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Epilepsy patients need a revolution (Opinion) - CNN.com

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These days, it's almost commonplace to learn of successful efforts by parents of children with epilepsy to gain access to medical marijuana for their kids. I have been part of that effort, and I am struck by how dramatically this campaign has highlighted what it's like to live with unremitting…

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11 Steps for Easier Travel With Epilepsy

From everydayhealth.com

Having epilepsy doesn't mean you're limited to being an armchair traveler. "As long as you plan and are careful, travel by any means is very doable," says Joseph Sirven, MD, chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation's professional advisory board and a professor and chairman of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in…

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Marijuana Extract for Children With Epilepsy Is Questioned

From wsj.com

Studies are under way to test the effectiveness of a marijuana extract that has been hailed as a wonder drug by some parents whose children suffer severe forms of epilepsy. But as initial findings from several researchers trickle in, the results are proving mixed.

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7 Ways to Make Your Home Safe for Epilepsy

From everydayhealth.com

Making dinner, changing light bulbs, and mowing the lawn are common household tasks, but for a person with epilepsy, they all have the potential to be dangerous activities. People with certain types of seizures are more prone to household accidents than others, says Maria A. Guina, MD, a neurologist with…

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3 months
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Epilepsy 101: Living With Seizures - US News

From usnews.com

Epilepsy causes vary from person to person, and sometimes doctors say its origin can be a mystery. Sara Eve Fermin, a 33-year-old poet from Union City, New Jersey, remembers the first time she had a seizure. She was shopping at Gap when she suddenly felt her legs buckle.

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4 months
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Can You Fine-Tune the Ketogenic Diet?

From epilepsy.com

In this month's issue of Keto News, I'm profiling an article written by our group that was published late last year in Journal of Child Neurology. Although entitled, "Dietary and medication adjustments to improve seizure control in patients treated with the ketogenic diet," it could be better titled as perhaps…

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Sudden death in epilepsy: Researchers finger possible cause

From sciencemag.org

Sudden death, a mysterious and devastating outcome of epilepsy, could result from a brain stem shutdown following a seizure, researchers report today in Science Translational Medicine. Although the idea is still preliminary, it's engendering hope that neurologists are one step closer to intervening before death strikes.

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The Cost of Epilepsy Medications

From healthline.com

In the last few decades, the quality of epilepsy and seizure treatments has improved dramatically. New treatment medications are coming to the market each year-but with a hefty price tag. These treatments are typically more expensive than older treatments. If you have seizures or have been diagnosed with epilepsy, you…

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3 months
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A Smart Watch To Manage Epileptic Seizures

From forbes.com

A spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) called Empatica, has created a wearable device that monitors epileptic seizures. According to the value of the global mHealth market for 2015 is forecasted to be at around 14.5 billion U.S. dollars. In fact, 247 million people in the US have…

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3 months
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A Crowd Of Scientists Finds A Better Way To Predict Seizures

From npr.org

An online contest for data scientists has produced a great leap forward in efforts to predict when someone with epilepsy is going to have a seizure. The winning team used data on electrical activity in the brain to develop an algorithm that predicted seizures 82 percent of the time.

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6 months