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2011-08-10 10:00:00

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The PGA of America announced today that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), a world leader in orthopedics and rheumatology, has been named the Official Hospital of The PGA of America. HSS will partner with The PGA on future health and wellness initiatives, including sponsorship of the Let's Move On Course! program at the upcoming 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. (Logo:...

2011-07-22 09:30:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-wheeled tricks and stunts will draw millions of viewers to ESPN's 17th annual X-Games from July 28-31 in Los Angeles. But they may also land thousands of children -- eager to replicate the stunts seen on television -- in emergency rooms around the country with preventable injuries such as fractures, sprains and concussions. While research from the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) shows that almost one-third of skateboarding injuries...

2011-07-18 23:01:00

NEW YORK, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report has once again named Hospital for Special Surgery the top hospital in the country for orthopedics in its 2011 "America's Best Hospitals" issue. The hospital has also ranked as a leader in rheumatology at number two in the nation. In addition, neurology was ranked at No. 19. "We are deeply honored to be recognized nationally as the best in our specialized fields," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for...

2011-07-01 10:18:00

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Generally healthy patients who undergo total hip replacement (THR) can be fast tracked to be discharged in two days compared with the standard three to six days, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study could help cut down on hospital-acquired infections, reduce hospital costs and improve patient satisfaction. "Before this study, we were uncertain how safe it would be to discharge...


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