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13 hrs ago | CiteULike

Diagnosis and management of acute encephalitis: A practical approach.

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Encephalitis results in considerable morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide.

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17 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Clinton Hospital introduces program for geriatric, Alzheimer's patients

Sharon Johnson, director of The Hearthstone Institute, is introducing Hearthstone's "I'm Still Here Activity" program, an innovative method of working with people living with cognitive impairments to Clinton Hospital's Geriatric Medical Psychiatry Unit and Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group. The free program, inspired by the educational philosophies of childhood educator Marie Montessori, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Geriatric Medicine, Medicine, Psychiatry, Tufts University, University of New England

21 hrs ago | Brain.oxfordjournals.org

From The Archives

Critical review. Aphasia and Kindred Disorders of Speech. By Henry Head. 2 vols.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Las Vegas Newstrip

Stroke telemedicine

In stroke telemedicine, also called telestroke, doctors who have advanced training in the nervous system remotely evaluate people who've had acute strokes and make diagnoses and treatment recommendations to emergency medicine doctors at other sites. Doctors communicate using digital video cameras, Internet telecommunications, robotic telepresence, smartphones and other technology.

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Related Topix: Stroke, Medicine, Health, Emergency Medicine

WALB-TV Albany

Dr. Devell Young and Dr. Marla Morgan

The Albany Lupus Support group teamed up with the Lupus Chapter Foundation in Atlanta for the " Living with Lupus Seminar" at Darton State college. Physicians and community leaders spoke about the resources made available to those diagnosed with Lupus and their caregivers.

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MYREPUBLICA.com

Bogati's health critical but stable

Health condition of UCPN Vice Chairman Posta Bahadur Bogati is critical but stable, according to doctors involved in his treatment. He is under observation of a medical team comprising neurologists Dr Basanta Panta, Pankaj Jalan and Yadav Dev Bhatta and the team will decide whether he needs treatment abroad only Monday morning after studying his situation this night.

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MassLive.com

Mass. General neurologist to deliver lecture on stroke treatment at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

On Oct. 2, stroke neurologist Scott Silverman, M.D., assistant in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, will discuss ways to reduce the risk of stroke, how to recognize warning signs, and the latest developments in treatment. The event will take place Thurs.

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Brain.oxfordjournals.org

The tardy development of UK neurology

This carefully planned and well-organized volume, presented in lucid, readable prose, arose out of a doctoral thesis presented by Dr Stephen Casper, an American, while he worked at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London, and publication was supported by a grant from the Association of British Neurologists . There is a suitably analytical and complimentary foreword by Robert Y. Moore, the Love Family Professor Emeritus of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh, and the author has provided a comprehensive preface, in which he pays tribute to the many historians and others who have guided him, and also lists many British neurologists, including myself, whom he interviewed.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

The Spokesman-Review

Annie's Mailbox: Grandma's death blamed on mom - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 PST

Dear Annie: When my father died 15 years ago, my mother was in reasonably good health. When she reached the age of 91, she needed caregivers 24 hours a day.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

McGill Reporter

National consortium to tackle dementia to be headquartered in the Lady Davis Institute

On Sept. 10, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced the launch of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging , a national initiative aimed at tackling the growing onset of dementia and related illnesses and improving the lives of Canadians with these illnesses, as well as their families and caregivers.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Medicine, Alzheimer's, Health

ImmigrationProf Blog

Immigrant of the Day: Huda Zoghbi From Lebanon | Neurologist

After seeing her first Rett Syndrome patient while working as a resident neurological pediatrician at the Baylor College of Medicine , Huda Zoghbi put aside her clinical practice to focus on research. After 16 years of work, her lab successfully identified the mutated gene responsible for this disorder of the nervous system.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

The Paramus Post

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Appoints New Director of Brain Injury Program

September 12, 2014 - Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to announce that Justin Hill, M.D. has been appointed Director of the Brain Injury Program at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Hill is a board-certified neurologist and as director, will lead a multidisciplinary team of nurses, therapists, and other rehabilitation specialists in the treatment of diagnoses such as brain tumor, meningitis, skull fracture, cerebral contusion, encephalitis, intra-cerebral or subarachnoid hemorrhage, and brain abscess.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, University of Pittsburgh

InvestorIdeas.com

Career Burnout: The Root Cause is Loss of Purpose

September 11, 2014 Physician and mindful living expert Romila "Dr. Romie" Mushtaq, MD has a unique perspective to discuss career burnout; not only is she a neurologist specializing in mind-body medicine, but she also used the mindfulness-based techniques she teaches to heal herself from career burnout as a physician. Career burnout is characterized clinically by loss of passion, physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism and detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Fargo, ND

The American Journal of Managed Care

Collaborative Decision Making Tops Efficacy for MS Patients

When choosing treatment for a patient, whether he or she has clinically isolated syndrome or clinically definite multiple sclerosis , providers need establish a collaborative relationship, according to speakers at the 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, from September 10-13. Aaron E. Miller, MD, professor of neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the medical director at the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, and Rev.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Independent.ie

Colm fellowship

The fellowship will help the college further develop its research into Motor Neuron Disease by enabling a post-graduate student to complete research and training in neurology. Professor of Neurology in Trinity College Orla Hardiman said the fellowship has been awarded to Parames Iyer, a clinical neurologist doing his PhD in Trinity.

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Psychology Today

Doctors Writing Poetry

When we think of doctors writing, we tend to picture illegible prescriptions, not lines of poetry. And yet, increasingly, surgeons and neurologists are producing poems, novels, plays and creative nonfiction, in addition to opinion pieces about current medical issues.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arts, Poetry, Startups, Stanford University

Burnaby News Leader

Burnaby doctor had nine research studies retracted

A doctor who had nine research studies retracted due to faked data is now working at Burnaby Hospital, according to a recent media report. The Postmedia story stated the studies took place while Dr. Cory Toth worked at the University of Calgary medical school.

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EurekAlert!

Not enough vitamin B1 can cause brain damage

A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 , can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy. Symptoms can include confusion, hallucinations, coma, loss of muscle coordination and vision problems such as double vision and involuntary eye movements.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

BioMed Central

Multiple sclerosis in Germany: data analysis of administrative...

Healthcare-utilization data for multiple sclerosis are scarce in Germany. The Purpose of the study was to analyse administrative prevalence of MS, medication use and type of specialists involved in MS treatment in the outpatient setting in Bavaria.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health, Health Insurance

Hispanic Business

Biogen Idec Data at Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting Highlight Robust...

ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS is the joint meeting of the and Research in Multiple Sclerosis . "We are dedicated to advancing MS care through innovative clinical research on promising CNS targets with the potential for treating this disease and through novel initiatives that address critical disease management issues," said .

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Related Topix: Biotech, Biogen Idec, Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health

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