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Goodman Campbell Led Neurosurgical Residency Program Receives Spotless Review

February 16, 2018

Any team knows there’s nothing quite as satisfying, or rare, as a perfect record. It’s an achievement that comes only after a lot of hard work, and one to be marked with pride. As one of the nation’s largest and most accomplished neurosurgical teams, we know as well as anyone what it takes to maintain high standards and expectations, and to stay on top of our game.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has oversight of all residency training programs in the U.S. Programs are reviewed annually and receive feedback from that review. These reports typically include areas for improvement, as well as any citations that must be fixed by the residency program to remain in good standing.

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The Next Generation of Stroke Education

February 9, 2018

Tessa David was showering in her Dallas apartment when her life changed.

Tessa was a 28-year-old model, dancer, and professional cheerleader with a bright future. She grew up in Bloomington and spent five years with the Indianapolis Colts before moving to Dallas to try out for the Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleading squad.

But on December 1, 2014, she suffered a severe stroke that paralyzed her right side and injured 60 percent of the left side of her brain. She lay in her apartment for 36 hours before getting help—and every minute of those 36 hours affected the severity of Tessa’s condition and her chances for recovery.

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Brain Bolt Smashes Goals in Year 3

February 5, 2018

Watch our Third Annual Brain Bolt 5K video here

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Pain Patient Says Dr. Derron Wilson Saved My Life

February 1, 2018

After a year of constant, burning back pain, Roberta Lafuze has finally found relief and says she owes her life to Derron Wilson, MD, GCBS’ director of the Interventional Pain Management Center.

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Winter Sports Safety

January 17, 2018

The Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, start next month—good news for couch potatoes who can’t get enough curling. The Olympics raise awareness of and interest in all sorts of winter sports, including some pretty extreme ones.

So it’s  timely that January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month. Each year, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice skating, and other winter sports account for thousands of head and neck injuries—so it pays to be aware of the risks and know what to do in case of an accident.

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A Song of Hope

January 11, 2018

Eric Jordan was living his dream. At the age of 41, Eric was singing bass with the New York Metropolitan Opera. He was living in New York City with his wife and 20-month-old son and reaching his peak as a vocalist.

But it was another voice—his son’s—that made the biggest difference in Eric’s life. One morning in September of 2012, he was awakened by his son’s crying and attempted to see what was the matter. Instead of walking to his son, Eric passed out and fell to the floor, paralyzed and unable to speak.

Eric suffered a massive stroke, and his life was in danger. But even if he recovered, Eric stood to lose his ability to sing: his career and his passion.

A child’s cry, a quick-thinking spouse, and an innovative procedure saved Eric’s life. But there was no guarantee they’d save his voice.

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How to Keep from Slipping on Ice and What to Do if You Can't

December 22, 2017

Whether you love or hate winter, we all can agree that icy conditions are a (sometimes literal) pain. Indeed, no one is immune from ice-related falls. But there are ways to avoid, reduce, and respond wisely to them.

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Clearing a Path to a Faster Stroke Recovery

December 12, 2017

Dr. Kulwin has already performed the BrainPath® procedure on dozens of patients with a very low rate of complications. While it can’t reverse damage caused by a brain bleed, it can significantly speed healing and reduce the risk of further damage or complications for ICH patients. This was certainly the case for Frank, who qualified for the procedure because he experienced two brain bleeds—the latest of which had occurred within 24 hours of his arrival at the hospital.

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Dr. Derron Wilson is Among the First in the Nation to Perform Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation to Treat Pain

November 22, 2017

Physicians like our own Dr. Derron Wilson, director of the Interventional Pain Management Center at Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine, are constantly exploring new ways to help patients who suffer from hard-to-treat pain. That’s because every patient is different, and what works for some may be completely ineffective for others.

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Join Americans across the country to quit smoking on November 16

November 15, 2017

When you’re a smoker, it never seems like a good time to quit. Maybe you’re in the middle of a stressful work project, or maybe you’re waiting for a big milestone—your birthday, say, or New Year’s Day. Maybe you just enjoy the ritual of taking a few minutes for yourself to get away, have that cigarette, and unwind.

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17 Goodman Campbell Doctors Make Indianapolis Monthly List This Year

November 6, 2017

If you’re looking for a neurosurgeon, neuroradiologist, or pain medicine specialist in Central Indiana, there’s no need to look further than Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. Or so we might infer from this year’s Top Doctors list published by Indianapolis Monthly.

