Author Archives: Derik Hertel

Mental Health Crisis Stresses ERs – Valley News

Read article – Quotes Alan Green, associate dean for clinical and translational science, chair and professor of psychology, professor of molecular and systems biology, and director of SYNERGY; in an article about New Hampshire and Vermont’s lack a sufficient number of beds for people suffering mental health crises, forcing emergency rooms at local hospitals to care for patients while they wait for an opening in an appropriate facility.

When Drugs and Surgery Don’t Work, an Option in Epilepsy (Video) – Medscape

Read article (registration may be required) – Features an interview with Barbara Jobst, professor of neurology, about her recent publication in Epilepsia about the responsive neurostimulator (RNS), which is an implanted device for epilepsy. “…Ideally we want patients to be 100 percent seizure free. We have to learn more and we can certainly learn more from what we record—how to stimulate the seizure foci and how to do so differently. That’s the next step,” said Jobst.