Centinel Spine receives IDE approval for cervical total disc replacement devices

July 19, 2019
Centinel Spine LLC announced it received investigational device approval from the FDA to begin a two-level clinical trial for its prodisc C anterior…
Perspective

CMS proposes to cover acupuncture for low back pain

July 18, 2019
CMS announced in a press release that it has proposed to cover acupuncture as a possible alternative treatment to opioid use for Medicare…

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain
Feature

Analysis: AMA’s lawsuit seeks to protect patient-physician relationships, free speech

July 10, 2019
The AMA and two women’s health organizations recently sued the state of North Dakota, claiming North Dakota’s compelled speech laws…

Judge stops Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

July 9, 2019
A district judge recently blocked the HHS rule that certain drugs prices be included in TV ads, saying HHS overstepped its authority in issuing such…
In the Journals

More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…

History of concussion linked to increased risk of injury in college football players

July 2, 2019
Sports-related concussion history correlated with a greater musculoskeletal injury risk, according to results presented at the National Athletic…
Feature

Analysis: Trump’s hospital costs transparency executive order faces uphill battle

July 1, 2019
Though some major medical societies applauded President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on June 24 directing HHS to require hospitals…
In the Journals

Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.
In the Journals

‘Easy to follow’ advance directives more likely to be used

June 26, 2019
Both clinicians and patients more often utilized advance directives that were more “readable, understandable, appealing and usable,”…
Breaking News

Trump issues executive order intended to make health care costs more affordable, transparent

June 24, 2019
President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order Monday afternoon that seeks to make certain health care prices more affordable. Trump said…

Zavation gains FDA clearance for interbody system

June 22, 2019
Medical device company Zavation recently announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Ti3Z Interbody System. This device is used as a…
In the Journals

Selective fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis linked with spontaneous correction of uninstrumented curves

June 17, 2019
In properly selected patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, selective fusion of either a main thoracic or lumbar curve resulted in…
Feature

BLOG: Don’t get burned: Physician burnout and what you can do

June 17, 2019
Physician burnout continues to garner headlines in medical literature so much so that the WHO recently added it to their international diseases…

Trump administration sued over requirement to include drug prices in TV ads

June 17, 2019
Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly and the Association of National Advertisers sued the Trump administration last week, seeking to avoid complying with an HHS…
Feature

Clinician who sought mental health help shares journey

June 17, 2019
The struggle clinicians face in helping their patients, performing their required paperwork and maintaining a family life, all while maintaining…
Point/Counter

What imaging is best to diagnose the source of hip-spine pathology symptoms?

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
There has been recent interest in joint arthroplasty in terms of how spinal motion might influence component position in patients undergoing total…
Cover Story

Surgeons should educate each other on the hip-spine connection

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
The belief that the spine moves independently of the pelvis and hip has been disproved in recent years as researchers repeatedly identified important…
In the Journals

Significant site, regional influence seen in prevalence of seeking medical care, lost time due to low back pain

June 11, 2019
According to recently published results, the prevalence of rates for seeking medical care and lost time due to low back pain for manual material…
In the Journals

Impaired spine mobility common after 10 years of ankylosing spondylitis

June 11, 2019
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis commonly demonstrate impaired spinal mobility after 10 years of disease duration, at which time a weakened…