February 2020 – Black History Month and the OR

February 2020 • Volume 13, No. 2 From the Editor As this issue goes to press, the news is dominated by reports about the new coronavirus, COVID-19. We know hospitals and clinics are focusing on preparation and protection, and we send everyone in the NIFA family our sincere wishes for health and safety. But in … Continue reading “February 2020 – Black History Month and the OR”

January 2020 – Surgery for birth defects

JANUARY 2020 • Volume 13, No. 1 From the Editor January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month We’re happy to publicize prevention tips, but since our audience is all about the OR, we also bring you some surgical news and resources about birth defects. For example, the photo at right shows a surgical team at … Continue reading “January 2020 – Surgery for birth defects”

December 2019 – Annual Giving Issue

December 2019 • Volume 12, No. 12 From the Editor Every December, NIFA observes a little holiday tradition of our own: We turn our attention from the high-pitched noise of holiday preparations, year-end business activities and a hyperactive news cycle, to something truly important and life-giving: providing surgical service and expertise to people in some … Continue reading “December 2019 – Annual Giving Issue”

November 2019 – Lung Cancer Awareness Month

NOVEMBER 2019 • Volume 12, No. 11 From the Editor November is Lung Cancer Awareness month, and it’s also the month of Thanksgiving. So besides refreshing our memory about lung cancer and surgical treatments, and reading the latest news about vaping and surgical smoke, we have a Thanksgiving suggestion for you. Take a few minutes … Continue reading “November 2019 – Lung Cancer Awareness Month”