Spine Hospital News

A Special Day for All: Dr. Evan Johnson Delivers Commencement Speech at Alma Mater

Jun. 12, 2018

Twenty-four years ago, a young Evan Johnson donned cap and gown to gather with his classmates in Alumni Auditorium on the Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital campus. They had been studying and working hard to reach this special day, the day they would graduate from Columbia’s Program in Physical Therapy. Like the other graduates on graduation day, Dr. Johnson knew his career as a physical therapist had begun, but where his career would take him remained unknown. Never did … Continue reading A Special Day for All: Dr. Evan Johnson Delivers Commencement Speech at Alma Mater

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15th Anniversary of Columbia’s Neuro Charity Softball

Jun. 8, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, at the Central Park ball fields, you won’t be able to throw a softball without hitting a neurosurgeon. (Although, please don’t actually hit a neurosurgeon—or anyone else—with a softball.) It’s time once again for the Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament. The event raises money for education and research support as the tournament has grown over the years, its fundraising capacity has grown as well. Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, the event has raised more than half a … Continue reading 15th Anniversary of Columbia’s Neuro Charity Softball

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For Safety in Spine Surgery, Doctors Weigh Risks and Benefits

Jun. 7, 2018

For the third year running, it was a sold-out event. The 2018 Spine Surgery Safety Summit was held in the Heart Conference Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital early this spring. For one day, the center thronged with spine surgeons, neuro nurses, OR directors, hospital executives and more. They were there from all corners of the country to delve into the risks and rewards of spine surgery. Our own Dr. Paul McCormick, Director of The Spine Hospital at … Continue reading For Safety in Spine Surgery, Doctors Weigh Risks and Benefits

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The Good News About Sitting Too Much

May. 29, 2018

For several years now we’ve been inundated with headlines about the perils of too much sitting: “Sitting Is the New Smoking!” “Is Sitting Making You Prone to Diabetes?” “Losing Your Memory? Maybe You Sit Too Much.” Sitting is so bad, we’re told, one would almost expect it to be responsible for wildfires, hurricanes and political strife. (It’s not.) And it’s reasonable to point out the popular medical saying, “Correlation does not equal causation.” Put simply, just because one thing is … Continue reading The Good News About Sitting Too Much

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