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Supplementation is critical

Vitamin D deficiency epidemic in children

Elizabeth Szalay, MD, Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of New Mexico, discusses the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in children in the USA. Only 16% of children in New Mexico were recently shown to have adequate levels of vitamin D, indicating...

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MRI aids early diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help differentiate spondyloarthritis from nonspecific back pain, investigators report in the May 23rd online issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism. “In spring 2009, MRI was accepted...

Surgical treatment better for spondylolisthesis

Spine Outcome Research Trial

Arya Nick Shamie, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, discusses the Spine Patient Outcome Research Trial, which showed that surgical treatment for lumbar disc herniation, lumbar stenosis...