The Spine & Sports Health Center, based in Hudson County, N.J., will now offer discography procedures.
Australia-based University of Melbourne and Stanford (Calif.) University researchers studied the origin and roles of astrocytes, hoping to discover possible treatments for brain and spinal diseases.
Fremont, Calif.-based Asterias Biotherapeutics has provided an optimistic update on its ongoing SCiStar clinical trial, according to Yahoo Finance. Asterias reported that the trial's success and the company's general financial achievements in 2016 will increase its ability to develop more trials and treatments in the near future.
Here are four spine surgeons who were in the news this past week.
More than a year ago, Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., launched a unique program in healthcare: refunds for patients dissatisfied with their care. What began as a pilot program in spine and bariatric surgeries has since spread to all levels of inpatient and outpatient care throughout the expansive Geisinger footprint.
A new study published in Spine examines the hospital length of stay for lumbar spinal fusion patients.
Samuel E. Epstein, DO, has been in practice for over three decades.

8. Payer mega-mergers — Are there any pros for spine surgeons?

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 02 February 2017 22:02
Four spine surgeons weigh in on the pros and cons of mega-mergers within the payer industry.
These spine surgeons tried to be above the law, committing fraudulent acts and endangering patients.

10. Professor Geoffrey Raisman has died — 5 things to know

Written by Adam Schrag | Thursday, 02 February 2017 18:35
University College London has reported that George Raisman, PhD, famous for his role in helping a paralyzed man regain the ability to walk, has passed away.

11. 1st Cape Girardeau neurosurgeon Dr. Yong Kie Kim dies

Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 02 February 2017 17:39
The first neurosurgeon to serve the Cape Girardeau, Mo., community, Dr. Yong Kie Kim died at the age of 81 on Jan. 28, 2017, according to a Southeast Missourian article.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Feb. 2, 2017.
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines the methodology for online surgeon scorecards.
Medacta International hired S. Raymond Golish, MD, PhD, as medical director of the company's U.S. spine division.
A study published in the journal Spine and covered in Medscape examines the morbidity rate in elderly spine surgery patients.
Wolters Kluwer and AAOS released Spine Injuries in Athletes.

17. 3 spine surgeons & neurosurgeons on the move in January 2017

Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 01 February 2017 14:32
Here are three spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new organizations, received promotions or moved locations in January 2017.
Low back pain is fairly common among school-aged children, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows, according to Medical Xpress.
On Jan. 30, 2017, a Boston jury determined a Massachusetts General Hospital spine surgeon's concurrent surgery schedule in 2012 did not result in a patient's quadriplegia, The Boston Globe reported.
NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine in Jackson, N.J., is now offering spinal cord stimulator trials.
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