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What You Need to Know About Epilepsy

November 1, 2017

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects an estimated 10 million Americans, and millions more worldwide. But as surgical procedures have progressed, treatments have become both more effective and less invasive than ever. Here’s what you need to know about epilepsy, and about how it can be treated.

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Why smoking and other health issues can delay spine surgery

October 16, 2017

Knowing more about your health and understanding it better can make a big difference. During the third week of October, National Health Education Week honors the role health education can play in improving public health.

So this week, we thought we’d look at a common patient question: why health issues like diabetes, obesity, and tobacco use might need to be addressed before having spine surgery.

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Concussions and the Developing Brain

October 10, 2017

Our understanding of concussions has come a long way since the 1970s. Back then, concussions were considered a psychological disease, not something with a physical basis. We now know that concussions are indeed physical, and can even lead to pathological brain changes. But we’re just beginning to understand why many of these changes occur.

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Dr. Christopher Doran Relieves Knee Pain with Novel Treatment

October 2, 2017

GCBS’ pain management specialist, Christopher Doran, MD, is the only physician in Indianapolis trained to treat patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee with a new non-surgical procedure known as COOLIEF Knee Rhizotomy. Doran says the new treatment so far has given his patients 80–90% relief from their chronic knee pain.

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Join Us for the 3rd Annual Brain Bolt 5K

September 29, 2017

For the third year in a row, Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine’s Brain Bolt 5K Run/Walk will raise money for the treatment and care of traumatic brain injuries. The event will take place on October 7 at 10 a.m., with family-friendly activities throughout the day. The festival-like atmosphere will include music, food trucks, and activities for kids on the Carmel Gazebo’s grass lawn.

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Introducing Dr. Jeffrey Raskin

September 28, 2017

Long before he came to Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, Dr. Jeffrey Raskin knew he wanted to study neurosurgery. “At Pomona College, I was one of the first to enroll in an interdisciplinary major called neuroscience,” Dr. Raskin says. “We studied everything from hippocampal structure to human behavior, but the coolest part to me was the surgical procedures.”

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Mealey Lecturer Talks of Overcoming Obstacles in an Inspiring Address

September 26, 2017

In an address that included both personal history and life lessons, Maciej “Matt” Lesniak, MD, presented the 7th Annual Mealey Lecture in an informative talk titled, “Developmental Therapeutics: A Neurosurgeon’s Perspective,” on August 30 at Indiana University’s Goodman Hall Auditorium.

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Fall Prevention Awareness Day: Tips on Staying Safe

September 22, 2017

September 22 marks the 10th annual Fall Prevention Awareness Day, and that makes this a great time to talk about how you can keep yourself or a loved one safe. At least 1 in 4 Americans 65-years-and-Older will experience a fall, which make falls a leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults.

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Research by Dr. Mauha Dey Featured on Local News

May 25, 2017

Can pet therapy boost moods of brain tumor patients?

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Dr. Nicholas Theodore Delivers the 15th Annual Frew Lectureship

April 6, 2017

Our 2017 Frew Lecturer shared research that may dramatically impact future treatment of patients with spinal cord injury.

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MEGA Brain to Educate Visitors of Neurosurgery Foundation Events

January 11, 2017

MEGA Brain to Educate Visitors of Neurosurgery Foundation Events

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GCBS Doctors Complete Board Certifications

December 14, 2016

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine congratulates two of its physicians on their recent Board certifications

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A Local Hero - One of Our Own

September 28, 2016

After a gymnastics injury at age 14, Dr. Amy Leland endured physical therapy and rehabilitation. This early experience kindled an interest in what has become her professional passion.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Pays it Forward with Hope

September 23, 2016

Critical care nurse battled back from tragic golf cart accident

September 22—It was a Thursday in August. Almost to the end of the week-long Hematology-Oncology Camp Riley hosted by Riley Children’s Foundation. Pediatric critical care nurse Rebecca Overman, 31, and four other nurses were maneuvering their golf cart down a steep hill to deliver medications. 

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Wherever Her Path May Lead

September 6, 2016

The website profile of Donna Purviance shows that nursing has long been her chosen path. In 2014, Donna’s path led her to Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine as a Nurse Practitioner caring for pain patients. In 2015, she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Indiana State University. Certainly, she excels at patient care, but her role as Nurse Practitioner is ever so much more. When away from the clinic, Donna’s circle of influence is growing as she teaches about substance abuse, advocates for expanding the role of nurses, publishes her professional research, and touches the lives of patients in the developing world.

