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Nicholas Leider
Managing Editor
Nicholas joined TriMed in 2016 as the managing editor of the Chicago office. After receiving his master’s from Roosevelt University, he worked in various writing/editing roles for magazines ranging in topic from billiards to metallurgy. Currently on Chicago’s north side, Nicholas keeps busy by running, reading and talking to his two cats.
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Royal Philips announced it will be relocating its North American headquarters in Massachusetts from Andover to Cambridge in 2020. The new location, including a 243,000-square-foot facility, will house 2,000 employees, while 300 ultrasound system manufacturing positions will stay in Andover, according to the Boston Globe.

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The discussion about head injuries and their lasting effects has mainly involved contact sports, with many cases involving retired professional football players. But in addition to these older men, college-aged women are experiencing concussions at a higher rate than their male counterparts.

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For those with lower back pain, trouble can come from anywhere—a misstep on the stairs, the wrong chair, even the weather. But findings presented Nov. 29 at RSNA 2017 in Chicago may offer a glimmer of hope.

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Interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning at RSNA 2017 seems like it’s unprecedented—but the increased attention is quantifiable. More than 100 sessions delve into the topic at this year’s show in Chicago. Two years ago, less than 10 touched on such concepts.

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Media theorist Marshall McLuhan once wrote, “The medium is the message.” Now, in 2017, radiologist educators are using social media platforms to reach learners—and two authors are examining the benefits and constraints offered by media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Republican plan to overhaul the tax code included one proposal that would impact medical school graduates who leave school with outstanding student loans. The GOP plan calls for the elimination of the student loan interest deduction, which helped 12 million Americans reduce their tax bills in 2015.

A recent story in the New York Times describes how Adam Weinstein, MD, received a call from a neuroradiologist reviewing the patient’s MRI. The man was suffering from a rare condition known as "sagging brain syndrome."

Using MRI to measure brain activity, researchers have shown patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have larger brain responses in the locus coerulus, a region that controls arousal and reactivity.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Oct. 27 reminder that thermography is not an acceptable substitute for mammography.

In December 2016, Marques Davis, a 27-year-old inmate in a prison outside of Witchita, Kansas, claimed that he wasn't feeling right. "It feels like something is eating my brain," he said.