3 posts published in April 2014


Posted:April 3, 2014

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Living outside of my comfort zone

Posted:April 7, 2014

I grew up in rural Tennessee without access to swimming pools and lessons available to people in urban settings.  Additionally, my mother was terrified of water.  Thus, growing up we were taught to fear the water.  As an adult, I have tried lessons in the past but gave up.  However, I love to be near the water and my favorite vacations always involve a beach.  I recently started swimming lessons and after only two sessions I have achieved more than in a previous 6-week session.  I have...

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Patent Granted at USPTO

Posted:April 23, 2014

Obesity therapy and heart rate variability (US 8,696,616) was granted at the USPTO on April 15, 2014. The abstract is as follows:

"Methods and devices are provided for delivering obesity therapy to a patient.  In general, the methods and devices allow for the onset of a patient eating solid food, e.g., the patient beginning a meal, to trigger delivery of an obesity therapy to a patient. The obesity therapy can be delivered to the patient for a limited period of time such that the patient...

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