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  • Why do humans have braces and other primates don’t?

    Have you ever wondered why so many people need braces, and if they are preventable? As you may know, my wife, Dr Marilyn Hatz DDS, is also my associate at our center, specializing in TMJ disorders. The link below deals with a related problem – why so many humans have crooked teeth where other primates don’t. This truly brilliant and fascinating article linked below gives the apparent reason, what can be done about it, and deals with diet – as do so many of our modern day health problems.

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  • NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM – MEDICINE

    I was recently invited to be a speaker by the “National Youth Leadership Forum – Medicine” on the University of Chicago campus for their Orthopaedic section.

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  • OPIOID NARCOTICS USE BEFORE KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY RESULTS IN LESS PAIN RELIEF AFTERWARD

    An interesting article in the May Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found that those who took opioids (narcotics such as hydrocodone found in norco and Vicodin) had less pain relief after surgery.

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  • The world’s most advanced bionic hand

    A prosthetic hand, which provides a sense of touch acute enough to handle an egg, has been completed and is now exploited by the NEBIAS project after 10 years of research. The world’s most advanced bionic hand was tested with the help of amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen who was able to grasp objects intuitively and

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  • Arm pain in young baseball players common, preventable

    Arm pain is common among supposedly healthy young baseball players and nearly half have been encouraged to keep playing despite arm pain, the most in-depth survey of its kind has found. The findings suggest that more detailed and individualized screening is needed to prevent overuse injury in young ballplayers. The most in-depth survey of its

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  • American Academy Regenerative Medicine
  • American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • isakos
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery Academy
  • International Cartilage Repair Society