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Released: 20-Nov-2020 4:25 PM EST
Those darn property taxes! Insights from Texas tax protests
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Everyone loves to complain that their taxes are too high. Yet few people actually take the time to formally protest them. A recent deep-dive into property tax appeals in Texas offers new insights on what motivates people to protest or accept their tax obligations.

Newswise: Ketogenic diets in low-resource settings: Experience in Zambia
Released: 10-Nov-2020 10:35 AM EST
Ketogenic diets in low-resource settings: Experience in Zambia
International League Against Epilepsy

More than 75 countries now have at least one ketogenic diet center for the treatment of epilepsy, but most centers are located in high-resource countries. How can lower-income countries establish the ketogenic diet, and what considerations are they facing?

Newswise: Food for thought: The ketogenic diet as epilepsy treatment
Released: 10-Nov-2020 10:05 AM EST
Food for thought: The ketogenic diet as epilepsy treatment
International League Against Epilepsy

Treating epilepsy with diet is not a new concept, but it's gained popularity and credibility in the past 25 years.

Released: 19-Oct-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Public health experts at DSHS and UTHealth collaborate on nation’s largest COVID-19 serological testing assessment
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

To help public health professionals and scientists better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Texas and the immune response it causes in individuals, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are partnering with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to launch the Texas Coronavirus Antibody Response Survey (Texas CARES). Texas CARES will determine the proportion of people throughout Texas who have COVID-19 antibodies, indicating a past infection and presumably some degree of immune protection.

Newswise: UTSW Performs First HIV-Positive-To-HIV-Positive Organ Transplant in Texas
Released: 2-Sep-2020 3:10 PM EDT
UTSW Performs First HIV-Positive-To-HIV-Positive Organ Transplant in Texas
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS, Sept. 2, 2020 – Less than three weeks after getting on an organ transplant list for HIV-positive patients, John Welch got the call. A liver was available from a deceased donor, and it was an excellent match.

Newswise: ¿La pandemia dará un impulso permanente a la telemedicina para la epilepsia?
Released: 1-Sep-2020 3:15 PM EDT
¿La pandemia dará un impulso permanente a la telemedicina para la epilepsia?
International League Against Epilepsy

La telemedicina para el cuidado de la epilepsia es más popular que nunca. Tiene muchas ventajas, pero ¿Puede sostenerse en el futuro?

Newswise: New-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE): Awareness and research
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Released: 1-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT
New-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE): Awareness and research
International League Against Epilepsy

This rare but life-threatening condition is often due to an autoimmune response. Speedier diagnosis and more effective treatments are priorities.

Released: 20-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
North American Virtual Epilepsy Congress September 24-27
International League Against Epilepsy

The ILAE/IBE congresses attract clinicians, researchers, policymakers and advocates from around the world to hear about the latest research and treatment advances in epilepsy.

Newswise: Will the COVID-19 pandemic give a permanent boost to telemedicine for epilepsy care?
Released: 11-Aug-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Will the COVID-19 pandemic give a permanent boost to telemedicine for epilepsy care?
International League Against Epilepsy

Telemedicine for epilepsy care is more popular than ever. It has many advantages—but can it sustain itself into the future?

Newswise: Higher hopes for seizure freedom in epilepsy: Setting the record straight
Released: 10-Aug-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Higher hopes for seizure freedom in epilepsy: Setting the record straight
International League Against Epilepsy

It's been said that after two failed anti-seizure medications, chances for seizure freedom drop to less than 5%. This error arose nearly two decades ago and needs to be corrected, says a letter in the journal Epilepsia - chances are actually much higher.

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Released: 28-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Health Again Recognized as Most Awarded Not-for-profit Health System in Texas by U.S. News & World Report
Baylor Scott and White Health

In the midst of the extraordinary health challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Baylor Scott & White Health remains committed to quality, safe care and helping Texas communities navigate the uncertainty of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Today, this commitment to safety and quality is recognized as U.S. News & World Report releases its 2020-2021 Best Hospitals list.

Released: 20-Jul-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Public health experts launch real-time COVID-19 data dashboard with prediction modeling for Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A new COVID-19 tracking tool that can tell Texans what is happening in real time in their own communities and anticipate how one person can infect dozens more was recently launched by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Newswise: Can community-based interventions help to close the epilepsy treatment gap?
Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Can community-based interventions help to close the epilepsy treatment gap?
International League Against Epilepsy

More than 50 million people have epilepsy; about 80% live in lower- or middle-income countries, where diagnosis and treatment can be difficult or impossible. The percentage of people with epilepsy that is not receiving treatment is known as the treatment gap; in some countries, this gap exceeds 90%.

