Amy Novotney

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Epilepsy self management boosted by tablet-based tool

Epilepsy self management boosted by tablet-based tool

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One-third of people with epilepsy, or about one million Americans, have trouble controlling their seizures, even with medication. Frequent and severe seizures can severely undermine their ability to work, sustain relationships and live independently.

Telemedicine program offers specialized speech therapy

Telemedicine program offers specialized speech therapy

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Dementia patients as well as individuals with primary progressive aphasia can experience problems with language, struggling to retrieve the name of a grandchild or finding words to order dinner.

Technology boosts nursing home care, study reveals

Technology boosts nursing home care, study reveals

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Long-term care administrators can expect to see an even greater push to share data electronically with hospitals and other post-acute facilities, thanks to new research out of the University of Missouri.

Xbox console used to show how MS harms walking gait

Xbox console used to show how MS harms walking gait

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An inexpensive yet effective tool for assessing walking difficulties in patients with multiple sclerosis may already be sitting in many living rooms, being used for interactive video game activities such as tennis and dancing.

FDA won't regulate fitness trackers and wellness apps

FDA won't regulate fitness trackers and wellness apps

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FitBit and other fitness and sleep tracker developers are breathing a sigh of relief after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released final guidance in July proclaiming a hands-off approach by the agency when it comes to low-risk devices for general wellness. Through this new policy, the FDA says it hopes to foster the development of low-risk products intended to promote a healthy lifestyle.

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