University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Fixing speech problems by visualizing them

(from left) UC's Dr. Suzanne Boyce works with Jake Goodwin to help him visualize how to better say his "r."
Ann Thompson WVXU

During his elementary and teenage years Jake Goodwin was sometimes overlooked in class. It wasn't that he didn't have anything interesting to say. In fact, the Mariemont High School sophomore has a lot to say, but sometimes he isn't understood. He suffers from a speech disorder that makes it hard to say the "r" sound.

"It always bothered me but after so many years of just no success at changing it I more or less accepted it as part of myself."

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Brain stimulation seems to be helping stroke victims

The navigated brain stimulator can pinpoint the exact area where doctors can treat patients.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Clinical trials are underway in Cincinnati and nationwide that could prove brain stimulation is beneficial to stroke victims.

The stimulation is actually turning off a part of the brain

As confusing as it sounds, the 1 hz "stimulation" actually shuts down the side of the brain unaffected by the stroke. This is because the non-lesioned side often takes over and hinders recovery.

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Public Health
1:38 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

University of Cincinnati targeting sources of chronic pain

The University of Cincinnati and the University of Michigan are joining with Eli Lilly to research ways to treat and reduce chronic pain.

The newly created Midwest Pain Consortium aims to find what causes certain kinds of pain, like fibromyalgia, and seek out new drug and non-pharmaceutical treatments.

According to the Institute of Medicine, chronic pain affects 100 million Americans.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Freezing out cancer and maybe asthma

truFreeze spray cryotherapy is designed to stop disease cold.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center are freezing out certain kinds of cancers and precancerous lesions with a tiny camera, a catheter and a special kind of spray. Traditional forms of cryotherapy (using liquid nitrogen to freeze and eliminate harmful tissue) are very localized. truFreeze, new to UC Health, enables doctors to treat larger surfaces.

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