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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Is Bulimia conquered?

This item is about a recent breakthrough in working with Bulimia. Bulimia and other eating disorders are effecting many students at the University. We run into it often in our work with students. Gettting these young people restored is always a very difficult process. We have seen good success with love, and serious counsel but I think we are not even getting a shot at the really severe disorders. If this work with the vagus nerve proves to be valuable I will be very blessed. It is simply a device that gives a slight stimulus to the vagus nerve at periodic interveals. The complete story is here.

HOUSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. today announced promising initial pilot study results from a study of VNS Therapy in patients with bulimia nervosa at the University of Minnesota’s Neuroscience Research Center. The pilot study is designed to evaluate whether or not VNS Therapy reduces the episodes of binging and vomiting that are the hallmark of bulimia by reversing the physiological changes that occur in the function of the vagus nerve. The National Institutes of Health provided a $300,000 grant to the University of Minnesota to fund the study. To date, six patients have been treated with VNS Therapy. All reported significant reductions in episodes of binging/vomiting.


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