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Living Fearlessly in the Face of Diabetes

January 15, 2019

Preparing for life as a college freshman can be complicated. Hannah Davis is looking for a college where she can continue to practice martial arts, and where she can make new friends and meet new mentors. But, unlike many of her peers, Hannah is also working with her medical team to create an effective treatment plan for her type one diabetes once she leaves home. And she wants to make sure the campus she chooses has plenty space for her diabetic alert dog, Ivy, to run around.

Medtech Helps Paralyzed Graduate Cross the Stage

January 3, 2019

“It was amazing to be able to take those steps towards something that important.” Aldo Amenta, who was paralyzed after a diving accident, was able to walk at his graduation with the help of an exoskeleton bionic device. This innovative “wearable robot” helps people like Aldo build strength, mobility and endurance. Aldo plans to continue working with his exoskeleton, so that when he receives his master’s degree, he can cross the stage entirely on his own. 

Rebooting a Brain with Medtech

December 11, 2018

“I felt like I was losing my mind.” At 26, Kimberly Bari was experiencing seizures on a daily basis. Prescribing everything from anti-epileptic medications to brain surgery, doctors worked tirelessly to identify a solution. They eventually found the solution they had been looking for in medtech. 

Stopping Tumors in their Tracks: How Medtech Treated One Patient’s Brain Metastases

December 6, 2018

“I was prepared to die,” Brenda said. After seven months of chemotherapy, radiation, and a mastectomy, Brenda Vincentz-Smith had defeated breast cancer, but doctors had given her a new diagnosis: brain metastases. Cancer cells from Brenda’s breast had traveled to her brain, attaching to her healthy brain tissue as three separate tumors. To Brenda, brain tumors sounded like the end of the road. To her doctors, they looked more like a pothole, an obstacle that, with the right treatment, Brenda could potentially overcome.

Summit On Balanced Pain Management Urges Interdisciplinary Approach

December 6, 2018

Before Justin Minyard was keynote speaker at this week’s fifth annual National Summit on Balanced Pain Management in Washington, DC, he was a respondent at the Pentagon on September 11.  A high-level interrogator serving the United States Army during tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.  And a prime example of why comprehensive, integrative pain management is critical.