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On Nov. 30, 2016, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the 21st Century Cures Act, according to Fortune.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Northfield, Ill.-based Medline won a contract from Indianapolis-based Talar Capital Partners, a podiatry-specific Group Purchasing Organization, to be the GPO's manufacturer of choice for medical and surgical products.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Though the future of the Affordable Care Act is uncertain at the moment, its impact on physicians and their practices was significant in 2016. In October, the Obama administration predicted monthly ACA marketplace enrollment will hit 11.4 million in 2017. This represents a 9 percent spike from the 2016 average monthly enrollment.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines whether the surgical effectiveness measures for lumbar spine surgery patients can predict two-year outcomes. By Laura Dyrda -
Sports medicine is unique in the challenges it presents to team physicians and the demands it puts on personal and professional careers, but for the physicians that stick with it the rewards are bountiful.  By Eric Oliver -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Dec. 1, 2016.  By Megan Wood -
Here are nine spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new organizations or received promotions in November, 2016.  By Megan Wood -

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As patient satisfaction becomes tied to provider reimbursement, a study in the Journal of Patient Experience looked at how wait times impact patient satisfaction in an orthopedic clinic.  By Eric Oliver -
Every Sunday 1,696 football players suit up and take the field to play a game on the gridiron but for Buffalo Bills' tackle Seantrel Henderson, the battle off the field is of the utmost importance.  By Eric Oliver -
Durham, N.C.-based Duke University is studying whether a virtually assisted physical therapy program is effective for total knee replacement surgery, MobiHealthNews reports.  By Eric Oliver -
On the heels of President-elect Donald Trump naming Rep. Tom Price, MD, (R-Ga.), to lead the HHS, MedPage Today republished a 2014 interview with the orthopedic surgeon concerning his views on healthcare.  By Mary Rechtoris -
In 2014, medical device manufacturer Sorin and the FDA came under fire after news broke that a heater-cooler device for heart surgery was linked to infections. The FDA waited 14 months before issuing a public alert concerning the risks, leading many experts to question the FDA's oversight of medical devices, according to Kaiser Health News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
The global hip and knee orthopedic surgical implant market is expected hit $33 billion by 2022, according to MarketResearchReports.biz.  By Megan Wood -
The European neurosurgery field has widely adopted surgical navigation technology, according to iData Research.  By Megan Wood -
Carlsbad, Calif.-based Aurora Spine Corp. reported financial results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2016.  By Megan Wood -
Astronauts may suffer from visual impairment intracranial pressure following long-duration space missions, according to Jagran Josh. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers presented their findings at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting on Nov. 28, 2016, in Chicago.  By Megan Wood -
Surgeons performed the first robotic spine surgery in western New York at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph campus in Cheektowaga, according to WIVB.com.  By Megan Wood -
A study recently published in Spine examined cervical spine surgeries for NFL players to see whether the level of surgery had an impact on performance-based outcomes. By Laura Dyrda -
La Jolla, Calif.-based StemGenex commented on the FDA's plans to regulate adult adipose-derived stem cells treatments.  By Megan Wood -
The global lumbar spine fusion market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.9 percent between 2016 and 2020, according to a Market Reports World analysis.  By Megan Wood -
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