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Study: Young athletes need to avoid continuous repetitive activity to decrease risk of pars fracture

Study: Young athletes need to avoid continuous repetitive activity to decrease risk of pars fracture

Young athletes today often participate in sports year round and with increasingly competitive club and school sports, it has become common to choose one sport to specialize at a young age. While this specialization may seem like a competitive edge, new Northwestern Medicine research suggests that repetitive activity in just one sport, high impact or not, may not be a great idea for growing athletes. [More]
Administrator of Paradise Valley Hospital named one of nation's "Rising Stars" in healthcare industry

Administrator of Paradise Valley Hospital named one of nation's "Rising Stars" in healthcare industry

Paradise Valley Hospital Administrator Neerav Jadeja has been named one of the nation's "Rising Stars" in the healthcare industry as part of the "25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40" list published by Becker's Hospital Review annually. [More]
Scientists find that lack of naturally occurring protein linked to early signs of dementia

Scientists find that lack of naturally occurring protein linked to early signs of dementia

Scientists at the University of Warwick have provided the first evidence that the lack of a naturally occurring protein is linked to early signs of dementia. [More]
Shady Grove Orthopaedics' new after hours injury clinic opens in Germantown

Shady Grove Orthopaedics' new after hours injury clinic opens in Germantown

Shady Grove Orthopaedics is offering an after hours injury clinic at its Germantown location, 19735 Germantown Road, Suite 120. [More]
Children and adolescents with autism have surplus of synapses in brain

Children and adolescents with autism have surplus of synapses in brain

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain "pruning" process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). [More]
Doctor offers four important benefits of laser back surgery

Doctor offers four important benefits of laser back surgery

The spinal column is one of the most delicate and essential areas of the human body. Signals carried to and from the brain through the column control many key functions of our motor skills and nervous system. [More]
Physicians of Orthopaedic & Spine Center open new Pain Management Center at Virginia

Physicians of Orthopaedic & Spine Center open new Pain Management Center at Virginia

The physicians of Orthopaedic & Spine Center have announced the opening of their new Pain Management Center, located at 250 Nat Turner Boulevard in Newport News, Virginia. In its sixth year, the pain management program now has its own dedicated space on the second floor. [More]
New web-based program helps to determine deadly form of brain cancer

New web-based program helps to determine deadly form of brain cancer

A new web-based program developed by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers will provide a simple, free way for healthcare providers to determine which brain tumor cases require testing for a genetic mutation. [More]
Tarsa obtains $10 million senior credit facility to support NDA submission for Ostora tablet

Tarsa obtains $10 million senior credit facility to support NDA submission for Ostora tablet

Tarsa Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that it has secured a $10 million senior credit facility from Oxford Finance LLC and Square 1 Bank. The company intends to use the proceeds to support its plans to file a New Drug Application (NDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Ostora tablet for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, currently targeted for early 2015. [More]
Treatments that involve neck manipulation may be linked with strokes

Treatments that involve neck manipulation may be linked with strokes

Treatments that involve neck manipulation may be associated with strokes, although this association is not proven, according to an American Heart Association Scientific Statement written by lead author Dr. Jose Biller of Loyola University Medical Center and other stroke experts. [More]
New tool could help reduce number of future potentially fatal hip fractures

New tool could help reduce number of future potentially fatal hip fractures

A new tool is being developed by experts in Manchester which automatically searches medical images for early signs of osteoporosis in the spine by identifying fractures there and could help reduce the number of future potentially fatal hip fractures. [More]
Clinical trial to investigate safety of neural stem cell transplantation in patients with spinal cord injuries

Clinical trial to investigate safety of neural stem cell transplantation in patients with spinal cord injuries

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to investigate the safety of neural stem cell transplantation in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. [More]
Research report on the U.S. spinal implant market

Research report on the U.S. spinal implant market

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States spinal implant market will expand modestly through 2022 to reach a value of nearly $7.1 billion. [More]
New spinal fixation technique: an interview with Dr. Ian Armstrong, Medical Director, Southern California Spine Institute

New spinal fixation technique: an interview with Dr. Ian Armstrong, Medical Director, Southern California Spine Institute

Traditionally, the most commonly used medical devices for spinal fusion procedures have been pedicle screws and rods, and interbody cages or spacers. Each are coupled with bone grafts and limit movement while the area being fused heals. [More]
New supplement covers current knowledge and methods for management of AAICH

New supplement covers current knowledge and methods for management of AAICH

The Journal of Neurosurgery is pleased to announce today's publication of a supplement to the August issue entitled "Race Against the Clock: Overcoming Challenges in the Management of Anticoagulant-Associated Intracerebral Hemorrhage. [More]
IOM study finds U.S. medical training may not be meeting needs for care

IOM study finds U.S. medical training may not be meeting needs for care

The comprehensive report calls for major changes in doctor training and points out that it is difficult to track how the $15 billion spent by the federal government is being used. [More]

New IOM report includes recommendations to overhaul current graduate medical education system

The Institute of Medicine released a report, Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation's Health Needs, which encompasses recommendations to overhaul the current graduate medical education (GME) system. [More]
El Camino Hospital uses Leaf Patient Monitoring system to help prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers

El Camino Hospital uses Leaf Patient Monitoring system to help prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers

El Camino Hospital, a leader in the use of technology to improve patient care, is utilizing the Leaf Patient Monitoring system to help prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by monitoring the position and movement of patients susceptible to bed sores. [More]
First Edition: July 30, 2014

First Edition: July 30, 2014

Today's headlines include a range of health policy headines, including news from Capitol Hill on the Senate confirmation of Robert McDonald to head the VA. [More]
Activity level predicts how well patients recover from injuries after treatment

Activity level predicts how well patients recover from injuries after treatment

According to a literature review in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, patients' activity level is a strong predictor for how well they will do with certain treatments and how well they recover from injuries after treatment. Patients are encouraged to ask their orthopaedic surgeon if activity level is an important factor in their treatment decision. [More]