Category: Clinician’s Corner

Members of our Professional Advisory Board (PAB) periodically offer in-depth articles on topics relevant and interesting to the epilepsy community

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Clinician’s Corner: Caring for the Caregiver

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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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Clinician’s Corner: Healthy Lifestyles and the Impact of Wellness on Epilepsy

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By Dr. Jason Doescher, MOBĒ This article is the second in a three-part series highlighting the Epilepsy Foundation’s wellness initiative.  Part 1 featured an outline of a general healthy lifestyle, identified choices made within each element, and reinforced how consistent behavioral habits impact a person’s health. This section, Part 2,

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Clinician’s Corner: Healthy Choices and Improving Your Health Outcomes

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By Dr. Jason Doescher, MOBĒ Be good to yourself, invest in your health and wellness Such a simple comment is easy to agree with but can be challenging to accomplish. While the basic ingredients of health are straightforward, our busy lives often influence choices to meet short-term needs at the

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Clinician’s Corner: Transitioning from the Pediatric to the Adult Epilepsy Clinic

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By: Jeannine Conway, PharmaD, BCPS and Katherine Nickels, MD The transition of children into adolescence and adulthood can be exciting for the whole family. However, this can also be a time for anxiety, especially for children with chronic health conditions. Preparing children and their families is important to make this transition

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Clinician’s Corner: New Anti-Seizure Medications

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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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Epilepsy Care in the Virtual World: How to Make the Most of Your Telemedicine Visits

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You can make sure your telemedicine visits are productive and helpful by spending time preparing and making sure you have a plan.

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Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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By: Tammy Sinkfield-Morey, DNP, RN, PHN, CRRN, EFMN Professional Advisory Board Member The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) committed to fully integrate the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion into its mission. This is a commitment to embrace standards of “fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while

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Acute Repetitive Seizures (ARS) or Cluster Seizures

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Cluster seizures are more likely to occur in patients who have more difficulty in controlling seizures, or refractory epilepsy, which is defined as having failed more than 2 seizure medications. Cluster seizures occur more often in patients with focal epilepsy but can occur in generalized epilepsy as well.

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Seizure Safety During Summer

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Seizure Safety During Summer By: Joan Asmus, BSN, LSN, NBSCN – Professional Advisory Board Member It’s summertime! Many of us are expanding our activities to include fresh air and summer-specific activities. For many people, the scariest aspect of epilepsy is not knowing when or where a seizure will occur, and

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Managing Your Epilepsy (Part 3): Being an Active Participant in Your Care

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People with epilepsy partner with their health care team in order to bring about better seizure control. In the first article Dr. Rogin emphasized the importance of taking medication as prescribed. Additional means of self-management are discussed in this article.

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