NEBA Health earns patent for integration of NEBA biomarker with clinician’s ADHD evaluation

15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NEBA Health, LLC announces today that Dr. Steven M. Snyder, Research and Development Vice President, has earned US Patent 8,509,884. The patent protects a key aspect of the NEBA system: integrating the biomarker with a clinician’s workup for ADHD. “NEBA is not a standalone diagnostic,” said Dr. Snyder. “After the clinician’s ADHD evaluation, NEBA helps them determine if the symptoms are due to ADHD or if further testing is warranted.” “Integrating the NEBA biomarker with a clinician’s initial diagnostic impression can bring a clinician’s diagnosis more in line with that of multidisciplinary team,” said Dr. Snyder. Research supports that compared to a clinician alone, a multidisciplinary team is better able to determine if ADHD-like symptoms are accounted for by another condition. In order to diagnose ADHD, a clinician not only observes criteria regarding behavioral symptoms and impairment, but also must determine whether symptoms would be better accounted for by another condition. Because ADHD shares symptoms with other disorders, the diagnosis may be difficult. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9.5% of all children and adolescents have an ADHD diagnosis. The ADHD diagnosis rate is increasing. CDC states that rates of ADHD diagnosis increased an average of 3% per year from 1997 to 2006 and an average of 5.5% per year from 2003 to 2007. “In their ADHD evaluation, clinicians may be challenged in the current medical environment to determine the primary diagnosis when overlapping symptoms are present,” said Howard Merry, President of NEBA Health. “We are delighted that the USPTO has awarded Dr. Snyder the patent. It covers NEBA’s core technology, and it’s another validation point for the 7 years we spent developing and validating NEBA.” About NEBA Health NEBA Health has developed the first FDA approved medical device based on brain waves to help assess ADHD. The device, NEBA, is cleared in the USA (K112711), CE marked, and Health Canada licensed. To our knowledge, the NEBA FDA validation study is the largest ADHD diagnostic study of this nature ever conducted (275 subjects at 13 clinical sites). We have ongoing work in ADHD, depression, and dementia. Our technologies are NIEAAs (Neuropsychiatric Interpretive EEG-based Assessment Aids). NEBA Health is privately held. @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes.

Feds Award $67 Million In Grants To Help Consumers Navigate The Health Law

Navigators will be among the many resources available to help consumers understand their coverage options in the Marketplace, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement Thursday. Navigators will provide assistance on the phone and in person to help people understand the health laws new benefits, including evaluating health plans for sale on the marketplaces, also known as exchanges. They have to balance explaining whats offered without expressly telling people which policy to choose. Consumers will be directed to them from the healthcare.gov website (home of the federal marketplaces) as well as through national call centers. The organizations receiving grants will use staff as well as volunteers. The grant total awarded Thursday was $13 million more than had been anticipated. In April, the Department of Health and Human Services said $54 million would be available. Federal officials said they took the $67 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund established by the health law, which started out with $15 billion but was cut by $6.5 billion last year as part of a deficit reduction package. The largest navigator grants went largely to groups in states with the highest uninsured rates. Among the biggest grants were: Planned Parenthood chapters in Montana, Iowa and New Hampshire received grants totaling about $654,000. Among hospitals getting awards are Ascension Health,the nations largest Catholic hospital system, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Randolph Hospital in North Carolina and Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio.

Gingrich: Republicans have ‘zero’ health care ideas

Health reform has been debated for many years with no action taken. Calls for reform date back to the FDR administration, and every time it has been discussed, the Republican position has been to maintain the status quo – do nothing. And now that the ACA is about to enter the next phase of implementation, Republicans are once again attempting to undermine progress in providing affordable health care coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. Congressional Republicans want us to believe that the GOP solutions are better. This is actually quite true …. if you never get sick or injured, if you are extremely wealthy, or if you have a major financial stake in the private health insurance industry. August 15, 2013 02:11 am at 2:11 am | Oliver A. Dyer Well there you have it. Even Mr.

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