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  Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Aug. 14, 2014.  
Here are 15 sports medicine physicians who recently joined new practices, were promoted or are retiring in the near future. 
The Journal of Spine will publish a study on Advanced Biologics' OsteoAMP examining the different variables between allograft donors used in the product that was implanted during spinal fusion procedures. 
StemCells reported more than $12 million in net losses for the second quarter of 2014, significantly higher than the $5.8 million net loss reported last year. 
Retired neurosurgeon and potential Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, MD, is building his political credentials by not only speaking out on healthcare and economic issues but also addressing social issues, such as the recent rioting in St. Louis on The O'Reilly Factor," according to Breitbart.  
Lali Sekhon, MD, of Sierra Neurosurgery Group, was the first physician in northern Nevada to perform an oblique lumbar interbody fusion. 
A study conducted at Georgia Spine and Neurosurgery Center and published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery examines the safety and efficacy of bioabsorbable cervical spacers with low-dose rhBMP-2 in multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. 
Here are 100 statistics on compensation for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, advanced practitioners and medical office staff from numerous reports and surveys.  
A new study published in Spine examines how patient-reported insomnia in patients with chronic disabling occupational musculoskeletal disorders responded to a functional restoration program. 
Stryker Director Ronda E. Stryker sold 21,000 shares of the company's stock on the open market last Friday, following huge sales in July as well, according to a Mideast Times report. 
The Food and Drug Administration granted 21 spine-related 510(k) clearance in July. 
A new report from Kalorama Information examines the $300 billion-plus global medical device market, finding acquisitions driving growth in the future. 
UC San Diego Health is recruiting patients with spinal cord injury to test a new treatment based on neural stem cell research, according to a Times of San Diego report. 
A new healthcare-focused podcast in Los Angeles will feature a series including Marina Spine Center's Robert G. Watkins IV, MD, and David Chang, MD. 
Mark Foster, MD, joined the medical staff at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., according to a Port City Daily report. 
  Amsterdam-based Tornier reported $86.9 million in second quarter revenue in 2014, an 11 percent increase over the same period last year.  
  Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, has been elected president of Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute and appointed chairman of orthopedics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.  
Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, has been named president-elect of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, according to a Lebanon Daily News report.  
Mazor Robotics reported second quarter net loss at $3.7 million on a non-GAAP basis, but company CEO Ori Hadmoi was positive about Mazor's development over the past quarter and anticipates growth in the future. 
A study published in the August edition of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examines the 30-day morbidity after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. 
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