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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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Take a Stake in Your Prescriptions

From epilepsy.com

Clearly, the mainstay of modern treatment of epilepsy is antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Many, if not all, of these medications have unique properties. While all of the medicines currently marketed in the U.S. have been evaluated and approved by the U.S.

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To Change a Hurtful Mental Habit, Make "The 4 Decisions"

From psychologytoday.com

Do you suffer from any of these common stressful mental habits? ~Dwelling on possible future disasters or past hurts ~Taking things too personally ~Criticizing yourself ~Working yourself up to a fine anger about a little thing ~Excessive worrying We all harbor thinking patterns like these.

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1 month
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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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2 months
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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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3 months
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Service Dog Keeps Woman With Epilepsy Safe

From nbcphiladelphia.com

Dogs are commonly referred as man's best friend but for one local woman her best friend is keeping her safe. Philadelphia resident Erin Orso has epilepsy and her seizures have worsened as she has aged. Service dogs have been instrumental to her everyday life for the last 13 years.

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

From cnn.com

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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1 month
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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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3 months
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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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3 months