Service Dogs Help People with More Than Blindness

Date: 
Wed, 2015-08-26 (All day)

Dr. Blanca Vazquez is an attending physician in neurology and director of clinical trials and outpatient services at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York University Medical Center.  She recognizes the power of human-canine relationships, particularly in terms of epilepsy treatment.  For instance, whereas some animals might be spooked by their owner going into an epileptic seizure, dogs can respond effectively.

"Dogs seem to be very sensitive to emotional needs," Vazquez told Healthline.

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