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Opioid Use vs Spine Surgery; Vitamin D and Muscle Strength; New App Tracks/Changes Behavior e.g., Smoking

Source: U.S. National Archives and Wikimedia Commons

Study finds patients using substantial preop opioids were more likely to have higher levels of disability. Vitamin D therapy can improve muscle strength and other metrics of physical performance, says new work from Stanford. An online dashboard allows clinicians to match a clinical message to the patient’s readiness for behavioral change.

A Day in the Many Lives of Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Part II

Phoenix Children's Hospital / Source: Margaret Young and RRY Publications, LLC

Want to have a good day – Part II? We finish up with teenagers and one exceptional young man, a 21-year-old CP patient. The challenges and rewards of pediatric orthopedics are unlike any other orthopedic sector. Welcome the rest of the day in the many lives of Phoenix Children’s hospital.

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A Day in the Many Lives of Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Part I

Phoenix Children's Hospital / Source: Margaret Young and RRY Publications, LLC

Want to have a good day? Go to a children’s hospital. We went to one of the best, Phoenix Children’s. The challenges and rewards of pediatric orthopedics are unlike any other orthopedic sector. Seeing it in action is impressive. Welcome to a day in the many lives of Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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