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What Teachers Need to Know About Children With Epilepsy

From clevelandclinic.org

If your child has epilepsy, connecting and communicating with teachers, school nurses and other caregivers is the best way to ensure she gets the best care - at home or at school. Your doctor can prepare critical information about the needs of your child in the event of a serious…

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Parents Demand Medical Marijuana for Epileptic Kids

From nbcnews.com

PITTSBURGH - In room 716 of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 12-year-old Hannah Pallas is motionless, but for an occasional turn of her head and blink of her eyes, following a series of life-threatening seizures. On the same day, 5-year-old Sydney Michaels is down the hall in room 749, waiting…

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US regulator approves first drug made with 3-D printer

From yahoo.com

The Ohio-based company Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said its system can produce doses of up to 1,000 mg per tablet. It said the product is a "porous formulation" that dissolves with just a sip of liquid, making it convenient for people who have trouble swallowing pills or for getting children to take…

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Facing Epilepsy Stigmas

From huffingtonpost.com

Facing epilepsy stigmas head on is the greatest way to rise above the misinformation hovering around like a dark stormy cloud. Terrible myths have been told about what epilepsy is and about people who live with the condition. Myths such as these can take such a toll on those living…

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You Don't Look Like You Have Epilepsy

From huffingtonpost.com

Not every condition is always visible. I live with epilepsy. I have lived with this condition for going on seven years this December. I was diagnosed with this condition in 2008, four short months after marrying my husband — days before both of our birthdays and two weeks before Christmas.

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Epilepsy surgery can help with seizures

From miamiherald.com

When Alejandro Hernandez was 6, he had his first grand mal seizure. He lost consciousness, control of his body and every single memory he had. By the time he was 23, he had had two more grand mal seizures - one in his teens and another in his early 20s…

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Music may help people with epilepsy

From foxnews.com

When listening to music, brainwave patterns of people with epilepsy are different from those who do not have the disorder, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association's convention on Sunday. This finding could lead to new therapies to prevent seizures.

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Picking Your Epilepsy Treatment Team

From everydayhealth.com

Proper treatment and management of epilepsy requires a number of different health care specialists. From the medical professionals involved in your initial epilepsy testing and diagnosis to those who file special paperwork with your insurance company and those who help you get the right anti-seizure medications, each person is a…

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Pregnant women with epilepsy 'at greater risk of death, delivery complications'

From medicalnewstoday.com

Pregnant women may have greater risk of adverse complications and death during delivery if they have epilepsy, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology. Researchers found pregnant women with epilepsy are at greater risk of maternal death and delivery complications than those without the disorder.

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What Makes You So Special? It's Time You Found Out.

From psychologytoday.com

How many of us tell ourselves things like this every day? We are more likely to "beat ourselves up" than to verbally abuse someone else, including those we dislike. Studies confirm the ill effects of self-directed hate speech, such as depression, anxiety, and stress.

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