National Epilepsy News

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August 4th
Richmond County Daily JournalBattling seizures, returning to classRichmond County Daily JournalContributed photo Richmond Community College student Kellee Chavis returns to school this fall semester after having a pacemaker-type device implanted in her br…
August 1st
ABC30.comNew Epilepsy TreatmentABC30.comThe best candidates for it are adult patients who suffer seizures in up to two "fixed" locations in the brain, rather than in "random" places. Those "fixed" location patients who are medication- resistant make up ab…
July 30th
KAREChildren's completes first of its kind surgery in MN to reduce seizuresKARESt. Paul Children's Hospital performed a first of its kind surgery in Minnesota to bring seizure relief to patients who suffer from severe epilepsy. A new device implanted in t…
July 29th
Baltimore Sun (blog)LifeBridge Health doctor explains epileptic seizuresBaltimore Sun (blog)Epilepsy is a common disorder that causes seizures, but most people who suffer from it can be treated with medications. Trial and error is often needed to find the…
July 28th
MD MagazineEpilepsy: New Data on Focal SeizuresMD MagazinePatients with idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE) can also have focal seizure symptoms. A team of Australian researchers has added some findings that indicate which patients are more likely to …
July 21st
Indianapolis StarYou'll never guess what triggered these seizures: a fridgeIndianapolis StarOn the second day of her hospital stay at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Brandy Gibson still hadn't had a seizure while under the watchful eye of he…
July 20th
Refinery29Should We Prescribe Weed To Kids?Refinery29Mia, a nine-year-old epileptic girl in Calgary, can have up to 100 seizures a day. But, for over 18 months, she hadn't had a single one, thanks to a new medication: marijuana oil administered orally thr…
July 15th
Bristol PostEpilepsy app launched after trainee UWE nurse died from seizureBristol PostA life-saving app is being launched for people with epilepsy after a Bristol nurse died suddenly from a seizure. Katie Hallett, a 20-year-old trainee nurse at UWE, died…
July 10th
Business InsiderIt took 18 hours for Twitter to take down its own autoplay videos that ...Business InsiderThe two Vines had six seconds of flashing video, which was enough to trigger epilepsy. Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder, is where nerve cell …
July 6th
WiredOne Man's Desperate Quest to Cure His Son's Epilepsy—With WeedWiredThis is Sam. He's my son. His epilepsy caused him to have up to 100 seizures a day. After seven years we were out of options. Our last hope: an untested, unproven treatment. The…

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