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Peter Gailey

An ‘Aggressive Exerciser,’ Resistant to Partial Knee Replacement. And Then?

Peter Gailey of Simsbury is an active 58-year old, a proud “aggressive exerciser,” who  found himself suffering from considerable knee pain “It felt like knives were being stuck into both of my knees,” he said. But Peter was adamant about avoiding surgery. He tried injections, without relief. On vacation in...

Three young couples on the beach.

Summer Countdown: 9 Health Benefits of Sunshine

Usually, at this time of year, we like to warn people about the dangers of too much sunshine or too little protection from sunshine. Not today, with the state reopening after so many weeks of self-quarantine during COVID-19. In so many ways, glorious sunshine is good for your health. Here...

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Turning on the Faucet Slowly: Non-Emergency Surgeries Resume

Sixty patients filtered through Hartford Hospital within the last week for nonessential surgical procedures and “overwhelmingly” reported feeling safe as life in the facility starts to step out of the shadow cast by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. John Grady-Benson, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Bone & Joint Institute,...

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7 Ways to Make Hospitals, Doctors’ Offices Safe From COVID-19 as State Reopens

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hartford HealthCare has never closed. But to help contain the spread of the virus, it suspended nonessential services, procedures and testing. Gradually, those services are phasing in at Hartford HealthCare hospitals, surgery centers, primary care offices, health centers and other facilities (above, the Bone & Joint...

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Three Recipes to Feed, Fuel Your Body Quickly

Looking for some easy meal ideas to make at home?  Chris Barrett, Clinical Dietician and Nutritionist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, walks you through how to make three recipes that are both simple to prepare and offer lots of nutritional value. Triple Berry Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup frozen blueberries...

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Boost Your Immune System with Exercise, Nutrition and Mindfulness

Now more than ever it’s important to help keep your body’s immune system strong and healthy. The team from Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, including registered dietitian Christopher Barrett, nurse practitioner KellyAnn Kosma and clinical psychologist Peter Lucchio share several ways you can help boost your immune system through...

Golf Season is here

With New Golf Season in Sight, Make Sure You’re Ready

When the clocks change and the days get longer, golfers in the Northeast begin to look forward to starting a new season on the links. After a long offseason, however, it’s important to make sure your body is ready to swing a club, especially if you have had surgery or...