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A Mission in Africa

August 17, 2016

August 15, 2016 “To advance the health of adults and children with neurosurgical disorders…,” begins the mission statement of Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. To extend this corporate mission far beyond their familiar practice setting, a neurosurgeon and a chief resident journeyed nearly 8000 miles to eastern Africa in July 2016, on a mission of service. Dr. Daniel Fulkerson and Dr. Kashif Shaikh traveled to Eldoret, a city in western Kenya, to give of their surgical expertise at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital’s Neurosurgery Project.*

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GCBS Earns Top Workplace in 2016

August 4, 2016

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine was recently honored as one of Indiana’s Top Workplaces for the second consecutive year. With its 234 employees, Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine was recognized as a “Top Midsize Company” among a list of 90 regional employers.

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First in State

July 28, 2016

July 26, 2016 Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, supported by Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, has become the first hospital system in the state to offer brain surgery patients the innovative BrightMatter™ technology—an advanced imaging, surgical planning, navigation and robotic visualization system.

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Dey Receives Prestigious Research Award

June 28, 2016

May 27, 2016 Mahua Dey, MD, a neurosurgeon-scientist and assistant professor in the department of neurological surgery, recently received the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) for her work in brain tumor research. The award offers non-tenured clinician-scientists an intensive, mentored research career development experience in biomedical or behavioral research.

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National Conference Showcases IU Department of Neurological Surgery

June 22, 2016

June 8, 2016 Indiana University School of Medicine recently welcomed nearly 300 participants for the 107th Meeting of the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS) on June 4–7. It marked the first time IU’s Department of Neurological Surgery served as the host city for the annual conference.

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Local High School Student Supports Brain Aneurysm Awareness

June 13, 2016

May 9, 2016 To honor her late father, Faith Arvin organized the " Breakthrough for Brain Aneurysm Awareness Walk.” What began as a senior class project became a gracious and sizeable donation to The Neurosurgery Foundation at Goodman Campbell.

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Andrea Scherer MD Awarded Pediatric Research Grant

May 17, 2016

May 12, 2016 Andrea Scherer, MD, a PGY 6 neurosurgery resident, has been named recipient of a $5000 Research Support Award from the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery for her project, “TRPV4 Antagonists for the Treatment of Hydrocephalus.”

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Indiana University School of Medicine Resident And Fellow Training Course

May 17, 2016

April 16, 2016 To introduce residents and fellows to the NICO BrainPath Approach, IU School of Medicine hosted a one-day training course.  This technology allows neurosurgeons to treat intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and tumors using a minimally invasive approach.

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Brain Bolt 5K Makes Huge Strides

February 24, 2016

Nearly 210 participants recently joined their families, physicians, and members of the community for the first ever Brain Bolt 5K run/walk hosted by Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. The event raised more than $45,000  to help foster awareness and celebrate those impacted by brain aneurysms. 

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Zachary H Dodd MD has joined the Group as a neurological surgeon

January 7, 2016

December 1, 2015 GOODMAN CAMPBELL BRAIN AND SPINE is pleased to announce that ZACHARY H. DODD, MD has joined the Group as a neurological surgeon.

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Mahua Dey MD has joined the Group as a neurological surgeon and IU School of Medicine faculty member

January 7, 2016

August 21, 2015 GOODMAN CAMPBELL BRAIN AND SPINE is pleased to announce that Mahua Dey, MD has joined the Group as a neurological surgeon and IU School of Medicine faculty member.

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NFL Sideline Neurosurgeon Dr. Khairi Discusses Head Injuries and Player Safety

January 5, 2016

January 4, 2016 Will Smith's Movie “Concussion” is making headlines because it addresses the real dangers of football and other contact sports. In order to reduce the number of undiagnosed concussions, the NFL has partnered with local neurosurgeons to be on the sidelines of every game.  Our own neurosurgeons, Drs. Khairi, Shah, Mobasser, and Rodgers assist the NFL in this way. 

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6th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium

November 2, 2015

October 29, 2015  Donna Purviance, DNP, FNP-BC honored with Naloxone award at the annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium.

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Todd A. Eads MD has joined the Group as a neurological surgeon.

September 18, 2015

July 20, 2015 GOODMAN CAMPBELL BRAIN AND SPINE is pleased to announce that TODD A. EADS, MD has joined the Group as...

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Jesse J. Savage MD PhD has joined the Group as a neurological surgeon.

September 18, 2015

July 20, 2015 GOODMAN CAMPBELL BRAIN AND SPINE is pleased to announce that JESSE J. SAVAGE, MD PhD has joined the Group as an...

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Garrett J. Jackson MD has joined the Group as a neurological surgeon.

