AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 28, Number 3, 2019

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Say What?

Say What?

Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FAANS; Christopher J. Neal, MD, FAANS | Features

Sports quotes are a dime a dozen and have certainly entered into everyday application.  As this issue honors the fascinating intersection neurosurgeons have with the world of sports, we have attempted a lighthearted project of …

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Why I Like Running Marathons

Why I Like Running Marathons

Gail Rosseau, MD, FAANS | Features

When I finished my residency and started my first job in practice, I was eager to spend more time running and to begin participating in races. I went online and joined a runner’s group that …

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Competitive Weightlifting and the Spine

Competitive Weightlifting and the Spine

Steven Denyer; Laura Stone McGuire, MD; Ankit I. Mehta, MD, FAANS | Features

When done correctly, weightlifting can help build muscle mass and strength, which can help stabilize the spine, improve posture and reduce back pain. When done incorrectly, it can worsen or cause back injuries. There is …

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The Years of Living Ambidextrously

The Years of Living Ambidextrously

Kathryn Ko, MD, MFA, FAANS | Departments | The Neurosurgeon's Studio

I switched to my left hand to stay awake.  Being a kinetic learner who needs to be engaged through active movement, sitting through a lecture was torture. Forced to be still, I would often be …

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