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What to Do if You See Someone Having a Seizure

By The Foundation For Better Health Care — From fbhc.org

— If you see someone having a seizure with convulsions and/or loss of consciousness, here’s how you can help:

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about 8 years

School Allows Epileptic Boy to Have His Service Dog in Class During 3-Week Trial

By Josh Loposer — From pawnation.com

— Twelve-year-old Andrew Stevens and his best friend are looking forward to the start of a new semester. After mediation with the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, Andrew's parents have worked out an arrangement that will allow Andrew and his seizure-alerting service dog, Alaya, to attend…

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about 8 years

All About Seizure Dogs

By Epilepsy Foundation — From epilepsyfoundation.org

— Seizure dogs can help when a family member is having a seizure. A few dogs may even be able to predict when people will have a seizure.
They're companions. They're an alarm system. They're helpers, protectors, and service providers. They may even be able to sense in…

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almost 8 years

Epilepsy May Have Caused Chopin's Hallucinations

By Fox News — From foxnews.com

— The classical composer Frédéric Chopin suffered from a litany of health problems, but one may have been overlooked until now: Temporal-lobe epilepsy may have caused his hallucinations, according to researchers.
Chopin, who was born in Poland in 1810, suffered from bouts of melancholy that are suggestive of…

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almost 8 years

Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy Linked to Autism

By Kathleen Doheny — From webmd.com

— Epilepsy that is difficult to treat may be more common in those with autism than previously believed, new research suggests.
"In general, we knew prior to this study that people with autism have significantly elevated rates of epilepsy," says researcher Orrin Devinsky, MD, professor of neurology, neurosurgery…

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over 7 years

Epilepsy man's 'thank you' for help during fit

By Stephanie Jones-Berry — From co.uk

— A PENSIONER who had an epileptic seizure in Guildford town centre while waiting for a bus now wants to thank the people who came to his aid.
Graham Block, 71, had been visiting the RHS Wisley gardens to see the autumnal colours when a delay meant…

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about 8 years

Epilepsy Found to Be More Common in U.S. Than Thought

By Steven Reinberg, — From usnews.com

— A new study suggests that one of every 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their life.
That's a higher rate than previously believed and, experts say, highlights the need for more funding and attention to the condition.
"This study…

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about 8 years

Partial Seizures

By Robert S. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D. — From stanford.edu

— Partial seizures, which involve an electrical discharge in a limited area of the brain, come in a variety of forms. Let's look at some common types. A partial seizure begins with an electrical discharge in one limited area of the brain. How a…

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almost 8 years

Following the Trail of Cell Death in Patients with Epilepsy

From rutgers.edu

Scientists have known for years that seizures in patients with epilepsy cause progressive cell death in the brain. What they did not know was why this was happening.
That may change with a new line of research led by Professor Wilma Friedman of the Department of Biological Sciences at Rutgers University…

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over 7 years

Having Both Autism and Epilepsy Linked to Raised Death Rates

By Healthday — From businessweek.com

— People with both autism and epilepsy have a much higher death rate than those with autism alone, a new study finds.
Researchers examined brain tissue donated to the Autism Speaks Autism Tissue Program, and found that 39 percent of the donors with autism also had epilepsy, which is…

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over 7 years