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Adirondack Health, Lake Placid Sports Medicine Join U.s. Olympic Committee National Medical Network

Garza's primary research focused on the prevention of traumatic brain injury in athletes. He was conducting extensive studies on the risk of concussions by fitting athletes with mouthpieces to measure the impact of collisions. Garza worked as the medical director and team physician for the San Francisco 49ers and also worked with intercollegiate teams within Stanford Athletics. Garza taught undergraduate human physiology, sports medicine and exercise anatomy at Stanford. "Dan Garza was very dedicated to sports medicine, to teaching human physiology and to his research to improve recovery and treatment outcomes for athletes," said William Maloney, MD, professor and chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery.

We all want medicine to be effective, but it is important to ask who it is that deems a particular therapy effective. Richard Smith was an editor for the British Medical Journal for 25 years. For the last 13 of those years, he was the editor and chief executive of the BMJ Publishing Group, which publishes some 25 journals. In his 2005 article, Medical Journals Are an Extension of the Marketing Arm of Pharmaceutical Companies, published in the obat diabetes online online journal PLOS/ Medicine, Smith quotes Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet, as saying in March 2004 that Journals have devolved into information laundering operations for the pharmaceutical industry. Smith continues: In the same year, Marcia Angell, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, lambasted the pharmaceutical industry for becoming primarily a marketing machine and co-opting every institution that might stand in its way. Jerry Kassirer, another former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, argues that the industry has deflected the moral compasses of many physicians. Is it accurate to say, then, that the majority of evidence in evidenced-based medicine comes from research funded and manipulated by an industry serving its own financial ends? If profit drives research, how will research into non-patentable (homeopathic, botanical and nutritional) medicine get funded and investigated impartially?

Dr. Eugene Byrne, left, Dr. William Smith and Dr. Daniel Bullock are orthopedic surgeons with Lake Placid Sports Medicine. (Photo courtesy of Adirondack Health) "Our organization will continue to provide Team USA with the highest level of orthopedic care to allow these elite athletes to train and compete at the highest level possible," said Dr. Eugene Byrne, who along with Dr.

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