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University of Virginia tech strengthens patients' backbones

Nov. 07, 2021 09:06 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — It may not turn you into a cyborg or the Six Million Dollar Man, but it could help you walk straighter and ease skeletal back pain. University of Virginia physicians have begun using a new, 3-D-printed, titanium back spacer designed to fit...

Georgia hospitals swamped by COVID-19 postpone surgeries

Sep. 08, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's public safety net hospital became the latest to temporarily cancel elective surgeries on Wednesday, saying it's being overrun with COVID-19 patients. Grady Memorial Hospital CEO John Haupert made the announcement, saying that the hospital was...

Spinal device company, execs charged with bribing surgeons

Sep. 07, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts spinal device company and two of its top executives have been charged with carrying out a scheme to bribe surgeons to use the company's products, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. SpineFrontier, Inc.'s chief executive officer and chief...