A unique treatment approach for drug-resistant epilepsy

December 14, 2017
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Jason Richey, President of LivaNova North America and General Manager of the company’s Neuromodulation business joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

He’ll be discussing VNS Therapy – the first and only FDA-approved device for drug-resistant epilepsy that is clinically proven safe and effective for adults and children as young as four years of age. VNS Therapy is designed to prevent seizures before they start and stop them if they do.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jason Richey discuss the following:

  • What exactly is VNS Therapy? How does it work?
  • VNS Therapy is FDA-approved to treat refractory or drug-resistant epilepsy. How common is it for people to have seizures which can’t be controlled by drugs alone?
  • Who is a good candidate for VNS Therapy?
  • Children as young as four years old can now receive VNS Therapy. What are the benefits of starting this treatment at a younger age?
  • Tell me about the newly released SenTiva generator and next-generation VNS Therapy Programming System. How does the latest system improve upon past versions?
  • More than 100,000 people have used VNS Therapy, many of whom have achieved long-term seizure control. What are some of the most common comments they share about their experience?
  • What are the potential side effects of VNS Therapy, and how do they compare to other epilepsy treatments?
  • What does LivaNova have in store for the future of VNS Therapy?

 

About Jason Richey: As LivaNova's President of North America and General Manager of the Neuromodulation business, Jason Richey has over 20 years of experience in the medical technology industry. With 15 years of tenure at Cyberonics (LivaNova’s predecessor) starting in 2001, Mr. Richey has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

About VNS Therapy: VNS Therapy is the first and only FDA-approved device for drug-resistant epilepsy that is clinically proven safe and effective for adults and children as young as four years of age. VNS Therapy is designed to prevent seizures before they occur and stop them if they do. It is a unique treatment approach developed specifically for people with drug-resistant epilepsy — a condition that affects one in three people with epilepsy.

 

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Websiteswww.VNSTherapy.com | www.SeizureControl.com

Facebook: https://Facebook.com/VNSTherapyforEpilepsy

Marc Hoberman’s Memoir Search and Seizure: Overcoming Illness and Adversity

September 29, 2016
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Marc Hoberman, the author of Search and Seizure: Overcoming Illness and Adversity joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Emotional Health Channels. Marc will share how he uses his memoir in his tutoring business and teaching of English.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Marc Hoberman discuss the following:

  • What mindset does a person need to have in order to improve his or her health?
  • How did you you deal with your diagnosis of epilepsy as a teenager?
  • How have you improved your health over the years?
  • What have you learned about the difference between emotional health and physical health?
  • How does your memoir resonate with teens and parents alike?


Duration: 8:05


As an English teacher for more than 30 years and camp administrator and consultant for almost as long, Marc Hoberman has come to realize that children today need to learn how to deal with the often unexpected struggles in their lives. Marc wrote his memoir to help teens and their parents navigate through myriad issues that often confront them when they least expect it. Both mental and physical health are difficult to maintain at times, but a positive attitude and focus can help you make sure that your illness doesn’t’ define you.


Bullying, drug use, depression, and teen suicide have touched the lives of far too many young people; it’s important for them to see that there are ways to avoid the negative outcomes that some have experienced. 


In Marc’s years in education, tutoring, and camp consulting,  he was voted into Who’s Who in American Teachers and has been a featured speaker at the Young Adult Institute (YAI) Conference in New York City, the New York State and New Jersey Reading Conferences, the Tristate Camping Conference in New York and New Jersey, and The Canada Camping Conference.


As the owner of Grade Success Tutoring for over twenty years, Marc has helped many of his clients work through much more than just tests and academics. He has helped people who have experienced personal, physical, and emotional difficulties.



Websites: www.gradesuccess.com | www.marchoberman.com


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Twitter: @GradeSuccess