CORRECTING and REPLACING Inspired Spine Announces Results of Study on Minimally Invasive Direct Thoracic Interbody Fusion

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fifth paragraph, first sentence of release should read: MIS-DTIF is a

Minnesota-born advancement in thoracic spinal disease management

(instead of MIS-DTIF is a Minnesota-born advancement in thoracic spinal

disease management and is currently offered only in Alexandria,


The corrected release reads:



Study concludes promising spinal fusion procedure significantly

reduces back pain in participants

Inspired Spine announced that its study on minimally invasive direct

thoracic interbody fusion (MIS-DTIF) has been published and is available

on PubMed.

MIS-DTIF is a single surgeon procedure that is shown to alleviate back

pain in patients with degenerative disk disease or disk herniation. The

study included four participants and measured patient-reported pain,

surgery time and complications.

“Patients reported a significant reduction in back pain after receiving

MIS-DTIF,” said Chris Murphy, president of Inspired Spine. “For these

patients, it’s not just about finding relief from back pain; it’s about

getting their lives back.”

Before surgery patients reported an average of 8.8 out of 10 on sliding

pain scale. At the first follow up after surgery, patients reported

their pain was significantly reduced to 3.5 out of 10. Additional

highlights of the study included that surgery time was approximately one

hour and the hospital stay was about two days, but the author reports

that many patients can go home the next day. On the other hand,

traditional one-segment spinal surgery takes four to five hours and many

times requires opening of the chest cavity, resulting in a hospital stay

of up to five days.

MIS-DTIF reduced the risk of complications in the study because its

advanced minimally invasive technique eliminates the need to open the

chest and makes use of real time biplane fluoroscopy X-ray imaging.

MIS-DTIF is a Minnesota-born advancement in thoracic spinal disease

management. It has shown to be very advantageous as an advanced

minimally invasive spinal fusion alternative, most notably because

compared to open surgery it reduces recovery time. Early outcomes and a

lack of complications show that MIS-DTIF is a promising procedure

warranting further study.

To read the full study visit PubMed.

For more information on MIS-DTIF visit Inspired


About Inspired Spine

Inspired Spine, a Minnesota-based advanced minimally invasive spinal

surgery technological developer, has introduced and performed over 400

procedures using the revolutionary Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody

Fusion (OLLIF) technique and advanced minimally invasive systems. This

new method is transforming the way spinal surgeries are approached and

can replace more typical spinal fusion surgeries. Spine is

focused on the development of advanced minimally invasive surgical

techniques and developing surgical procedures and health care technology

to reduce or eliminate the physical and economic risks and discomfort

that is created by the daily struggles of enduring back pain and its

physical limitations. Learn more at


Time Inc. Appoints Steve Marcopoto President of Time Inc. International

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Time Inc. Chairman and CEO Joe Ripp today appointed Steve Marcopoto to

the newly created position of President, Time Inc. International,

formalizing his role during the past year as a consultant. Effective

immediately, Marcopoto is charged with expanding Time Inc.’s business

portfolio in international markets through digital, video and TV

platforms, partnerships, acquisitions, licensing and commerce.

+Las+Vegas+2.jpg” width=”305″ />

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world’s leading media companies,

with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide

digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each

month, including over 60 websites. Our influential brands include

People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living,

Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, Fortune and Food

& Wine, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom

such as Decanter, Horse & Hound and Wallpaper*. Time Inc. is home to

celebrated franchises and events, including the Fortune 500, Time 100,

People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year,

the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Essence Festival and the biennial

Fortune Global Forum. Hundreds of thousands of people attend our events

every year. We have been extending the power of our brands through

various investments and acquisitions, including the formation of Sports

Illustrated Play, a new company devoted to youth and amateur sports, and

the acquisition of inVNT, a company that specializes in live media. We

also provide content marketing, targeted local print and digital

advertising programs, branded book publishing and marketing and support

services, including subscription sales services for magazines and other

products, retail distribution and marketing services and customer

service and fulfillment services, for ourselves and third-party clients,

including other magazine publishers.

Branding, Human Branding, and Branding Irons

When most of us used to think of branding, the thought of identifying the cattle of their owner is what came to mind, that has changed since those days, and branding and branding irons now have multiple uses and purposes.

Along with the branding of livestock, other things branded are wood, leather, steaks, and finally and growing in popularity, is the branding of human skin.

While most of the purposes of branding remain the same, in that someone wants to be indentified for the work they’ve done or the cattle or livestock they own.

