The Epilepsy Foundation Blog

Clinician’s Corner: Considering the Genetic Epilepsies – the Practitioner’s Challenges, Opportunities, and Rewards

- Clinician's Corner

What have we learned about COVID and epilepsy and its effects on seizures among adults and children? An update with two years of information.

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Responsive Neurostimulation Helps Carlos Martinez Help Others with Epilepsy

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More You Know Series – Sponsored by Mayo Clinic By Michael Clayton Like many young people, Carlos Martinez has big plans. And he is on his way to making those plans a reality despite an epilepsy diagnosis with an assist from Mayo Clinic.Treatment isn’t one-size-fits-all. Different challenges can affect different patients. At each Mayo

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Transition from Summer to School with Ease

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More You Know Series – Sponsored by Mayo Clinic As summertime comes to an end, the buzz of getting back to school is fast approaching. It is important for families to have a transition plan in place. This plan should address additional considerations and challenges for students with epilepsy and their families. The following tips can help

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Tips for a Safe and Independent Summer

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More You Know Series – Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Summer can pose special challenges for people with epilepsy. If you have epilepsy, you’re 13 to 19 times more likely to drown while swimming or bathing than the rest of the population because of the possibility of having a seizure while

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Camp Oz Day 5 – Shooting Straight to the Top

- Updates from Camp

We woke up this morning at Camp Oz still riding high on the joyful feelings from the impromptu dance party in the A-Field last night after Predator vs Prey. There was music. There was a 25 person long Can-Can line. There were multiple cha-cha lines. There was singing. There were

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Camp Oz Day 4 – Whoop, Whoop…It’s Wednesday!

- Updates from Camp

Campers were in their groove today as they got an extra hour of sleep to prepare for a full day of wild activities!   The dining hall was wafting wonderful smells this morning as campers entered the dining hall ready to wolf down some waffles with maple syrup and lil’ smokies! 

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Camp Oz Day 3 – A Terrific Taco Tuesday

- Updates from Camp

The second full day of camp is in the books and who could have thought that temperatures in the high 80’s would feel so pleasant and comfortable! Breakfast was moved back an hour later to allow for more sleep and recharging for the day ahead and our campers took full

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Camp Oz Day 2 – The Heat is On!

- Updates from Camp

The first full day of Camp was hot, hot, hot but that didn’t stop our campers from diving head first into some great activities. Each cabin group was scheduled for two main activities in the morning and then two again in the afternoon with plenty of cabin bonding time spread

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Camp Oz Day 1 – Welcome Back!

- Updates from Camp

Today marked the first day of in person Camp Oz in over 2 years and it is off to a great start! It was a hot one today, but over 60 campers and their families checked in today to have a week full of adventure and fun! Campers met their cabinmates

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Clinician’s Corner: What the Devil is a Seizure Action Plan and an Acute Seizure Action Plan?

- Clinician's Corner

What have we learned about COVID and epilepsy and its effects on seizures among adults and children? An update with two years of information.

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