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Sports medicine expert talks spinal injury that sidelined player on MNF

If you watched Monday Night Football (MNF) this week, it’s probably safe to say that your heart dropped after Pittsburgh Steelers player Ryan Shazier grabbed his back and couldn’t move his legs after a making a tackle early in the game. Gregory Stewart, MD, a physician at Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, says his heart…
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St. Mark’s among nation’s first to perform robotic assistant spinal fusions

A new surgical tool combined with experienced orthopedic surgeons can significantly improve life for patients who have been debilitated by back pain, says St. Mark’s Hospital interim CEO Bryan McKinley of the hospital’s new robotic guided system with first of its kind technology for spine surgery. The HCA Healthcare affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah…
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Child Life: 9 things parents should know about “play people” at hospitals

Caroline Love takes the unofficial title of “play lady” as a term of endearment. She knows her role as a certified child life specialist at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville is a critical role at children’s hospitals and as a part of the healthcare team. “On the outside, it does…
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TriStar Centennial Medical Center combats opioid abuse with drug take-back day

“The problem is so big that deaths related to overdose now outpace homicides, suicides and car accidents,” says Dr. Jeffrey T. Hodrick about the opioid abuse crisis that claimed the lives of some 1,600 Tennesseans last year. “So, as physicians, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What can I do?’” “Crush the Crisis,” was the answer.…
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