Newswise: Suspended studies and virtual lab meetings: How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting epilepsy researchers
Released: 1-Jul-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Suspended studies and virtual lab meetings: How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting epilepsy researchers
International League Against Epilepsy

How was epilepsy research forced to morph during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic? Researchers from 11 countries shared their experiences and thoughts on the future of laboratory research, clinical trials, and in-person conferences.

Newswise: A deeper dive into epilepsy: Integrating tools for characterizing focal cortical dysplasia
Released: 24-Jun-2020 6:45 PM EDT
A deeper dive into epilepsy: Integrating tools for characterizing focal cortical dysplasia
International League Against Epilepsy

Journal Prize winner Zhong Ying integrated genetics, clinical presentation, EEG, MRI, and histopathological diagnosis in a group of people with drug-resistant epilepsy. All had a specific type of brain lesion that can be difficult to identify.

Newswise: Bridging the information gap with new EEG techniques for epilepsy
Released: 24-Jun-2020 6:40 PM EDT
Bridging the information gap with new EEG techniques for epilepsy
International League Against Epilepsy

Journal Prize winner Ana Coito is developing methods to extract information from EEG readings about brain connectivity and information exchange. Her award-winning research focused on applying these methods to low-density EEG readings, which would make them accessible to more regions of the world.

Newswise: Harnessing complexity to advance epilepsy research: Learning the language of EEG spike-wave discharges
Released: 24-Jun-2020 6:40 PM EDT
Harnessing complexity to advance epilepsy research: Learning the language of EEG spike-wave discharges
International League Against Epilepsy

Journal Prize winner Jesse A. Pfammatter found that certain EEG patterns that indicate absence epilepsy may hold more information than previously thought.

Newswise: Improving treatment for psychogenic seizures: “This is a group of patients that we are taking less seriously”
Released: 23-Jun-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Improving treatment for psychogenic seizures: “This is a group of patients that we are taking less seriously”
International League Against Epilepsy

Journal prize winner Benjamin Tolchin tested motivational interviewing to help people with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) start and continue psychotherapy. Often mistaken for epilepsy, these seizures cause serious problems, yet many health care professionals discount them as "not real."

Newswise: From bench to beach: Award-winning epilepsy researcher furthers understanding of how cannabidiol stops seizures
Released: 23-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
From bench to beach: Award-winning epilepsy researcher furthers understanding of how cannabidiol stops seizures
International League Against Epilepsy

Lyndsey Anderson traveled halfway around the world to do epilepsy research in Sydney, Australia. Recently, she was awarded ILAE's 2020 Epilepsia Prize for Basic Science Research.

Newswise: When seizures don't stop: What's the latest in treating status epilepticus?
Released: 26-May-2020 2:50 PM EDT
When seizures don't stop: What's the latest in treating status epilepticus?
International League Against Epilepsy

When seizures last longer than about 5 minutes--a condition called status epilepticus--emergency treatment is required. About two-thirds of people respond to initial treatment with benzodiazepines, but the others need a second drug. Which drug to choose is a matter of some debate.

Released: 21-May-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Tracking COVID-19: New research app will help trace the spread of the virus
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the U.S., a new free research app is hoping to slow the outbreak of the disease by tracking symptoms of millions across the country. To bring the app home to Texans, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have joined the national research project led by Harvard University.

Released: 7-May-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Texas A&M AgriLife mobilizes “murder hornet” task force to head off possible emergence in Texas
Texas AArrayM AgriLife

A giant invasive hornet was sighted several times in northwestern Washington state and Canada in late 2019, causing concern across the U.S. At the request of Gov. Greg Abbott, a specialized task force led by Texas A&M AgriLife experts is spearheading an initiative to protect Texas citizens, agriculture and honey bees if the “murder hornet,” or Asian giant hornet, arrives.

Newswise: In epilepsy, seizures are often frightening. What happens afterward can be worse.
Released: 13-Apr-2020 8:55 AM EDT
In epilepsy, seizures are often frightening. What happens afterward can be worse.
International League Against Epilepsy

Seizure control is the primary driver of epilepsy treatment. For many people with epilepsy, however, the seizures themselves are secondary to what comes after: fatigue, memory loss and other issues that dramatically affect their lives.

