Epilepsy foundation of America walk for awareness

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NATIONAL WALK FOR EPILEPSY, April 20, 2013

Dear Depelteau,

The season of hope is almost upon us—no, not the winter holidays, but the National Walk for Epilepsy! On April 20, 2013, the Walk will take place in Washington, DC.

The Walk has become the centerpiece for raising awareness in our fight against a condition that will affect one in 26 people within their lifetime. We know you share our commitment to bring about new therapies and fight for cures, and that is why we need your enthusiasm and participation in the 2013 Walk.

Registration is now open for 2013! Your support is essential to our success. Since 2007, more than 30,000 participants have taken part in raising over $5 million to fund:

Sending thousands of kids with epilepsy to summer camp
Providing seizure training to school nurses in hundreds of school districts
Educating school students across the country on the facts about epilepsy
Providing seizure first aid training to first responders and law enforcement personnel
Educating more than 6,000 veterans about post traumatic brain injury and epilepsy
With your help, we plan to bring together 5,000 participants from across the country to raise $1 million in the fight against epilepsy.

Join the Fight Today. Your participation makes hope possible.

Sincerely,

Phil Gattone
President & CEO

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Radiopaedia

Extradural haemorrhage – a collection of blood between the inner surface of the skull and the outer layer of the dura. It is typically due to meningeal arterial bleeding and very often associated with a skull fracture. The lentiform shape of extradural haematoma is classically taught as the major method of distinguishing it from the typically crescent shaped subdural haematoma, however there are other helpful distinguishing signs. Unlike subdural blood, extradural blood is not able to cross skull sutures and cannot extend along dural reflections (falx and tentorium).

The above case shows the typical appearance of an extradural haematoma, with the hyperdense lentiform shaped blood being associated with a skull fracture (blue arrow) and the haematoma stopping precisely at the coronal suture (yellow arrow). 

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There may be some who question the iPad mini’s place in the market. A smaller iPad? A giant iPod Touch? Yet another display to add to the collection? Whatever your take on the matter, its pretty clear the iPad mini is a very sleek 7.9 inch tablet, that can easily be operated with one hand and brings the best of Apple to this intermediate form factor. Having myself made the trek to France in order to obtain the first generation iPad when it launched here in Europe, I’ve been very pleased with my original iPad. The only complaints that could be leveled against it were the weight and to a lesser degree the size. It was just plain hard to use one-handed and trying to read a book on it for any period of time usually meant you eventually had to prop up it up against something. Having used an…

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7 ways to make a customer culture stick

MarketCulture Blog - Using a Customer Culture for Competitive Advantage

how to make customer culture stick

Research and experience show there are 4 stages to getting and keeping a customer culture: Initiation, Implementation, Embedding and Reinforcement. In my last two posts I outlined the actions to take at the initiation and implementation stages. In this post I focus on the 7 actions to take during the embedding stage.

The focus of this stage is on institutionalizing the customer culture through supporting systems, on-going training, increased employee empowerment and accountability of all individuals and teams for delivering an improved customer experience.

1. Formalization of customer culture through symbols, rituals and artifacts

This often includes organization structure changes, more open office designs, images of customers taking precedence over images of products, customer invitations to corporate meetings and cross-function teams evaluating new market opportunities.

2. Development of customer focus behaviors at leader and individual levels

Key performance indicators measuring the level of customer focus are…

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Haemosiderin cap sign – a spinal tumour appearance where a cap of hypointense haemosiderin is seen on T2 weighed imaging above and / or below the tumour due to previous haemorrhage. It is most often associated with spinal ependymomas, being seen in 20-33% of these cases.  The sign however may also be seen in hemangioblastomas and paragangliomas and therefore while it is highly suggestive of ependymoma it is not pathognomonic. 

See our YouTube video tutorial on ‘Spinal Ependymoma’ here.

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Medical Profession Lags In Use Of Real-World Technology

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Smart phone technology is being highly underutilized in medicine. In fact, I think the medical industry which has been so far ahead in developing technology such as CT scans, MRIs and PET scans, has done relatively little to use technology that already exists.

Yes, there are some physicians reading real-time heart rhythm strips or fetal monitoring on their smart phones but not as many as should be. People could be having their blood sugars or blood pressures linked daily from home – and it is being done – but not as much as it should be.

Right now the government is providing incentives for hospitals to build computer systems that collect data and demographics but it will not be until real world use of technology is encouraged that we might see improvements in our overall health care.

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