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Epilepsy Awareness Month: Oanh’s Blog Post

- Epilepsy Awareness Month

I had my first seizure in January of 2020 and was formally diagnosed with epilepsy in April of the same year. In my twenty years of life, I have had 23 surgeries on my brain, heart, stomach, and lungs- all of which are attributed to an underlying condition called hydrocephalus.

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DEI Committee Member Spotlight – Dr. Nitin Agarwal

- Organization Updates

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee helps us better serve communities of color, Native communities, individuals living with complex and rare epilepsies, and communities marginalized through social, economic, and political barriers as well as health care providers working most directly with these populations. Dr. Nitin Agarwal is the Medical

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Epilepsy Awareness Month: Dean’s Blog Post

- Epilepsy Awareness Month

I had my first seizure in January of 2020 and was formally diagnosed with epilepsy in April of the same year. In my twenty years of life, I have had 23 surgeries on my brain, heart, stomach, and lungs- all of which are attributed to an underlying condition called hydrocephalus.

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Epilepsy Awareness Month: Amber’s Blog Post

- Epilepsy Awareness Month

I had my first seizure in January of 2020 and was formally diagnosed with epilepsy in April of the same year. In my twenty years of life, I have had 23 surgeries on my brain, heart, stomach, and lungs- all of which are attributed to an underlying condition called hydrocephalus.

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Epilepsy Awareness Month: Kaylee’s Blog Post

- Epilepsy Awareness Month

I had my first seizure in January of 2020 and was formally diagnosed with epilepsy in April of the same year. In my twenty years of life, I have had 23 surgeries on my brain, heart, stomach, and lungs- all of which are attributed to an underlying condition called hydrocephalus.

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Austin Thomas – Connecting Through Comorbidities

- Thriving with Epilepsy

No two epilepsy journeys are the same. Especially when it occurs with another medical condition, like it does for Austin Thomas. Austin has lived most of his 22 years with autism, but seizures became part of his life at 17 years old when he was diagnosed with epilepsy. “Austin faces

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Clinician’s Corner: Caring for the Caregiver

- Clinician's Corner

By: Dr. Kathleen Rieke, CentraCare The last two articles in this series focused on epilepsy self-management. They encompassed topics such as managing medications, maximizing communication with providers, and taking an active role in seizure management. This final topic focuses on an often overlooked but profoundly important element to the health

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DEI Committee Member Spotlight – Tammy Sinkfield-Morey

- Organization Updates

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee helps us better serve communities of color, Native communities, individuals living with complex and rare epilepsies, and communities marginalized through social, economic, and political barriers as well as health care providers working most directly with these populations. Tammy Sinkfield-Morey, DNP, RN, PHN, CRRN,

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United In Epilepsy Walk Community – Thriving Together

- Epilepsy Walk Thriving with Epilepsy

Beginning on September 1 in Fargo/Moorhead, and finishing on October 2 in the Twin Cities, the epilepsy community unites to walk in solidarity with one another. After years of coming together to Rise Above Seizures, the Walk name changed in 2021 to the United In Epilepsy Regional Walks. With a

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DEI Committee Member Spotlight – Yafiet Bezabih

- Organization Updates

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee helps us better serve communities of color, Native communities, individuals living with complex and rare epilepsies, and communities marginalized through social, economic, and political barriers as well as health care providers working most directly with these populations. Yafiet Bezabih is a member of

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