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Living with Chronic Pain: The Daily Struggle with a ‘New Self’

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Photo: Man holding his neck in pain [06/12/2013] A new study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme, systematically searches for, and makes sense of, the growing body of qualitative research on musculoskeletal pain to help understand the experiences of patients suffering from chronic pain. Living with Chronic Pain: The Daily Struggle with a ‘New Self’ - Read more

Geriatric Care May Help Older Patients after Car Accident

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Photo: Elderly patient and doctor [04/12/2013] Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those without a consultation, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and University of California, Los Angeles.Geriatric Care May Help Older Patients after Car Accident - Read more

Patients with Diabetes Who Use Mail Order Pharmacy Less Likely to Visit ERs

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[27/11/2013] Patients with diabetes who received prescribed heart medications by mail were less likely to visit the emergency room than those patients who picked up prescriptions in person, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study.Patients with Diabetes Who Use Mail Order Pharmacy Less Likely to Visit ERs - Read more

Study Finds Altered Brain Connections in Epilepsy Patients

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[25/11/2013] Patients with the most common form of focal epilepsy have widespread, abnormal connections in their brains that could provide clues toward diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study.Study Finds Altered Brain Connections in Epilepsy Patients - Read more

'Virtual Reality Hands' may Help Stroke Survivors Recover Hand Function

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[20/11/2013] "Virtual reality hands" — controlled by stroke survivors' thoughts — could help them recover use of their hands and arms, according to a small study. 'Virtual Reality Hands' may Help Stroke Survivors Recover Hand Function - Read more

CHICA System Improves Autism Screening Rate

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[18/11/2013] An automated system developed by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University to help pediatricians focus on the specific health needs of each patient in the short time allotted for preventive care improves autism screening rates by identifying at-risk children at the 24-month visit. Nationwide children typically are not diagnosed with autism until age 4½ or 5 years.CHICA System Improves Autism Screening Rate - Read more

'Smart Glasses' Improve Gait of Parkinson's Patients

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[11/11/2013] A new app for intelligent glasses will soon make it possible to improve the gait of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and to decrease their risk of falling. Researchers at the University of Twente's MIRA Institute have received a grant from the NutsOhra fund for the development of the app.'Smart Glasses' Improve Gait of Parkinson's Patients - Read more

Mainz University Medical Center Opens Dementia Service Center

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Photo: Opening of Dementia Service Center [04/11/2013] To attend the special needs of dementia patients, their families as well as of the University Medicine care system, the Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) offers a special and nationwide unique range of services.Mainz University Medical Center Opens Dementia Service Center - Read more