National Epilepsy News

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April 23rd
MedscapeEpilepsy: What Is It?MedscapeWhat is epilepsy? Is it a disease or a disorder? Is it inherited? Can it be cured? If epilepsy is due to seizures, what is a seizure? These are some of the common questions asked by people newly diagnosed with epilepsy…
April 23rd
Epilepsy and Your Sex Life: Enhancing IntimacyHealth Hub from Cleveland Clinic“Sexual dysfunction is worse in those whose seizures aren't controlled,” Dr. Stojic says. “This is another reason, among many, to get seizures under control.&r…
April 23rd
Counsel & HealBrain stimulator reduces seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsyMedical News TodayNow, doctors from the Rush Epilepsy Center in Illinois are the first to couple it with a novel electrode placement planning system, which is enab…
April 22nd
Epilepsy treatment uses laser to stop seizuresabc7.comLOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Experts estimate that every year, 150, 000 Americans develop epilepsy. Many use medications to help manage seizures, but unfortunately, drugs aren't effective in every case. But n…
April 22nd
Examiner.comDrug vs. Drug for Epileptic Seizures in KidsWebMD"Unexpectedly, Ativan is not superior to Valium for treating pediatric seizures. It's been dogma in medicine that Ativan is better than Valium, but this study shows that they are just about equa…
April 22nd
MedscapeNew Epilepsy Definition AdoptedMedscapeThe International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has expanded the definition of epilepsy to incorporate a single unprovoked seizure with a probability of future seizures. The new definition also stipulates th…
April 18th
NPR (blog)One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic SeizuresNPR (blog)In the early 1990s, a young brain researcher named Ivan Soltesz heard a story that would shape his career. His adviser told him about a school for children whose epileptic seizures we…
April 17th
Walker signs marijuana oil bill into law to help kids with seizuresWISC MadisonIt's designed just for children who suffer from seizures. Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that allows children to take CBD oil, which is a byproduct of marijuana. He stresses t…
April 15th
The Mountain JackpotThe Straight Dope about Kids, Seizures, and Medical MarijuanaThe Mountain JackpotAt least 100 families in the last year have moved to Colorado as “medical refugees” seeking help for their sick children. Many of these kids s…
April 1st
Head Of Epilepsy Foundation Wants Marijuana Oil AvailableCBS LocalDENVER (CBS4) – The chairman of the board of the Epilepsy Foundation is fighting for access to marijuana oil on a national level. Desperate families are moving to Colorado in search o…

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