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Value for Patients?

Recently, I attended the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. Boasting over 34,700 attendees this year, it brings together all the stakeholders and the top minds in the oncology world: doctors, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, insurers, government agencies, patient advocates and more. Show More Summary

ASTRO Members Elect Four New Officers to Board of Directors and Three Members to Nominating Committee

Members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have elected four new officers to serve on its Board of Directors and three members to serve on the Nominating Committee.

New Study May Identify Risk Factors for ACL Re-Injury

Re-tearing a repaired knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) happens all too frequently, however a recent study being presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting suggests that identification and patient education regarding modifiable risk factors may minimize the chance of a future ACL tear.

The Truths Hidden in Right Wing Survivalism

On a right wing web page, every other headline screams that Obama is responsible for impending disaster and doom to American society. But hidden within the polarizing rhetoric is often startlingly accurate analysis of the real sources...Show More Summary

Young athletes should consider the benefits of ACL surgery

SEATTLE, WA – Young patients who wait for ACL surgery may be at increased risk for secondary knee injuries, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. The study adds to existing research noting the risk of secondary meniscal and chondral injuries in pediatric patients. read more

Stabilizing shoulder surgery helps NFL players return to the game

SEATTLE, WA – Shoulder instability is a common injury in football players but the rate of return to play has not been regularly determined following surgery. A new study, discussed at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's...Show More Summary

Young Athletes Should Consider the Benefits of ACL Surgery

Young patients who wait for ACL surgery may be at increased risk for secondary knee injuries, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. The study adds to existing research noting the risk of secondary meniscal and chondral injuries in pediatric patients.

New Research Identifies Risk Factors for Little League Shoulder

As cases of Little League Shoulder (LLS) occur more frequently, the need for additional information about the causes and outcomes of the condition has become clear. Researchers presenting at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting today shared new data identifying associated risk factors, common treatment options and return to play.

Stabilizing Shoulder Surgery Helps NFL Players Return to the Game

Shoulder instability is a common injury in football players but the rate of return to play has not been regularly determined following surgery. A new study, discussed at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM)Show More Summary

Charles E. Daniels to be Honored for His Leadership in Health-System Pharmacy

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has named Charles E. Daniels, PhD, FASHP, as the recipient of the 2014 John W. Webb Lecture Award.

The Number Of American Households Without Landlines Is Exploding

Cellphones continue to become ever more dominant in our society, and people are increasingly trading in their landline phones. Pew Research Center reports on a new study by the National Center for Health Statistics detailing estimates...Show More Summary

Christian bookstores are the next gay-marriage battleground

The battle over gay marriage is being fought in nearly every corner of American society — from public schools to the highest courts, and from television sitcoms to neighborhood BBQs. Religious Americans — particularly evangelical Christians...Show More Summary

Is Home Ownership Still Part of The American Dream?

Are we on the way to becoming a nation of renters? Could be. The 2008 housing crisis and subsequent recession had many long-term consequences, and it may have even contributed to a fundamental change in the values of our society. AsShow More Summary

Sports Medicine Leader, Timothy N. Taft, MD, Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

Timothy N. Taft, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at its' Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Friday, July 11th. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field.

AJSM Editor-in-Chief, Bruce Reider, MD, Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

Bruce Reider, MD, prominent sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon and University of Chicago team physician was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at its' Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Friday, July 11th. Show More Summary

Robert A. Arciero, MD, Installed as AOSSM President

Robert A. Arciero, MD will be installed as the 43nd president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) on Saturday, July 12th, 2014, during the Society's Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Renowned Orthopaedic Researcher, Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, prominent sports medicine researcher from Michigan State University (MSU) was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at its' Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Friday, July 11th. Show More Summary

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Funds $2.8 Million in Research Grants

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research will fund $2.8 million in original, meritorious research in 2014 to improve care for the more than 20 million Americans with kidney disease, and for kidney patients worldwide.

UPDATE: Resolving issue of science of biological effects of low level radiation

A couple of weeks ago, Atomic Insights published an article about an initiative by past presidents and fellows of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to encourage the organization to push for efforts to resolve the issue of the science of the biological effects of low level radiation. Show More Summary

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