September 18, 2015

July 20, 2015 GOODMAN CAMPBELL BRAIN AND SPINE is pleased to announce that GARRETT J. JACKSON, MD has joined the Group as an...

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From Brain Surgery to Football Field in 4 Months

August 24, 2015

August 20, 2015 The brain surgeon is setting up the iPad, calling up the MRI and saying he’s never seen anything like it. The mom and the dad are almost in tears, trying to keep it together for their kid, the one with the brain tumor...

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Indiana Hemorrhagic Stroke Meeting explores new surgical options

August 7, 2015

August 5, 2015 Inaugural Indiana Hemorrhagic Stroke Meeting sponsored by the Indiana CTSI to learn about the latest opportunities for treating intracerebral hemorrhage.

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Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine Selected in 2015 Top Workplaces

June 3, 2015

April 20, 2015 Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Top Workplaces for 2015.

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A New Technology - Saving Lives and Preserving Quality of Life

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015 Dr. Young and his patient, Blakely Murphy, were featured on The Doctors on Tuesday, May 12th.

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Welcome to the New

May 22, 2015

September 18, 2015  Welcome to the new! We've redesigned our website to serve you better.

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Spine Surgeon and Resident Return From African Mission Trip

April 23, 2015

September 05, 2012 Dan Fulkerson, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon and adult spine surgeon, and Brad Bohnstedt, MD, sixth-year neurosurgery resident at Indiana University School...

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Dr. Smith Honored with Medical Excellence Award

March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015 Medical Excellence The Medical Excellence Award honors a physician who exemplifies the highest values, commitment to patient service, community involvement,...

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13th Annual Frew Lectureship

March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015 The speaker for the 13th Annual Frew Lectureship is Dr. Shelly Timmons from Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. Title: Traumatic Brain...

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New Procedure Aids Stroke Victims

February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 A Stroke, a Neurosurgeon, and a Measure of Hope Imagine yourself jogging with your dog one minute and, after feeling a...

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Masterpieces running on the playground: My Riley Hero

October 13, 2014

September 3, 2014 September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and as I tried to think about what I would like for people to be most aware of when it comes to childhood cancer, I kept coming back to one thing, or rather, one person: Dr. Joel Boaz. He’s my hero.

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2014 The Campbell Lecture

September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 Changes in the Training and Craft of Neurosurgery: A 45 Year Perspective R. Michael Scott, MD Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 5:00 pm Goodman Hall...

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Daniel H. Sahlein MD has Joined Our Group as an Interventional Neuroradiologist

August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine is pleased to announce that Daniel H. Sahlein, MD has joined our group as an...

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Todd E Schmidt MD has joined the Group as an interventional pain management specialist

July 14, 2014

July 17, 2014 GOODMAN CAMPBELL BRAIN AND SPINE is pleased to announce that TODD E. SCHMIDT, MD has joined the Group as an...

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Dr. Mobasser is the Official Team Neurosurgeon for the Indiana Pacers

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 Dr. Mobasser is the official team neurosurgeon for the Indiana Pacers and serves as a spinal consultant to the National...

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12th Annual Frew Lectureship

February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014 The speaker for the 12th Annual Frew Lectureship on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 was Dr. Robert Harbaugh. The...

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Dr. Fulkerson Accompanies His Patient

December 3, 2013

December 03, 2013 Dr. Fulkerson accompanies his patient, who was recognized as a "Riley Hero" for 2013.

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2013 Frew Lecture Focuses on Traumatic Brain Injuries

February 27, 2013

February 27, 2013 The speaker for the 11th Annual Frew Lectureship to be held Wednesday, March 20, 2013 is Dr. Florentius Kipchirichir Koech. ...

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Resident Selected for Prestigious Research Award

January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013 Brad Bohnstedt, MD, 6th year resident in the Department of Neurological Surgery, has been selected for the 2013 the Synthes...

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Goodman Scholarship Winners Announced

December 23, 2011

December 23, 2011 IN THE PHOTO ABOVE, Henry Feuer, MD; Paul Nelson, MD; Nicholas Barbaro, MD; Terry Horner, MD; Troy Payner, MD; and...

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Bosnian Boy gets Seizure Surgery from Goodman Campbell Surgeon

October 4, 2010

October 04, 2010 This television news segment tells about how a little boy and his parents from Bosnia found help from a surgeon...

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Understanding Shaken Baby Syndrome

January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010 After the arrests of a mother and her boyfriend charged in the death of her ten-month-old daughter, Dr. Michael Turner...

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A Neurosurgeon is Best for Back and Neck Pain

January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010 Your spine is more than just bones. It contains your spinal cord, which connects to your brain. And all your...

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