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An article in The New York Times reports on the high costs of joint replacement in the United States compared to other developed countries. These procedures are “many more times” as expensive in the United States than they are in other countries....
A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that “spinal augmentation did not improve mortality” in comparison to conservative therapy to treat vertebral compression fractures. The study compared 30-day and 1-year outcomes in patients that had newly...
An article in The Plain Dealer reports that “in rats whose spinal cords were completely cut – the worst kind of paralysis injury – scientists … were able to prod nerve fibers to gradually grow across gaps the width of a pencil and...