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Medscape compiled a list of popular physician-authored books.  By Megan Wood -
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford University School of Medicine researchers studied folic acid's impact on brain and spine birth defects, according to Medical Xpress. The U.S. food supply fortification with folic acid was expected to decrease these birth defects.  By Megan Wood -
Medical Advantage Group launched the Consortium of Independent Physician Associations for Ohio physicians.  By Mary Rechtoris -

Compelling New Evidence on the Efficacy of Electrical Bone Stimulators

Which bone growth technologies are most effective when evaluating in RCTs?
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for May 19, 2016.  By Megan Wood -
There are a lot of "continuums" in healthcare that cover billing, diagnosis and treatment, disease, etc. You should know about one more continuum: Patient Engagement Marketing.  By Dick Pepper -
Humana and four Tennessee orthopedic specialty groups partnered to bring Humana Medicare Advantage members undergoing total hip or knee procedures a value-based bundled payment care model.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Although the Patriots have not formally announced who will become the team's medical director, insider Tom E. Curran insinuated Mark D. Price, MD, PhD, will assume that role, according to Pats Pulpit. Dr. Price is also listed as the team's medical director on his Massachusetts General Hospital's profile.  By Mary Rechtoris -

The new frontier enhanced visual inspection of medical devices

The best practices for enhanced visual inspection on medical devices
Histogenics acquired the sole development and commercialization rights to NeoCart for the Japanese market from its development partner Purpose.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are 12 recent mergers, acquisitions and partnership agreements that took place among spine and orthopedic companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named Terry Orr, MD, winner of its John J. Clair Jr. Award, according to a Carson Valley Times report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Powell (Wyo.) Valley Healthcare plans to file for bankruptcy after 20 patients filed lawsuits related to an orthopedic surgeon who formerly performed cases there, according to a Billings Gazette report. By Laura Dyrda -
A study published in the American Journal of Managed Care examines the guidelines for referring orthopedic patients. By Laura Dyrda -
A study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines the pedicle subtraction osteotomy technique for spinal deformity, a mini-open approach.  By Laura Dyrda -
Mazor signed a commercial and investment agreement with Medtronic. By Laura Dyrda -
The global spine devices market is anticipated to grow to 2022, according to newsmaker.  By Megan Wood -
Researchers analyzed the characteristics of patients with herniated discs at the cervicothoracic junction, according to a The Spine Journal study.  By Megan Wood -
The U.S. Army awarded Milwaukee-based Medical College of Wisconsin a five-year, $6.8 million grant to study neck, spine and brain safety issues, according to Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.  By Megan Wood -
A recent survey of high-achieving medical academics found nearly 30 percent of female faculty members and 4 percent of male faculty members experienced sexual harassment, according to Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -
NuVasive dominates the lateral spine market with Medtronic being a distant second. Kern Singh, MD, and his colleagues with Avaz Surgical are trying to level the playing field with new technology focused on quantitative imaging. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are the best states for physicians to practice, according to a 2016 Medscape report.  By Allison Sobczak -
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