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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.

Using Medtech to Mend a Musician’s Heart

December 5, 2018

As a professional classical musician, Kristen Linfante’s career has always posed challenges. But she never imagined one of those challenges would stem from a debilitating nervous system disorder. Kristen suffers from dysautonomia, estimated to affect 70 million people around the world.

She Was Having 200 Seizures Per Day Until this Medical Device Gave Her Life Back

December 5, 2018

Emily was suffering up to 200 seizures a day until an experimental medical device – compared to a pacemaker for the brain – gave her much needed relief. Now, the device is FDA approved to dramatically reduce epileptic seizures, in some patients up to 90 percent. Hear Emily’s story and learn how innovative medical technology is improving her quality of life.