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Epilepsy Awareness Month: Kyah’s Blog Post

- Epilepsy Awareness Month

Hi, my name is Kyah Altiere.  For the past 5 ½ years I have been a counselor at a substance abuse clinic.  I never realized how much I had in common with people living with opiate addictions.  Stay with me here, I’ve never used any illicit drugs.  Our clinic is

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Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy

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Author: Brian N. Lundstrom, M.D., Ph.D., epileptologist Mayo Clinic This blog post is sponsored by Mayo Clinic. When people have recurrent seizures, they are diagnosed with epilepsy, which is defined as a tendency to have seizures. Epilepsy is first treated with medications. However, about one-third of people continue to have

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Epilepsy Awareness Month: Shar’s Blog Post

- Epilepsy Awareness Month

My journey with Epilepsy started when I was 9 months old. I struggled with epilepsy all my life from being called the Exorcist to being limited on activities I could do. In 2013 I started working on my degree in Human Services. In 2015 I had so many seizures during

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Epilepsy Awareness Month: Brett’s Blog Post

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I am a 40-year-old man with epilepsy. I was diagnosed with epilepsy at 8 years of age. Prior to my diagnosis, I knew something was wrong but did not say anything to my parents. When my father first saw me having a seizure, we quickly saw a doctor. The news

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Epilepsy Awareness Month: Hafsa’s Blog Post

- Epilepsy Awareness Month

My name is Hafsa and I was first diagnosed with epilepsy when I was one year old. I was too young to notice exactly what was going on with me, but as I got older and went to school, I started to feel embarrassed about having seizures in front of

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Clinician’s Corner: New Anti-Seizure Medications

- Clinician's Corner

It is a time of hope for patients with epilepsy who have uncontrolled seizures, not only with these new pharmaceutical agents but additionally with multiple drugs in research development as well as new surgical and modulation therapies.

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Hannah Poshek – An Athlete and Epilepsy Advocate

- Thriving with Epilepsy

Hannah Poshek had quite the childhood, and now as a teenager, she’s accomplishing even more. She first joined the Minnesota Wild Special Hockey program as a kid, and after gaining greater seizure control as an 8-year-old she started even more activities, like swimming, gymnastics, dance, and competing in Special Olympics.

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Advances in Epilepsy Surgery: Minimally Invasive Epilepsy Surgery in Children

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When does it make sense to begin talking with your child’s doctor about epilepsy surgery?

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Bryant Magnuson – Preparing For A Different School Year

- Thriving with Epilepsy

Bryant’s favorite classes are gym, math, and science. But it’s the group work and big projects that get him excited since it means he will be working with others.

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Ryan Lais – The Path to Celebrating & Supporting

- Thriving with Epilepsy

Ryan has faced challenges as both a child and adult with epilepsy. The one he didn’t expect to face, was that of his daughter also being diagnosed.

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