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Parents fighting epilepsy to the letter

By CAROL SLEZAK — From suntimes.com

— People don't write as many letters as they once did, but that doesn't mean they won't put pen to paper for a good cause. And as far as the Danny Did Foundation is concerned, there's no better cause than getting more government funding to combat epilepsy.

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over 8 years

Teen Reduces Seizure Frequency With EEG Biofeedback Training

By Zoe Langley — From suite101.com

— Neurofeedback is a type of behavior training called operant conditioning. This sophisticated form of brainwave monitoring and feedback trains the brain and nervous system to operate more normally. It's been used to treat epilepsy and other disorders for over thirty years. When Drugs Don't Control Seizures

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over 8 years

Infertility more common in women with epilepsy

By Amy Norton — From reuters.com

— (Reuters Health) - Women with epilepsy may have a higher-than-average risk of fertility problems, particularly those on multiple anti-seizure drugs, a study published Monday suggests.
Researchers in India found that among 375 women with epilepsy who were trying to become pregnant, 62 percent successfully conceived, usually within…

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about 8 years

Behavioral aspects of frontal lobe epilepsy

By Christoph Helmstaedter, Ph.D. — From epilepsy.com

— To date, neurobiologists interested in behavior and epilepsy have focused primarily on temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE), in particular, mostly because TLE accounts for the majority of patients with focal epilepsies seen at epilepsy referral centers. For example, in the…

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about 8 years

Living With Epilepsy

By Arthur Schoenstadt, MD — From emedtv.com

— If you have epilepsy, you know that living with the condition can be challenging. For many people with epilepsy, the risk of seizures restricts their independence, in particular the ability to drive. Studies show that significant school and workplace barriers still exist for people…

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about 8 years

Study determines epilepsy prevalence

By Deborah Condon — From irishhealth.com

— Every GP in the country has an average of 13 patients with epilepsy on their books, while every consultant neurologist nationwide sees an average of 17 patients with epilepsy every single week, a major new study has shown.
The Prevalence of Epilepsy in Ireland study was commissioned…

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over 8 years

College Years and Epilepsy

By Joanne Loughlin RN NP — From epilepsy.com

— Do you wonder what College life will be like with Epilepsy? Who should know about it and for those that do need to know how to tell them? There are a lot of ups and downs as one goes through the college years. It…

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about 8 years

Epilepsy and Older Adults

By Diana Rodriguez — From everydayhealth.com

— It's common for older adults in their seventies and eighties, and even in their sixties, to feel confused, forgetful, or like they lost a couple of minutes and can't remember what happened. But that's not a normal part of aging. Often, it can be a sign…

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about 8 years

Children With Epilepsy Rate Quality of Life Higher Than Parents Expect

By Terri Mauro — From about.com

— I remember when my son had his first seizure, how terrified I was and how sure he was going to die. Once it was over, I was afraid of how this would change his life, and how limited he would be. Our neurologist recommended the book…

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about 8 years

National Epilepsy Awareness Month --- November 2010

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — From cdc.gov

— November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy, which affects approximately 2 million persons in the United States, is characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures (1). Delayed recognition of these seizures and subsequent inadequate treatment increases the risk for additional seizures, disability, decreased health-related…

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about 8 years