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May 20, 2015, 09:00 ET
Hospital for Special Surgery to Honor Orthopedic Surgeon, David Helfet, M.D., at Annual Tribute Dinner

Hospital for Special Surgery to Honor Comcast's Brian L. Roberts and Orthopedic Surgeon, David Helfet, M.D., at Annual Tribute Dinner

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will honor Brian L. Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, in celebration of his business...

May 14, 2015, 10:00 ET
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery Receive Grant to Study Health Outcomes of Ankle Fusion Versus Replacement. Principle investigator of the study, Constantine Demetracopoulos, M.D., attending orthopedic surgeon at HSS, is pictured above.

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery Receive Grant to Study Health Outcomes of Ankle Fusion Versus Replacement

The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City has been awarded a grant to compare two different treatments for ankle arthritis, a...

May 05, 2015, 11:44 ET
Lionel B. Ivashkiv, M.D., is appointed Chief Scientific Officer at Hospital for Special Surgery

Lionel B. Ivashkiv, M.D., is Appointed Chief Scientific Officer at Hospital for Special Surgery

 Lionel B. Ivashkiv, M.D., premier scientist in autoimmune, inflammatory and musculoskeletal diseases at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has...

May 05, 2015, 08:45 ET

The Two Questions Parents Must Answer About Summer Camp For Children With Illnesses

 While most parents of overnight campers are already thinking about trunks and sunscreen, one group of moms and dads still unsure about...

Apr 30, 2015, 11:07 ET

More Than 120 Special Olympics Athletes Compete in Florida's Annual Equestrian Championship

Special Olympics Florida will host its annual Equestrian Sports Championship on May 1-2 at the Grand Oaks Resort & Museum in Weirsdale, Florida...

Apr 30, 2015, 09:30 ET
Hospital for Special Surgery Names Frank Schwab, M.D., as the New Spine Service Chief.

Hospital for Special Surgery Names Frank Schwab, M.D., as the New Spine Service Chief

 Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the nation, today announced the appointment of Frank Schwab, M.D.,...

Apr 29, 2015, 10:37 ET

Special Olympics Georgia hosts annual Over the Edge Event at Buckhead Tower

Lenox Square Mall -- 80 participants will rappel from the 20 story building known as Buckhead Tower on May 2 in support of Special Olympics Georgia...

Apr 16, 2015, 14:21 ET
Avril Lavigne cover art for "Fly" photo by Mark Liddell

Avril Lavigne Releases New Single "Fly" And Music Video To Benefit Special Olympics

International, award-winning musician and philanthropist Avril Lavigne debuted her song "Fly" to benefit Special Olympics today.  The...

Apr 16, 2015, 10:12 ET

Twenty World Champion Olympic Medalists Challenge Fellow Olympians and Peers to Participate in the First-Ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America

 In anticipation of the upcoming Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Los Angeles this summer, 20 Olympic medalists across the...

Apr 14, 2015, 11:05 ET

Special Olympics Taps ReverbNation to Deliver Bands for Epic 129-city Tour Leading Up to the Special Olympics 2015 World Games

 Special Olympics announced today that it is working with ReverbNation to select bands to perform at nearly 130 events across the United States...

Apr 14, 2015, 10:12 ET

100 Days Until the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) on April 16

On April 16, the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) will celebrate the 100 Day mark until the commencement of the world's...

Apr 13, 2015, 09:57 ET

Corporate Leaders Challenge Peers to Participate in the First-Ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America

In anticipation of the upcoming Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Los Angeles this summer, corporate leaders are showing their...

Mar 23, 2015, 09:30 ET
Maria Menounos Announced as Special Olympics Global Ambassador and Co-Captain on Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America

Maria Menounos Named Global Ambassador by Special Olympics

Special Olympics announced today that author and television personality Maria Menounos of E! is joining the Special Olympics family as the...

Mar 17, 2015, 08:30 ET

Record Breaking $2 Million Donation to Special People Special Needs Foundation

 On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Kick-off event for Special People Special Needs Foundation, Brian Stevens of Marlborough, MA, announced...

Mar 04, 2015, 08:30 ET

Special Olympics and Best Buddies Celebrate 7th Annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day on March 4th

Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and supporters from around the world will unite today on the seventh annual Spread the Word to End the Word®...

Feb 26, 2015, 12:41 ET

Specialized Bicycle Components Announces 'The Specialized Foundation' To Improve Kids' Lives Through Cycling

Specialized is furthering their commitment to a healthier future for children by establishing their own 501c3, The Specialized Foundation,...

Feb 17, 2015, 06:00 ET

Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge Season Arrives!

 Polar Plunge season will kick off its 2015 season with the SUPER Plunge this weekend in Evanston. It is the first of 22 Law Enforcement Torch...

Feb 05, 2015, 11:00 ET
Hospital for Special Surgery "Back in the Game"

World's Largest Public Collection of Orthopedic and Rheumatological Patient Stories Debuts

Recognizing that consumers rely on the experience of others when choosing elective care, the top-ranked orthopedic hospital today introduced an...

Jan 27, 2015, 09:30 ET

Cleveland Browns Star Joe Haden Named Special Olympics Global Ambassador

 Special Olympics announced today that Joe Haden, a first-round draft pick and star cornerback with the Cleveland Browns, is joining the...

Jan 27, 2015, 09:00 ET

Special Olympics to Unite the USA in the First-Ever Unified Relay Across America presented By Bank of America

Special Olympics and Michelle Kwan announced today on ABC's Good Morning America that registration has opened for the first-ever Special Olympics...