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FDA Clears First-in-Class NonEEG, Seizure-Monitoring, Wearable Device for Children

Tuesday, January 08, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for a wearable smartband device (Embrace; Empatica, Boston, MA) to detect seizure activity in children age …

American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Thursday, January 03, 2019—Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) i…

Cognitive Complaints and Neuropsychologic Testing

Nabil Ali, MD; Kendra Corning, PsyD, HSPP; and Laura M. Clark, PhD, ABPP

January 2019—When should neuropsychologic tests be ordered and what questions should testing answer?

Study Defines Risk Factors for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Wednesday, December 26, 2018—A study published in Neurology online found that taking antidepressants for depression or having anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are correlated with…

Sleep Apnea Can Double Risk of Hard-to-Treat Hypertension in African-Americans

Monday, December 17, 2018—A new study published in Circulation reveals that African-Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressu…

Treating Stress to Improve Neurologic Outcomes

Graham R. Huesmann, MD, PhD; and Riley Bove, MD

November/December 2018—Research on the interaction between hormones and seizures supports the importance of helping patients manage stress.

Healthy Cognitive Aging

Elizabeth Londen, PhD; Thomas Preston, PhD, ABBP-CN; and Brian K. Lebowitz, PhD, ABBP-CN

November/December 2018—There are evidence-based tools for staying sharp throughout the lifespan.

Wellness and Neurology

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

November/December 2018—There is clear evidence for promoting wellness practices to all patients with neurologic disorders.

 
 

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