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  • Child Human Trafficking Victims in Healthcare Settings Would you be able to detect a child or adolescent victim of human trafficking in your clinic or exam room? And would you know what to do?
  • Valuable Tools for Spinal Surgery Planning Dr Schwab discusses recent advances in treating spinal deformities and tools available to assist in surgical planning.
  • 10 Reasons Why Some Doctors Earn More There are many intriguing reasons why some physicians within the same specialty are considerably better off financially than their colleagues.
  • Concussion Consensus Calls for Caution Resist the urge to minimize symptoms, says Dr Mandelbaum. When in doubt, take them out.
  • Evidence Mounts for Headgear in Soccer Head injuries are all too common in the world's most popular sport, particularly for girls. Would wearing headgear reduce the rate of concussions?
  • The Scoop on the New Syncope Guidelines   Drs Win-Kuang Shen and Peter Noseworthy discuss key recommendations on the diagnosis and management of syncope as published in the new ACC/AHA guidelines.
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 2017 Annual Meeting Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AANS 2017.
  • BPPV: What to Do About Dizziness Four short cases illustrate the key points of evidence-based diagnosis and management of BPPV.
  • Advances in Translational Research in Arthroplasty Dr Bostrom shares his views on pain and instability in arthroplasty, host/implant interactions and infections of the knee, and the driving forces of healthcare economics in orthopedics.
  • Hot Topics for 2017 in Orthopedics Dr Albert discusses the current hot topics, recent surgical advances and innovations in orthopedic surgery, including new treatments for the cervical spine.
  • 50 Shades of Malpractice Malpractice cases range from crazy to shocking to sad to frustrating. Here are some of the most notorious cases from each of our 50 states.
  • New Advances in Traumatic Brain Injury A review of the latest advances in diagnosing and managing traumatic brain injury.
  • The Trends That Disrupted Medicine in 2016: Our Take   You need to be aware of these three important changes in the healthcare landscape. Will these trends become stronger, or sputter out?
  • Can Low Back Pain Be Managed Without Surgery or Drugs? Patients with nonspecific low back pain may derive such relief from mind/body therapies that they don't require narcotics or surgery. Yet skilled therapists and insurance coverage are in short supply.
  • Physician Politicians: Do You Know Who They Are? Test yourself with our quiz about former and current physicians who just also happen to be politicians. Or is that politicians who happen to be physicians?
  • Laser Ablation's Role in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy The advantages of this less invasive procedure are apparent--less so its ability to eliminate seizures. Dr Andrew Wilner sorts through the latest research.
  • Craniectomy for Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension Dr Barclay looks at how a recent study comparing decompressive surgery with medical monitoring can help facilitate patient conversations after traumatic brain injuries.
  • So You Want to Be a High School Football Team Doctor Pro football teams may have 15 specialists on the sidelines during a game. The high school team doctor must assume all of their roles. A noted sports medicine physician offers advice on how to do it.
  • Trials and 'Trephination' of the Past Dr Lowenfels takes a look back at surgical procedures of old that have since been abandoned. These examples remind us that we must be open to change in the ever-evolving field of surgery.
  • Your First Job: What to Watch Out For A doctor's first job will probably bring some tough situations and recognition of how different reality is from what was expected. Here's how to handle it.