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West Point Wakeup Call
I recently spoke at West Point to a sports psychology class. The topic was “Psychological Aspects of Elite Performance”. In the process of pulling together the talk, I learned a lot about myself and grew closer to my son.
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Love Me..., Let Me Fail
To all parents out there: Carve out a half hour alone this weekend, and read the article “How to Land Your Kid in Therapy” by Dr. Lori Gottlieb.
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Laser Surgery Update
Here's an article about laser spine surgery from Bloomberg that a fellow surgeon sent me. It's worth the read.
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Millionaire Coaches: Remember Reason Your Players Are in College
Super Bowl 2013 is almost upon us, with all the hype and hoopla it entails. But I am not finished with the college football season yet. I have some real concerns about the overwhelming prominence of football – at the expense of academics – that seems to be present at major universities.
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Why I Coach
I’m not only a doctor, I’m a parent and a coach. Coaching is one of the most rewarding activities I do. This article shares my thoughts on the rewards and value of coaching.
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The Laser Myth
There are many claims made by proponents of laser spinal surgery. At the heart of these arguments is that the laser scalpel is better than other surgical options because it is more technically advanced and minimally invasive. Let's test that myth. Here are the facts.
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Russian-American Neurosurgery Collaboration
Russian-American Neurosurgical Collaboration.
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What Would Grandpa Think?
Grandpa Pizzi would not be happy reading this blog