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Epilepsy News Articles (10 results)

Deep brain stimulation reduces epileptic seizures, study finds

By Thomas H. Maugh II — From latimes.com

— Electrodes implanted deep in the brain where they provide a minute electrical charge can sharply reduce the incidence of seizures in epileptics who cannot bring their seizures under control with drugs, Stanford researchers reported Wednesday. The approach, called deep brain stimulation, is already being…

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about 8 years

Epilepsy’s Big, Fat Miracle

By FRED VOGELSTEIN — From nytimes.com

— Once every three or four months my son, Sam, grabs a cookie or a piece of candy and, wide-eyed, holds it inches from his mouth, ready to devour it. He knows he’s not allowed to eat these things, but like any 9-year-old, he hopes that somehow…

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about 8 years

Living with Epilepsy: Elderly

By Epilepsy Foundation — From epilepsyfoundation.org

— Although there are always exceptions, senior citizens with epilepsy who are otherwise in good health and whose mental abilities are unaffected can usually continue to live independently.
Families may find this idea difficult to accept. With the best of intentions, they often become overprotective, making an older…

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almost 8 years

Epilepsy in Your Everyday Life

By epilepsyadvocate.com — From epilepsyadvocate.com

— Let’s review some tips for taking epilepsy medication properly and practical advice for a safe home and appropriate physical activities.
How can I remember to take my epilepsy medications?
Taking your medications properly is very important in treating your epilepsy. It is important not to skip doses and to…

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almost 8 years

Trades Piece of Her Brain for End to Seizures

By ROXANNA SHERWOOD, ABC News — From go.com

— Holes drilled in her head, wires inserted into her brain, the single mother got the good news: the abnormalities in certain areas of her brain had been pinpointed and, if surgically removed, might end her increasingly frequent seizures.
But there were enormous risks -…

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almost 8 years

New epilepsy treatment shows promise

By Carolyn Johnson — From go.com

— A technology developed in the Bay Area could soon change the lives of patients suffering from epilepsy. The device can sense debilitating seizures before they strike and often interrupt them.

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about 8 years

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

By epilepsy.com — From epilepsy.com

— Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is designed to prevent seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. These pulses are supplied by a device something like a pacemaker.
The VNS device is sometimes referred to as a "pacemaker for the brain."…

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about 8 years

Treatment for Epilepsy

By webmd.com — From webmd.com

— The majority of epileptic seizures are controlled through drug therapy, particularly anticonvulsant drugs. The type of treatment prescribed will depend on several factors including the frequency and severity of the seizures as well as the person's age, overall health, and medical history. An accurate diagnosis of the…

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almost 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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almost 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