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19 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Bryant OKs bill to allow marijuana extract for medication

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/FILEGov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that would legalize a marijuana extract.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Health

Yesterday | Daily Herald

Kotowski to receive award from Des Plaines hospital

Presence Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines will present state Sen. Dan Kotowski with its Inspire Award for exceptional community service on Tuesday, April 22, at the hospital.

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Related Topix: Des Plaines, IL, Medicine, Health, Social Software

Friday | WGBH

One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

The dream of epilepsy research, says neurobiologist Ivan Soltesz, is to stop seizures by manipulating only some brain cells, not all.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, UC Irvine

Friday | Business Journal

With launch of new epilepsy drug, Sunovion already aiming at expanded approval

For Sunovion, last week's launch of epilepsy drug Aptiom represents one way to help make up lost revenue just as one of its biggest revenue makers, sleep drug Lunesta, simultaneously loses patent protection.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Community Medical Center Designated Level 3 Epilepsy Center

April 14, 2014, Toms River, NJ - The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has designated Community Medical Centers Epilepsy Program at the Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center.

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Related Topix: Health, Community Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Toms River, NJ

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Newswise

American Epilepsy Society Announces Fellowship Award Recipients

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., April 14, 2014- Today, the American Epilepsy Society released its list of new fellowship awardees, naming 15 recipients for the organization's early-career awards.

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Related Topix: Energy, AES, Medicine, Health, West Hartford, CT, UC Los Angeles

PhysOrg Weblog

A single switch dictates severity of epileptic seizures, researchers find

A switch in the brain of people with epilepsy dictates whether their seizures will be relatively mild or lead to a dangerous and debilitating loss of consciousness, Yale researchers have found.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Drugs

Thu Apr 10, 2014

KCRG

State Legislators Signal Action Likely on Medical Marijuana This Year

The Iowa Senate will move a medical marijuana bill before the end of the 2014 session, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs, said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Council Bluffs, IA, Hiawatha, IA, Medicine, Health, Family, Kids, Cedar Rapids, IA

CBS Local

Gov. Christie Says He's Open To Considering Changes To Medical Marijuana Program

Gov. Chris Christie said he's willing to consider new measures to make sure the right form of medical marijuana is made available to children who could benefit from it.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Chris Christie, US Governors, Medicine, Health

Point Pleasant Register

Ready, set, go

A cool and windy day didn't keep away a crowd on a mission to attend the Second Annual Courage Walk for Epilepsy Awareness held recently at Riverfront Park.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Whittier Daily News

UCLA seeks clearance for pharmaceutical marijuana testing

A British company developing a pharmaceutical version of a cannabis extract used to treat epilepsy could test its product at UCLA as part of the Food and Drug Administration approval process.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Food and Drug Administration

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Finance and Commerce

Progress MN: Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc.

Business: Independent and privately owned specialty pharmaceutical company that focuses on product growth and innovation for branded and generic pharmaceuticals.

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Related Topix: Maple Grove, MN, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Food and Drug Administration

The Modesto Bee

Christie willing to consider medical pot changes

He spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall meeting with the mother of a child who died in December of Dravet Syndrome, a rare and often fatal symptom of epilepsy that has been treated with marijuana.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Modesto, CA

BroadcastNewsroom

Elizabeth Espinosa Brings Epilepsy Awareness to High Profile Southern ...

Her Voice for Epilepsy Foundation on TV and Radio Supports More Than 2 Million People in the U.S. Living with Seizures, including over 200,000 in Southern California.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Social Software

Washington Times

Epilepsy Foundation's balloon launch criticized

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota's plan to launch 60,000 celebratory balloons around the state next month is drawing criticism from environmentalists.

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CiteULike

Mechanisms by which a CACNA1H mutation in epilepsy patients increases seizure susceptibility.

Mutations in the gene encoding Cav3.2 T-type Ca channels, CACNA1H, have been found in association with various forms of idiopathic generalized epilepsy.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

CBS Local

Service Dogs Provide Independence For People Suffering From Epilepsy

"It's like an emergency dog basically," Sam Cooper said. "It's like my own 911 at my own assistance."

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Kids, Family, Sports

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Missourian

Missouri lawmakers mull cannabis extract as epilepsy treatment

Although Missouri lawmakers are not clamoring to legalize marijuana, key Republican lawmakers appear ready to follow a few states in allowing use of a cannabis extract for people whose epilepsy isn't relieved by other treatments.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Missouri, Medicine, Health, Scott Walker, US Governors, Robert Bentley, University of Alabama

Sat Apr 05, 2014

WPXI

Epileptics introduced to their future seizure response dogs in Greentree

Seizure response dogs from Michigan were introduced to their soon-to-be families Saturday in Greentree.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Medical Daily

Doctors For Marijuana: More Than Half Of US Health Care Professionals ...

Currently legalized in 21 states and Washington, D.C., medical marijuana has become a heavily debated issue among the health care community, with doctors on both sides drawing their line in the sand.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration

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