Author: Mary Claire Hass

Traveling with Epilepsy

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Holidays are a time of celebration with friends and family. For many, this can mean travel near or far. Traveling is not always as simple as packing a suitcase and heading out the door. People with epilepsy have special considerations when it comes to trekking across states, countries, or the

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About Lisa P. – Regional Outreach Manager Spotlight Series

- Epilepsy Awareness Month Spotlight Series

Welcome to EFMN’s Spotlight Series!  It’s National Epilepsy Awareness Month and the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) is taking this time to shine the spotlight on our Regional Outreach Managers who live out our mission every day, connecting individuals and families to real resources in our communities, ensuring no one

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About Angela – Regional Outreach Manager Spotlight Series

- Epilepsy Awareness Month Spotlight Series

Welcome to EFMN’s Spotlight Series!  It’s National Epilepsy Awareness Month and the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) is taking this time to shine the spotlight on our Regional Outreach Managers who live out our mission every day, connecting individuals and families to real resources in our communities, ensuring no one

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About Martin – Regional Outreach Manager Spotlight Series

- Epilepsy Awareness Month Spotlight Series

Welcome to EFMN’s Spotlight Series!  It’s National Epilepsy Awareness Month and the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) is taking this time to shine the spotlight on our Regional Outreach Managers who live out our mission every day, connecting individuals and families to real resources in our communities, ensuring no one

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About Erik – Regional Outreach Manager Spotlight Series

- Epilepsy Awareness Month Spotlight Series

Welcome to EFMN’s Spotlight Series!  It’s National Epilepsy Awareness Month and the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) is taking this time to shine the spotlight on our Regional Outreach Managers who live out our mission every day, connecting individuals and families to real resources in our communities, ensuring no one

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Neurostimulation for Children with Epilepsy

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Epilepsy is a very common condition that affects approximately 500,000 children in the United States. Most can achieve control of their seizures with medicines. However, once a child has tried more than one anti-seizure medication without success, the chance of controlling the seizures with medicine alone is low. When that happens, neurologists often consider alternative treatment plans, including: Surgical options.Dietary treatments.Neurostimulation. Neurostimulation is the application of electricity to the brain to help reduce seizures.

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Treatments for Epilepsy from a Mayo Clinic doctor

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Did you know epilepsy is common? Approximately 1% of the U.S. population will experience an epileptic seizure during life. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Here are some key facts and treatments for epilepsy from a Mayo Clinic doctor. Diagnosis: Epilepsy is diagnosed when a person is found to have a predisposition for recurrent unprovoked seizures.Treatment: Many individuals respond well to anti-seizure medications. But a third of people with

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About Lisa N. – Regional Outreach Manager Spotlight Series

- Epilepsy Awareness Month Spotlight Series

Welcome to EFMN’s Spotlight Series!  It’s National Epilepsy Awareness Month and the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) is taking this time to shine the spotlight on our Regional Outreach Managers who live out our mission every day, connecting individuals and families to real resources in our communities, ensuring no one

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Clinician’s Corner: A Puzzle to be Solved: What is a Non-Epileptic Seizure?

- Clinician's Corner

By Dr. Patricia Penovich  A non-epileptic seizure is an event that looks to all those who observe it like the person is having an s epileptic seizure. Yet it is not an epileptic seizure. An epileptic seizure is the result of disordered brain cells firing excessively and not being shut

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October is SUDEP Action Month—Learn How to Reduce Your Risk

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The month of October is Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Action Month, bringing awareness and attention to this complication of Epilepsy. One in 150 persons with uncontrolled seizures die each year for from SUDEP. While the exact cause for SUDEP is unknown, there are measures you can take to

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