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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Getting the Most Out of Your Epilepsy Care

- Clinician's Corner

By Douglas Heck, PhD Licensed Psychologist, and Tess Sierzant, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CNRN Seeking and maintaining effective epilepsy care is a different experience for everyone. For some, it’s a very straightforward process of working with a physician and staying on medication that brings about good seizure control. For others, it’s

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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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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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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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Clinician’s Corner: Impact of COVID on People With Epilepsy, an Update

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

- Clinician's Corner

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

- Clinician's Corner

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

- Clinician's Corner

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

- 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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