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Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Kids

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy may be increasing the chances that their baby could be born with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests.

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Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Goes International

The mission of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center isn’t confined to the borders of North America. Executive Director Dr. David Roye and his team of CP experts have organized multiple international medical missions throughout Asia in 2016 to spread the Center’s care philosophy and understanding about Cerebral Palsy and related disabilities. Their destinations: Japan and China.

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Dr. David Roye Lectures at 2016 AACPDM Community Forum

Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Executive Director Dr. David Roye lectured at the 2016 AACPDM Community Forum about “Pain in Adults with Cerebral Palsy.” The lecture was in partnership with CP Now – Advancing Neurorecovery. You can watch the lecture here.

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Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Hosts Spasticity CME

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center hosted the Pediatric Rehabilitation Conference: Comprehensive Management of Spasticity Across the Lifespan at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. Dr. Heakyung Kim and Dr. David Roye were the course directors.

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Dr. Michael Vitale Discusses the Advances in Low Dose X-Ray

When EOS Imaging launched its MicroDose feature, or low dose x-ray, for pediatric imaging, Dr. Michael G. Vitale, Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, was an early adopter and vocal proponent of the new technology. “EOS offers faster imaging, less radiation and a more complete radiographic picture,” Dr. Vitale said.

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Dr. David Roye and Hiroko Matsumoto Featured in International Healthcare Leadership Fireside Chat

Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Executive Director Dr. David Roye and Director of Research Hiroko Matsumoto were featured in the latest International Healthcare Leadership (IHL) Fireside Chat.

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Weinberg Family CP Center Attends 70th Annual AACPDM Meeting

Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center providers, researchers, and staff attended the 70th Annual AACPDM Meeting in Hollywood, FL and participated in or led numerous sessions.

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Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Hosts Dr. Darcy Fehlings

The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center hosted Dr. Darcy Fehlings for the 2016 Marilyn R. Lindenauer Lecture “Gaming/Interactive Computer Play and Cerebral Palsy – Let’s Play!” on June 22, 2016 at the Donald F. Tapley Faculty Club at CUMC. The Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker Series highlights groundbreaking ideas and emerging technologies related to the care of patients with cerebral palsy.

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Drs. David Roye, Ben Roye, Hyman, & Vitale Named 2016 Super Doctors

The New York Times Magazine published its annual Super Doctors list for 2016 and fifteen doctors from Columbia Orthopedics were recognized, including Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center providers Dr. David Roye, Dr. Benjamin Roye, Dr. Joshua Hyman, and Dr. Michael Vitale.

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Optimizing Patient Care through Quality, Safety, and Value Initiatives

Quality, safety, and value — a triad of related and interdependent components — together form the fundamental basis of providing optimal patient care. This is the precept that drives the work of Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Dr. Vitale, in collaboration with William N. Levine, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon-in-Chief, and Kevin Wang, Quality Officer for Columbia Orthopedics, is vigorously pursuing the development of protocols and processes that will improve the overall outcomes of patients who seek out orthopedic care.

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