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How to Cut an Avocado Without Cutting Yourself

Avocados may seem harmless, but if you’ve ever peeled and cut one, you know they can be more than a little troublesome. They’re slippery, they’re oddly shaped, and they have that annoying pit in the middle that rarely slips out as easily as you’d like. These characteristics have earned the avocado a reputation as one […]

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Acupuncture Can Ease Wrist Pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Acupuncture can relieve wrist pain, and researchers have tracked the brain and nervous system changes that may help explain why. Scientists randomized 80 people with mild or moderate carpal tunnel syndrome — pain caused by nerve compression at the wrist — to one of three groups. The first received acupuncture at the wrist and ankle. […]

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Welcome Jaymisha!

I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our team. You will see her smiling face as you check in at the front desk. Please help me make her feel welcome!

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12 Minutes of Yoga for Bone Health

Osteoporosis is the underlying cause for 1.5 million fractures in the United States annually. This results in half a million hospitalizations, and almost 200,000 admissions to nursing homes. Caucasian and Asian women are particularly at risk, but the disease affects everybody. Can 12 minutes a yoga a day reduce this risk? If you have never […]

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Moving Day!

Friday the 13th would be considered an inauspicious day to move, so we didn’t “officially” move to a new office until Saturday. That’s right! We have moved! We are now in suite 304 – down the hall from where we were. This is what the space looked like just 2 months ago. And here it […]

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Chip, Implanted in Brain, Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Control of Hand

Five years ago, a college freshman named Ian Burkhart dived into a wave at a beach off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, in a freakish accident, broke his neck on the sandy floor, permanently losing the feeling in his hands and legs. On Wednesday, doctors reported that Mr. Burkhart, 24, had regained control […]

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Congratulations Spencer and Stephanie!

Recently, our receptionist/surgery scheduler, Spencer, tied the knot, and I was honored to have been there to witness the event, and share in their celebration. The ceremony was beautiful, and I tried really hard to understand all that was being said in Spanish. I think I got the gist of it! We are all so […]

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Go-Kart Racer

Everyone in the office seemed to be getting a little antsy, so we decided it was time. Time to hit the track. Time to let off some steam and burn some adrenaline. Now, I have never been a very aggressive driver, though I am not averse to speed. But I found myself to be not […]

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Go Team!

Took the staff to the Coliseum last Friday night to watch the Giants and A’s. We were pretty evenly split between SF and Oakland. The Giants fans were a little more animated, as you can see. But in the end, the A’s took it 5-4. It was great to see everyone outside the office, and […]

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Ambidexterity

Interpreted from its literal translation, “ambidextrous” means having two right hands. It is a word that should be used to describe someone who uses both hands equally well. But more commonly, it is used to describe someone who does some things with one hand, and some with the other. For example, I could be considered […]

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  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)