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Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons featured in the news this past week. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are the stock reports from five spine device companies for May 14, 2015 and how they compare to their numbers two weeks ago on April 30. By Laura Dyrda -
The first two patients to receive InVivo's Neuro-Spinal Scaffold for spinal cord injury are showing improvement three-to-six months after surgery. By Laura Dyrda -

Incorporating opioid-reducing strategy

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LDR received an "outperform" rating by analysts at RBC Capital Markets, according to a Directors Talk report. By Laura Dyrda -
Spinal Kinetics presented the results of a two-year, multi-center outcomes trial for treating lumbar degenerative disc disease using the company's Spinal Kinetics M6 cervical disc prosthesis. By Laura Dyrda -
Spine Pain Management reported improved bottom line in the first quarter of 2015. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines spinal trauma patient outcomes and how surgeons are measuring for function and health. By Laura Dyrda -

Improving patient acquisition through marketing

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Hospital for Special Surgery in New York received a $2.76 million grant to establish a program to prevent sports injuries, particularly in young athletes.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Vinita Bali, a Smith & Nephew insider, purchased several shares on the open market yesterday, according to a Sleek Monkey report. By Laura Dyrda -
Ernest Hemingway once said "There is no friend as loyal as a book." Here, five spine surgeons discuss books and authors that have had an impact on their professional and personal lives.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are seven things for spinal surgeons to know for May 14, 2015.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are eight spine surgeons who were recently named to leadership positions at their hospital, or joining a new hospital in a leadership role.  By Laura Dyrda -
Ellipse Technologies received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its next generation external remote controller for use with the MAGnetic Expansion Control Spinal Bracing and Distraction System, or MAGEC system.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The consensus, or mean, target price of the Wall Street analysts covering NuVasive is $54.9, according to a Markets Daily report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Are there factors that predispose dural tears in patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery? By Laura Dyrda -
The North America internal trauma fixation devices market is projected to grow significantly over the next four years, according to a report from Research and Markets.  By Laura Dyrda -
Spine device company K2M has grown significantly over the past few years, from a spine start-up focused on minimally invasive deformity techniques to a public company competing in multiple spinal technology spaces. By Laura Dyrda -
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Federal government agency in charge of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, is the largest payer in the U.S. health care system.  By Paul Jawin, JD and Lisa Fraser, MHA -
A new article published in Spine examined several factors influencing adjacent segment disease that requires reoperation. By Laura Dyrda -
Singapore's Hee Kit Wong, MD, PhD, was named the new co-president of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery for 2015-2016. By Laura Dyrda -
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