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Wearable brain stimulation could safely improve motor function after stroke

A non-invasive, wearable, magnetic brain stimulation device could improve motor function in stroke patients, according to preliminary late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. In an initial, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial of 30 chronic ischemic stroke survivors, a new wearable, multifocal, transcranial, rotating, permanent magnet stimulator, or […]

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Telemedicine eases work-life balance for solo practitioner, adds revenue stream

With value-based care on the rise, the adoption of digital tools is rapidly progressing, yielding better diagnoses and outcomes. THE PROBLEM Today, most physicians know some form of digital transformation is essential to their future. Yet adopting technologies like telehealth continues to become more daunting, especially for small practices. HIMSS Media research found that digital […]

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Why Are Therapy Sessions Usually Only 45 Or 50 Minutes?

The benefits of going to therapy cannot be overstated, though it may feel intimidating to dive in and make it part of your routine at first. While therapists take many different approaches to meeting frequency and length, the norm for individual therapy (i.e., therapy with one client) tends to be weekly 45- or 50-minute sessions. […]

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Five things to know about egg freezing

Egg freezing for age-related fertility is becoming more common, and a short article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides quick reference points on the topic for primary care providers. 1. Elective egg freezing is a way to help patients increase their chance of pregnancy at a later age 2. Patients aged 35 or younger […]

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How AI helps people with atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of stroke and other heart-related complications. Up to 6.1 million people in the U.S. have the condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Paul Friedman, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify people […]