It’s just that scars can be left on animal or human skin, or inanimate objects like wood and leather. 

Vintage plane crashes in New York’s Hudson River, pilot killed | Reuters

(Updates with identification of dead pilot)

A large police and fire department presence was visible at

the makeshift rescue headquarters at the 79th Street Boat Basin,

+Las+Vegas+2.jpg” width=”305″ />

where diners at a nearby restaurant looked on at the operations.

A dozen police and fire rescue boats adorned with flashing

blue lights trawled the river into Friday night as authorities

continued the search.

(Reporting by Frank McGurty in New York and Alex Dobuzinskis in

Los Angeles; Additional reporting and writing by Curtis Skinner;

Editing by Sandra Maler, Shri Navaratnam and Richard Balmforth)

12 Great Memory Strategies For Better Grades by Linda Bress Silbert, Ph.D. And Alvin J. Silbert, Ed.D.

12 Fantastic Memory Strategies For Much better Grades

by: Linda Bress Silbert, Ph.D. And Alvin J. Silbert, Ed.D.” I failed to remember.”

“I can’t remember that.”

” I rest down to take a test and my mind goes blank.”

“I’m not a good examination taker.”

These are all things students claim when they forget projects or don’t succeed on tests. Everyone, students as well as non-students alike, neglect crucial points. This happens when we do not transfer info into long-lasting memory. It is essential to realise how you can do this in order to succeed in school and beyond. Just consider it: you should remember what you check out, what your manager told you, the driving instructions a person hurries at you at a traffic light, or, if you are a student, just what the teacher claims.

This short article is created from a pupil’s viewpoint as this will certainly make it simpler for them. However, these techniques are just as valuable for adults, because most of us need a little aid keeping in mind brand-new traits.

Have you ever before discovered that some points are very easy for you to keep in mind while others are hard? As an example, you could have the ability to bear in mind how to place an engine with each other, or why it rainfalls, but you may have trouble remembering the lines to an institution play or reproduction truths. You’ll be eliminated to realise that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you; this happens to everybody. The bright side is that there are approaches that could help you remember exactly what you have to remember. The twelve approaches (several of which are called mnemonic “ni mon ik” devices) introduced below will aid you learn the best ways to memorize important details. We understand they are efficient since they have been assisting trainees at STRONG Knowing Centers for many years, not only on homework and tests, but proceeding to be important in their day-to-days live.


It is easier to remember info when you damage it up right into little pieces. This is called chunking. You may not recognize it, however you make use of chunking frequently, like when you remember your buddy’s phone number, a storage locker mix, or your social safety and security number. It’s simpler to bear in mind long numbers when you “piece” them into teams of threes, fours and fives. That’s because many people can only bear in mind about three, four or 5 littles information at a time.

Below are suggestions on exactly how you could make use of “chunking” to bear in mind info along with numbers.

o Portion vocabulary words by organizing them by parts of speech or various other characteristics.

o Portion history by time periods or events

. o Portion foreign language by grouping words right into classifications like home things or occupations.

o If there is no pattern to the details you have to research, simply group the products into three, 4 or five at once, which will certainly help a great deal.


Before you start trying to remember something, attempt to understand it. A great way to do this is by making a link in between what you are discovering and also what you have experienced. The better you could associate the brand-new info to exactly what you already understand, the much easier it is to find out. For instance, prior to trying to remember events of European record, locate the put on a world (or world map) and also see where they are relative to one another as well as relative to where you live.


These devices aid you see traits you are aiming to find out. They aid arrange info. There are several different kinds of visuals coordinators. You could even develop them on your own.

o the Venn Diagram for comparing and also contrasting

o a Web for the major subject as well as details

o the Reason as well as Effect Style with the occasion in the center box, the reasons listed in the left boxes and the results listed in the right boxes. (The impacts and the reasons are attached to the occasion by lines.)

o the Cycle Coordinator consists of forms drawn in a cyclic pattern with words in each shape to stand for traits or occasions that enter cycles. For instance, the water cycle.

To see/print examples of these graphic organizers, locate No. 452 Improve Your Memory Abilities, Silbert, at our StrongLearning web site.


