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Quick Links Newsletter N° 2 | March, 2011

1- A seizure detection device that may help prevent SUDEP and fatalities in epilepsy
2- NEREG earned several honors in 2010 that we want to share with you
3- Our patients and NEREG have been busy in the first quarter of 2011
4- New Program: Book Club for Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Patients
5- Stay Tuned for upcoming events

 

A seizure detection device that may help prevent SUDEP and fatalities in epilepsy

In Part One of this article, Dr. Evan Fertig, Epileptologist and the Director of Research for the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group, speaks to us about certain risks in epilepsy.  He also tells us about current research on a seizure detection device his group is conducting.

In Part Two, Amos Shaham, the engineer who designed a seizure detection device, EpiLert, tells us about the device and explains the reason that the EpiLert has so very few false alarms; by using a highly unique mathematical algorithm, the device actually “learns” to distinguish epilepsy movements from normal daily movement. 

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NEREG earned several honors in 2010 that we want to share with you
NEREG earned several honors in 2010 that we want to share with you

1) Best Doctors of America 2010-2011 and Top Doctors in the 13th Edition of the Castle Connolly Guide to Top Doctors NY Metro Area 2010

2) Two of our Posters were granted a Top 10% Award at the American Epilepsy Society Meeting in December 2010!

3) NEREG doctors will be moderating three special interest groups in the American Epilepsy Society this coming year.

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Our patients and NEREG have been busy in the first quarter of 2011
Our patients and NEREG have been busy in the first quarter of 2011

1) Epilepsy Walks
2) Epilepsy Booths
3) Patient conferences on Epilepsy
4) Sponsoring Purple Day
5) Illuminations Campaign
6) Support groups

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New Program: Book Club for Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Patients
New Program: Book Club for Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Patients

As part of our Wellness Program, NEREG will be launching an on-line (or phone-in) epilepsy-theme Book Club this spring!  Our first book is The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. This book tells the true story of a little refugee Laotian girl who has severe epilepsy and of how her family struggles in obtaining treatment for her.  The story is made even more compelling because it describes a strong clash of cultures between two very different ways of seeing/treating epilepsy: the US health care and Laotian viewpoints. 

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Support Groups

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All our support groups are back up and running for the next 10 months!

TEEN SUPPORT GROUPS

1st Monday of every month - 6:00 pm
Conference Room
20 Prospect Ave.
Suite 800
Hackensack, NJ 07601

ADULTS WITH EPILEPSY & THEIR CAREGIVERS

2nd Tuesday of every month – 6:30 pm
Wallkill Medical Arts Building
390 Crystal Run Road – Suite 102
Middletown, NY

3rd Friday of every month – 12:00 pm
Overlook Hospital Neuroscience
Conference Center, 99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07902

3rd Tuesday of every month - 6:00 pm
737 Castleton Ave
Staten Island, NY 10310
(two blocks from Richmond University Medical Center)

1st Thursday of Every Month - 6:30 pm
White Plains Hospital Medical Library
Davis Avenue & East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601

3rd Thursday of Every Month - 6:30 pm
Hackensack University Medical Center
20 Prospect Avenue - Suite 800
Main Conference Room
Hackensack, NJ 07601

1st Tuesday of every month - 6:00 pm
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Conference Room #5
Jersey City, NJ 07302

GRUPOS DE APOYO EN ESPAÑOL

1er martes de cada mes - 6:00 pm
Salon de Conferencia
20 Prospect Ave.
Suite 800
Hackensack, NJ 07601

1er miércoles de cada mes - 6:00 pm
Overlook Hospital Neuroscience
Conference Center, 99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ

2do miércoles de cada mes - 6:00 pm
Manhattan
820 Second Avenue, Suite 6C
(between 44 and 43rd Streets)


VETERANS EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP

3rd Monday of every month - 10:00 am
Wallkill Medical Arts Building
390 Crystal Run Road - Suite 102
Middletown, NY 10941

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
212-661-7460, option 5
lmyers@epilepsygroup.com

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Stay Tuned for upcoming events
Stay Tuned for upcoming events

1) NEREG’s team will be at several Epilepsy Walks in 2011.
a. May 15, 2011 Walk for a Brighter Tomorrow in Seaside Heights, NJ
b. May 22, 2011 Stroll for Epilepsy in Dutchess County Fairgrounds, NY
c. June 5, 2011 Sara’s Walk in New Paltz, NY
d. October 9, 2011 Walk for a Brighter Tomorrow in Edison, NJ

2) NEREG will be organizing two patient education programs this upcoming year in association with the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ at:
a) Hackensack University Medical Center (April 2, 2011)
b) St Peter’s University Hospital (TBA)

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Launched in 1998, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) is a multi-site practice in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut that offers unique services and comprehensive care to children and adults with epilepsy. NEREG provides state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures, 24/7 patient service, highly skilled and experienced practitioners, and exceptional specialty programs designed to cover a broad range of health care needs in each epilepsy patient. NEREG consists of seventeen board-certified epilepsy specialists with fellowship training in adult and childhood epilepsy, as well as many other highly skilled health care providers including pediatric/adult neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, epilepsy nurse practitioners, a specially trained nutritionist and epilepsy advocates.

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