Newswise: Post-Ictal Psychosis: A Medical Emergency for People with Epilepsy
Released: 12-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Post-Ictal Psychosis: A Medical Emergency for People with Epilepsy
International League Against Epilepsy

About 70% of people with epilepsy report post-seizure (post-ictal) complications, ranging from fatigue to memory issues to headache. Post-ictal psychosis while rare, is perhaps the most dramatic of these. As many as 7% of people with temporal lobe epilepsy develop PIP, which can cause suicidal behavior or interpersonal violence. The condition requires immediate attention and treatment.

Released: 8-Apr-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Researchers map areas of major Texas cities where residents are most likely to need hospitalization, ICU care for COVID-19
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Areas within Texas’ major metropolitan cities where residents are at the greatest risk for hospitalization and critical care due to COVID-19 have been mapped for the first time by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 18-Mar-2020 12:05 AM EDT
‘Breastfeeding Gap’ Exists Among Mexican-Origin Women Living in Texas
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Mexican women born and educated in Mexico who now live in Texas breastfeed longer than those born and educated in the United States. That’s the finding from new research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) at The University of Texas at Austin, which points to a “breastfeeding gap” among some Mexican-origin women living in Texas.

Newswise: Hold the phone: Smartphone video makes it easier to diagnose epilepsy and psychogenic seizures
Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EST
Hold the phone: Smartphone video makes it easier to diagnose epilepsy and psychogenic seizures
International League Against Epilepsy

What if there was a tool to help with faster, more accurate diagnosis of both psychogenic seizures and epilepsy? And what if this tool was simpler and less expensive than video EEG, and available almost everywhere?

19-Feb-2020 8:50 AM EST
Thousands of uninsured kidney disease patients strain Texas emergency departments each year
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

More than 10,000 uninsured patients sought care at Texas emergency departments for lifesaving kidney dialysis in 2017, incurring more than $21.8 million in hospital costs, according to researchers from UTHealth.

Newswise: Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up
Released: 17-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST
Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up
International League Against Epilepsy

In retrospect, Pakistan's effort to reduce the treatment gap can appear painstakingly planned, like the blueprints for a shopping complex or a neighborhood. But the secret of the country's success is not rooted in elaborate planning. Nor did it rely on generous funding or government support.

Newswise: Epilepsy education at Disneyland: Spreading awareness, changing lives
Released: 6-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Epilepsy education at Disneyland: Spreading awareness, changing lives
International League Against Epilepsy

At Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland, thousands of families and physicians mix epilepsy education, information, and advocacy with enjoying a day at "the happiest place on earth."

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Released: 5-Feb-2020 11:45 AM EST
Fort Worth Medical Community Joins Hands on New Graduate-level, School-affiliated Physician Residency Program
Baylor Scott and White Health

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth and the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine will be collaborating on an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited physician resident training program that will eventually train more than 150 physicians annually. The collaboration will be a boon not only for the medical community in Fort Worth, but also for residents of North Texas as it helps to address a growing need for physicians in the Fort Worth area.

Newswise: Should People with Epilepsy Ever Stop Taking Medication?
Released: 3-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST
Should People with Epilepsy Ever Stop Taking Medication?
International League Against Epilepsy

Medication controls seizures in many people with epilepsy. The drugs are not a cure, but seizures don't always last a lifetime. After years without seizures, is it safe for some people to gradually come off their medications?

Released: 15-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST
Texas Abortion Patients’ Attempts to End Their Pregnancy on Their Own is Higher than the National Rate, New Study Finds
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Seven percent of Texas abortion patients in the study reported trying to self-manage abortion before coming to a clinic for services. Women cited cost and long distance to clinics as reasons for choosing to self-manage abortion.

Released: 2-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
Wichita Falls surgeon Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, was recently elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the College’s Clinical Congress 2019.

Newswise: Six ways doctors can improve reproductive health in women with epilepsy
Released: 20-Nov-2019 11:10 AM EST
Six ways doctors can improve reproductive health in women with epilepsy
International League Against Epilepsy

With a little time, some information and a few questions, neurologists can help women with epilepsy make choices about birth control, folic acid supplements, and pregnancy.

Newswise: Anti-seizure drugs and pregnancy: New research on safety and prescription patterns
Released: 18-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
Anti-seizure drugs and pregnancy: New research on safety and prescription patterns
International League Against Epilepsy

About 600,000 women with epilepsy become pregnant each year. Careful management of anti-seizure medications can reduce risks to both mother and baby.

