery Needed?

    January 03, 2020

    If you suffer from neck and spine pain, you know it can be debilitating. But there are ways to help manage it. Dr. Steve Zhou is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. As we age, we can begin to feel the effects…

  • Cooking Class Alert: Whip Up a Meal That Fights Chronic Illnesses

    January 02, 2020

    Inflammation is at the center of many chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. To help you lower your risk of such issues, a dietitian with Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute is offering a pair of cooking classes. Anti-Inflammatory Cooking Classes are set…

  • January Cooking Class: Winter Recipes That Fight Chronic Illness

    December 12, 2019

    Inflammation is at the center of many chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. To help you lower your risk of such issues, a dietitian with Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute is offering a pair of cooking classes. Anti-Inflammatory Cooking Classes are set…

  • Graduating From High School to College Sports? Some Tips

    November 11, 2019

    Making the transition from high school to collegiate athletics can be a daunting and difficult task. Physical therapist Stefanie Bourassa and psychologist Peter Lucchio of the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute’s Center for Musculoskeletal Health have several tips to help make this transition smooth. Bourassa, who played Division I…

  • Keeping Your Student Athlete Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

    November 06, 2019

    As certified athletic trainers with Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, Sabrena Lary and Deanna Barrett take great pride in taking good care of their student athletes both on and off the field. And with flu season just around the corner, they have these tips to help students stay healthy: A mention…

  • What’s to Blame for Most Joint Replacements?

    November 01, 2019

    Osteoarthritis is a primary reason for most knee and hip replacements. It affects more than 30 million people, making it the most common chronic joint condition in the United States. The pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis at a joint – the junction where two bones meet – are caused by…

  • Dr. John Grady-Benson appointed Physician-In-Chief at Bone & Joint Institute

    October 18, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare has appointed Dr. John Grady-Benson as Physician-in-Chief of the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital. He begins his role today. An accomplished orthopedic surgeon and respected leader, Dr. Grady-Benson will be instrumental in the continued growth of the Bone & Joint Institute. Working collaboratively with…

  • Knee Pain? What To Do if It’s Patellar Tendonitis

    October 07, 2019

    Feeling pain in your knees when you are exercising? Jon Davis of Hartford HealthCare’s Sports Medicine team says that it could be due to patellar tendonitis. Patellar tendonitis, also known as Jumper’s or Kicker’s knee, is the inflammation of a tendon, generally due to overuse. Patellar tendonitis specifically is caused…


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