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Beyond the basics: How to accommodate workers with service animals

Beyond the basics: How to accommodate workers with service animals

Service animals can be trained to assist owners with conditions ranging from visual and hearing impairments to PTSD and diabetes. While these animals undoubtedly provide real assistance to their owners, workplace policies aren’t always clearly defined when it comes to accommodating workers with service animals. Photo Caption: A service dog belonging to a member of […]

Glutamate imaging may guide surgery in ‘nonlesional’ epilepsy

Glutamate imaging may guide surgery in ‘nonlesional’ epilepsy

Glutamate imaging may be capable of identifying the focus of epileptic seizures in patients who appear to have nonlesional epilepsy on standard imaging techniques, researchers report in Science Translational Medicine. The findings are based on just four patients, but the team chose to publish the results to speed wider validation of the technique, saying that […]

VTT develops innovative magnetometer for applications such as medical imaging

VTT develops innovative magnetometer for applications such as medical imaging

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an innovative magnetometer that can replace conventional technology in applications such as neuro-imaging, mineral exploration and molecular diagnostics. Its manufacturing costs are between 70 and 80 per cent lower than those of traditional technology, and the device is not as sensitive to external magnetic fields as its […]

Woman Overcomes Epilepsy, Wants to Help Others

Woman Overcomes Epilepsy, Wants to Help Others

At one point, Melanie Stone figured she’d always live with seizures. It would just be part of her life. “I just figured, I’ll just go along with my life and, after awhile I’ll have a seizure, and that’s the way it is,” the Carrollton resident said. Stone, 37, was diagnosed with epilepsy in her mid-20s. […]

VIDEO: Living with Epilepsy: Ashley’s story

VIDEO: Living with Epilepsy: Ashley’s story

WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC Her family says doctors did not expect her to live past age 12. They call her survival a miracle. Esther Burlison recalls the day her daughter Ashley, the youngest of two children was born. She says, “When Ashley was born, she had a stroke which caused her […]

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