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John Demas

Alarming Trend Puts Tahoe Bikers at Risk

Lake Tahoe boasts 255 miles of mountain bike trails. These trails have been built to be fun and challenging, but were also designed to enable emergency vehicle access and protect the environment….

Ed Smith

Obesity boosts Back Surgery Complications

In a recent study from Thomas Jefferson University in Pittsburgh, 332 cases of thoraic and lumbar surgeries were reviewed for complication rates. Extrememely overweight and obese patients were much more likely to suffer complications such as wound infections, blood clots, heart problems and deep vein thrombosis. As the body mass index (BMI) increased over 30 the incidence of complications…