Released: 15-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST
Entrepreneur Exits Successful Startup Helping Latin American Artisans to Explore Future Through UVA Darden
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Sophie Eckrich (Class of 2021) has had an acute curiosity regarding the disparity in global opportunity for as long as she can remember. Growing up in the cultural crossroads of Austin, Texas, with a mother from Mexico and a father from the United States, cross-border travel and cultural exchange were a way of life.

Newswise: How to improve epilepsy care in Africa? Include traditional healers, schoolchildren and the guy next door
Released: 31-Oct-2019 1:35 PM EDT
How to improve epilepsy care in Africa? Include traditional healers, schoolchildren and the guy next door
International League Against Epilepsy

In Mozambique, most people with epilepsy don’t seek treatment. So the country took on an intimidating challenge: Diagnose and treat more people by increasing awareness, reducing stigma, improving medication access, and partnering with traditional healers.

Released: 28-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Endocrine Society urges policymakers to follow science on transgender health
Endocrine Society

A custody case in Texas has sparked heated debate and embroiled state policymakers in public discussions about the diagnosis and appropriate medical treatment of transgender children, with many making inaccurate claims.

Newswise: Parents of adults with epilepsy: Caregiving without a net
Released: 21-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Parents of adults with epilepsy: Caregiving without a net
International League Against Epilepsy

When an adult child is diagnosed with epilepsy, their parents face a wide array of social, emotional and financial issues, often with very little support. Striking a balance between caring for their child and allowing independence can be difficult and frustrating.

Newswise: UTEP and Lockheed Martin Sign Agreement to Employ Students in El Paso
Released: 9-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT
UTEP and Lockheed Martin Sign Agreement to Employ Students in El Paso
University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) President Heather Wilson and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Vice President of Engineering & Technology Travis Coomer signed a Memorandum of Agreement today that will employ UTEP students as interns with Lockheed Martin in El Paso. As part of the new agreement, Lockheed Martin will open a location in El Paso near the UTEP campus where they will employ UTEP undergraduate students as interns. In addition, Lockheed Martin will hire UTEP doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to serve as supervisors.

Newswise: Screening for depression in people with epilepsy: Improve care, save lives
Released: 23-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Screening for depression in people with epilepsy: Improve care, save lives
International League Against Epilepsy

Any neurologist who sees patients with epilepsy also sees patients with undiagnosed depression. A simple screening tool can improve outcomes and save lives.

Newswise: Epilepsy and caregiver stress: How one family counters stress by giving back
Released: 20-Sep-2019 9:50 AM EDT
Epilepsy and caregiver stress: How one family counters stress by giving back
International League Against Epilepsy

Epilepsy affects entire families, with impacts on caregivers' physical health, emotional functioning, social relationships, employment and finances. Caregivers and siblings are at risk for post-traumatic stress. Here's how one family works to channel their stress and frustration into helping others.

Newswise: Two families' experiences with epilepsy: Stress, love, responsibility
Released: 28-Aug-2019 9:40 AM EDT
Two families' experiences with epilepsy: Stress, love, responsibility
International League Against Epilepsy

Being a parent or sibling of someone with epilepsy is life changing. Family members share their stories.

Newswise: Epilepsy and the family: Caregiver stress and sibling experiences
Released: 27-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Epilepsy and the family: Caregiver stress and sibling experiences
International League Against Epilepsy

Epilepsy affects entire families. Research shows that uncontrolled seizures can lead to the development of PTSD in caregivers and siblings. Family members also may struggle with anxiety and depression, as well as guilt and fear.

Newswise: The other side of seizure freedom:
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Released: 27-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
The other side of seizure freedom: "I kind of wish my epilepsy was back"
International League Against Epilepsy

It might seem that there’s no downside to successful epilepsy surgery. Who wouldn’t want to be free of seizures that limit their life? But there are challenges to seizure freedom after years of living with epilepsy. The “burden of normality” can disrupt a person’s life and their relationships.

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Released: 21-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Texas Mandate: Largest High Schools to Report All Concussions to Statewide Registry
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Starting this fall, the biggest public high schools in Texas are required to report all sports concussions to a central database as part of one of the nation’s largest statewide endeavors to track brain injuries in youth athletics.

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19-Aug-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Texas Cities Increasingly Susceptible to Large Measles Outbreaks
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The growing number of children arriving at Texas schools unvaccinated makes the state increasingly vulnerable to measles outbreaks. A 5% further decrease in vaccination rates that have been on a downward trend since 2003 would increase the size of a potential measles outbreak by up to 4,000%.


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