To visualize means to see a picture in your head without actually looking at it. Visualization could assist you learn nearly anything. Here is an example. Let’s state the topic is the water cycle. Create a psychological picture of a cloud. Photo it expanding. Now see, and “feel” its hefty chilly rainfall. See the rain hitting the ground, then streaming toward streams and rivers towards the ocean. Currently “see” the hot sunlight striking and evaporating the water and creating clouds … Understand? If you can picture parts of the water cycle, the monotonous diagram becomes significant as well as remember-able. Generally, if you have difficulty envisioning material, attempt drawing maps, graphes, charts, or images.


Another learning approach is to link, or “connect,” each word or event with a person, area, point, feeling, or scenario. As an example, you could attach what you are trying to discover with a person you recognize, or with a flick personality or scene. When you have to discover vocabulary words, just write the brand-new words, create the interpretations alongside them, and then create a person, thing, event, movie, or any solid association to help you keep in mind the meaning of each word. For instance, “My altruistic Aunt Alice gives great gifts.” (Altruistic methods generous.)


We all made use of rhyming in the ABC song to discover the alphabet. And the rhyme “I before E, other than after C, or when it seems like A as in next-door neighbor or weigh.” This is additionally a great approach even when learning the times tables. For instance, 7 and also 7 went down the line to capture number 49; 8 as well as 4 made some stew and provided it to 32. (Rhymes do not have to make good sense!)


Below’s a technique that’s very easy and fun to make use of, particularly if you want to talk! Simply speak about the details you have to learn. Inform Grandfather, Mother, a close friend, or your dog just what you have to find out! Do you wish to discover history? Then talk record– review, dispute, say. Consider an individual who could have lived during a significant historic event as well as claim to be that person. Currently speak about the important occasions: who was involved, when it happened, where it occurred, exactly what happened, as well as why? If you’re finding out a language, then speak it at the dinner table. It does not matter if others know what you are claiming; you do, so you’ll find out.


Storytelling is an excellent way in order to help you remember info in any kind of topic. Create a tale by concentrating on the vital factors of exactly what you’re learning and also arranging them in a logical sequence. It can also be a track or rhyme that informs the tale. And also there’s a benefit: each event in the story triggers your memory of the next event, so you’ll remember a lot more.


Do you keep in mind finding out the ridiculous sentence “Every good child does penalty” from music class? We utilized this to remember the notes. You could likewise have actually made use of the sentence “My Extremely Outstanding Mommy Just Served Us Nine Pizzas” to remember the earths. (Oops, change the sentence because Pluto is no more thought about an earth). This strategy can also assist us learn those extra frustrating spelling words. Simply make up a sentence utilizing words that start with the letters. So, to find out “aardvark,” you may comprise a nonsense sentence like: Aardvarks Always Run Down Extremely Angry Rowdy Kids.


A phrase is a word composed from the first letters of a listing of words. Below’s exactly how it functions. You take the checklist of words or facts that you intend to keep in mind as well as put them in an order to ensure that the very first letters of each word, or the first syllables, lead to a genuine word or a made-up word.

Exactly how do you memorize the names of the five Excellent Lakes? Easy, simply remember “HOMES.” H=Huron, O=Ontario, M=Michigan, E=Erie, and also S=Superior. While this method will not aid you comprehend the details, it at least assists you to remember it. It’s easy and enjoyable, and also you’ll probably remember the information permanently. You could want realising that our business name is an acronym. SOLID stands for: Self-esteem, Depend on, Duty, Options, Demands, Goals.


When you desire to keep in mind info, you need to exercise it, or else it fades. So, just as stars have to practice in order to remember their lines, trainees require to rehearse to keep in mind just what they are discovering. Right here are some practical tips on “practicing” whatever info you should find out for homework or examinations:

o Rehearse for brief method periods (possibly 30 to 60 minutes) then take a short ten-minute break to call a friend, have a snack, or shoot some hoops.

o Use a multisensory technique every single time you practice: say it, create it, review it, attract it, sing it – do whatever it takes.

o Right before going to sleep, evaluate everything you will certainly should know for the following day or for the forthcoming test. It’s outstanding just how much a lot more you’ll remember if you practice the night before.

o Review in the early morning while cleaning your teeth, eating morning meal or remaining on the bus.


Playing video games is a wonderful means to remember information. You see, as you play the online game you are discovering the material and also practicing it over and over once more. Gamings could aid you keep in mind truths, solutions, meanings, events or any kind of various other info you’re trying to discover. Here is an example.

