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Curing epilepsy through surgery | KSL.com

From ksl.com

Fear of seizing can be disabling, and epilepsy can lead to unemployment, depression, anxiety, and paranoia, Barkan said. While 70 to 75 percent of epilepsy patients' seizures are controlled by medications, the remaining 25 to 30 percent is a large group. Surgery was once viewed as a last resort for…

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over 3 years

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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about 3 years

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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over 2 years

Music may help people with epilepsy

From foxnews.com

When listening to music, brainwave patterns of people with epilepsy are different from those who do not have the disorder, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association's convention on Sunday. This finding could lead to new therapies to prevent seizures.

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over 2 years

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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about 3 years

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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about 3 years

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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almost 3 years

US regulator approves first drug made with 3-D printer

From yahoo.com

The Ohio-based company Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said its system can produce doses of up to 1,000 mg per tablet. It said the product is a "porous formulation" that dissolves with just a sip of liquid, making it convenient for people who have trouble swallowing pills or for getting children to take…

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over 2 years

Laser surgery prevents young man's epileptic seizures | Fox News

From foxnews.com

Collin May, 18, loves riding bikes, going fishing and playing video games. He has dreams of joining the United States Marine Corps, but a serious medical condition- epilepsy- has kept him from all that. "At night I would have the seizures and wouldn't get a lot of sleep at all,"…

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about 2 years