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Device Controls Brain Activity To Maximize Therapy

Magnets send pulses through scalp, into patient’s brain to “prep” for therapy

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2014 – In an effort to help patients more fully recover from stroke, researchers are using a novel device that allows them to control a patient’s brain activity prior to therapy.  “Often what happens after a stroke is that the healthy side tends to overcompensate for the injured side,” said Dr. Marcie Bockbrader, who is leading the study at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  When that happens, the body may not receive clear enough messages from the injured of the brain telling it how to function properly.

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Inside The Nation's Most Advanced Cancer Hospital

Next-generation hospital opens as cancer is set to become leading cause of death

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2014 – The newest and one of the largest cancer hospitals in the nation is set to open its doors and usher in a new era in the battle against cancer. By 2030 cancer is expected to overtake heart disease as the nation’s number one cause of death, but state-of-the-art facilities like the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at Ohio State are helping doctors and researchers in their efforts to stay one step ahead.

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How Lack Of Sleep Impacts Different Age Groups

Kids can get hyper, adults can gain weight - we all pay a heavy price for not sleeping

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2014 – This time of year most of us enjoy the extra hour of sleep as we get as we turn our clocks back, but it’s not nearly enough to make up for the massive amounts of sleep we are losing throughout the rest of the year.

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Could Video Therapy Retrain The Brain, Cure ADHD?

Study uses neurofeedback with animated graphics to “train” kids to concentrate

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – It’s estimated 6 million children have some form of ADHD in the U.S. and treating them is not cheap.  Each year we spend well over a hundred billion dollars in therapy and medication, but instead of relying on medicine, what if doctors were able to teach children to control their symptoms on their own - simply by using the power of their minds?

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Body Position In Breast Cancer Therapy Matters

Women who get radiation therapy on stomachs rather than backs, show benefits

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) October 2014 – Doctors are making radiation therapy more effective for breast cancer patients simply by modifying the table a woman lays on, and by turning her onto her stomach during treatment.  Traditionally, women who undergo radiation therapy lie on their backs, and while that approach can be very effective, there’s a slight chance of radiation damage to healthy heart and lung tissue.  It’s also been associated with long-term problems in the shape of the affected breast.


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