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A new study published in Spine examines injuries and hospital outcomes for spinal fracture patients with ankylosing spondylitis.  By Laura Dyrda -
Amedica is now in compliance with NASDAQ listing requirements after a period last year where the company's share price dipped below $1. By Laura Dyrda -
Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital, a Houston-based hospital part of Nobilis Health System, welcomed orthopedic spine surgeon Vivek Kushwaha, MD, according to Virtual-Strategy Magazine.  By Megan Wood -

How hospitals are using technology and resources to raise the standard of care

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Australian researchers invented a "bionic spine" for paraplegics, according to Fox News Healthth.  By Megan Wood -
Small and large firms diverge in their health insurance offering, based on the 2015 Kaiser/HRET Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits, according to The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  By Megan Wood -
Here are 13 statistics on neurosurgeon average salary based on payscale.com data.  By Megan Wood -
Here are 13 orthopedic surgeons treating professional athletes this past month.  By Allison Sobczak -

How evidence-based medicine drives decision-making in healthcare

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Evidence-based medicine touches all areas and a global understanding of how the different stakeholders interact will be increasingly important going forward.
University of California in Santa Barbara and UCLA researchers found many Americans who are labeled overweight or obese based on their body mass index are healthy, leading many in the medical community to question the BMI's validity, according to GEN.  By Mary Rechtoris -
A judge sentenced Lisa Tseng, MD, to 30 years to life for the murder of three people after prescribing the patients painkillers including Percocet and Vicodin, according to CNN.  By Mary Rechtoris -
The cervical total disc replacement device market reached $489.7 million in 2015, based on a Persistence report, according to medGadget.  By Megan Wood -
American Association of Neurological Surgeons named Kathleen Craig executive director.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Of physicians surveyed, 61 percent said their overhead costs increased with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a Jackson Healthcare survey.  By Megan Wood -
A majority of physicians practiced in small medical practices comprised of two to 10 physicians in 2014, according to Statistica report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Ronda E. Stryker, director at Stryker, sold 12,000 shares of the company's stock in a recent transaction, according to a Daily Political report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are nine recent mergers, acquisitions and partnership agreements that took place among spine and orthopedic companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
David Greenwald, MD, successfully implanted the 1st patent-pending VerteLP Lateral Lumber Cage from VGI Medical.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Implanet hired Brian T. Ennis as president of Implanet America.  By Laura Dyrda -
Compounding creams to treat pain are the target of a new big Justice Department investigation after allegations emerged that companies sent out more product than was ordered, overbilled and automatically refilled prescriptions without being asked. And, to some of the creams reportedly have little or no medical value, according to a report in Nasdaq.  By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques examines the factors affecting anterior cervical discectomy and fusion complications and length of stay.  By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 13 spine surgeons who recently received awards or promotions.  By Megan Wood -
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