Play Memory, alone or with others, using decks of cards you make from normal index cards you halved. Produce pairs by composing the very same number on each of 2 cards, 1 and 1, 2 and 2, and so on. Write the numbers tiny so they will certainly not conflict with play. On each set, create an inquiry on one card and the answer on the various other card. For instance, “2×7=” is on one card and also “14” gets on its set, or “Where did the Pilgrims land?” is on one card and “Plymouth, Massachusetts” gets on its set. Then shuffle all the cards and also play Memory with on your own or with a buddy. If you’re alone, see exactly how rapid you could match up all both. You’ll have the ability to check on your own by seeing to it the tiny numbers coincide. Enjoy!

For the Tough Ones: for the sets that are truly tough to remember, make a string “garments line” between 2 locations on a wall. Hang the sets beside each various other with springtime kind clothes pins. So, for instance, if circle solutions obtain you down, whenever you walk right into your room you’ll see “C=” and “2 * pi * r” as well as “A=” as well as “pi * r squared” alongside each various other. Pretty quickly you’ll remember the details.

An additional example is the lots of commercially available online games to make finding out to read simpler and enjoyable. A great example is, by using any one of the twenty STRONG Knowing Phonics Gamings, youngsters in qualities 1-6 can learn crucial phonics guidelines while playing popular card video games: Go Fish, War, Memory, or Old House cleaning.

We hope you locate that a few of these strategies and techniques make it easier for you and also your kids to remember crucial points. We likewise wish that these approaches will certainly aid make institution days and also house nights a lot better.

(Originally released at the StrongLearning web site as well as reprinted with consent of the authors, Linda Bress Silbert, Ph.D. as well as Alvin J. Silbert, Ed.D.)

6 Mod Podge Projects That Willl WOW You

You’ll find Mod Podge in nearly every crafter’s energy belt.

It’s a high-gloss glue used mostly for decoupage, which includes embellishing things with vivid paper cut-outs.

READ: Guide to Mod Podge

Include some pizzazz to points like a vintage jewelry box, a picture album, or a scuffed side table that might have seen better days. With a little creative thinking, you can obtain some clever outcomes.

The complying with crafters have actually taken their Mod Podge abilities over and beyond, verifying that you can decoupage nearly anything … and we imply anything!

Right here’s several of our preferred Mod Podge tasks we discovered around the internet:

Flooring America to Market SMT Woods Living-Art Exotic Hardwood Flooring

CAMARILLO, Calif.–(COMPANY CABLE)– April 2, 2004– SMT Woods ( of Camarillo, California announced today that it has actually safeguarded a contract with Floor covering The U.S.A. to market and also market Living-Art, its new line of 5/16″ pre-finished solid wood flooring, with hundreds of Floor covering The U.S.A. shops throughout the United States.

Living-Art offers two exotic species, Chinese White Oak and also Indonesian Kempas, as well as an option of 4 colors, all-natural, golden, gunstock and also toffee. The high quality and surface of each Living-Art product, supplied by a thorough 24-step manufacturing process including long putting on as well as blemish resistant Light weight aluminum Oxide in the coating, delivers a precision item that is incredibly charming and also extremely long lasting. Living-Art products can be installed on or above quality utilizing Parabond’s Fresh Foundations Sub-Floor Protector Layer and Fresh Foundations Dampness Cured Urethane Timber Adhesive.

“We are delighted to have such a considerable team of floor covering stores as our selling partners,” stated Martin Shum, Chairman of SMT Woods. “Wood flooring gives long-lasting elegance and also ageless worth. Every strip of wood has an unique grain pattern as well as develops a distinctive look for the residence. Living-Art delivers the advantages of wood floor covering at a rate really competitive to that of rugs.”

“The enhancement of Living-Art remains in keeping with our policy of promptly presenting the finest advancements in flooring technology to our fashion-conscious consumers, while providing excellent worth,” said Evan Hackel, Head of state of Flooring America.

Concerning Floor covering America

Flooring The U.S.A., with a sales quantity of $1.4 billion, is composed of greater than 545 member-owned floorcovering stores throughout the United States as well as Canada. Flooring America gives members with exclusive brands and guarantee programs, extensive multi-media advertising and marketing programs, total display room merchandising plans, plus training in management and also sales. It runs as a department of CCA Global Allies, the globe’s largest floor covering team.

Concerning SMT Woods

SMT Woods is a subsidiary of Hagemeyer Burma Teak wood of Hong Kong. It imports, markets as well as disperses hardwood flooring and wood blind slats from Jing Cheng Woodwork Company, an ISO-9002 accredited manufacturing facility wholly-owned as well as run by Hagemeyer, on an exclusive basis in North The U.S.A..