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Can Even Well-Controlled Epilepsy Affect Life Outcomes?

From goodtherapy.org

Controlling the symptoms of epilepsy improves life outcomes, but young adults diagnosed with epilepsy during childhood may face educational, legal, and social difficulties, even when their seizures are controlled well, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Epilepsy, which causes seizures, is the fourth most common neurological issue, affecting between…

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The 11 Science-Backed Reasons You Need to Get a Puppy (Right Now)

From greatist.com

You might also like Awful day at the office? Bad blind date? Or annoyed for no reason? (It happens!) Dog owners know that it just takes one sloppy wet kiss from your furry BFF to turn that frown upside down. It's even a scientific fact that pets make us happier.

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about 2 years
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450 cases of birth defects from anti-epilepsy drug in France: officials

From yahoo.com

A common drug used to treat epilepsy has caused congenital defects in around 450 babies in France who were exposed to the medication before birth in the uterus, according to an estimate by health authorities published Tuesday. The estimate for all of France was extrapolated from data obtained in the…

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Katie Hopkins Has Part Of Her Brain Removed In 12 Hour Surgery

From yahoo.com

Katie Hopkins revealed last year that she was terrified of dying as she prepared to undergo grueling brain surgery in a bid to reduce the amount of seizures she suffers due to epilepsy. The mum-of-three went in for the twelve-hour surgery yesterday and has now tweeted that she's still the…

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Neurologists want the public to take epilepsy more seriously

From washingtonpost.com

It was Easter 2003, and something was wrong with Kimberly Taube. She hadn't contacted her sister, who had been cooking a family dinner and was waiting for Taube to check in. Multiple phone calls to her home bounced to voicemail. Concerned, her sister drove to Taube's apartment and let herself…

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about 2 years
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This Is What It's Like To Live With Epilepsy

From com.au

I don't know when I first became aware of the word epilepsy. Family mythology has me aged about four when it was noticed that I was taking "funny turns". But it's a word that defined me for many years; stalked me through all aspects of life, complicated the serious and…

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about 2 years
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5 Things You Can Do About a Bad Night's Sleep

From everydayhealth.com

Many people think of sleep as a luxury or a necessary evil - as downtime that interferes with their ability to get more things done in a day. The reality is that a good night's sleep is vital to our physical and mental well-being.

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about 2 years
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Things To Never Do When Someone Tells You They Have Epilepsy

From huffingtonpost.com

I remember the very first time that someone spoke the words, "Everything will be okay!" speaking about my epilepsy. Fire engulfed my stomach. When a family member spoke this to me, I knew they meant well, however, I wanted to curl into a ball and cry until I had no…

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about 2 years
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Epilepsy: What a Seizure Looks Like, When it Looks Like Something Else

From huffingtonpost.com

My daughter was just two years old when she had her first seizure, due to Epilepsy. I didn't see it happen. I wish I had, because for the longest moment of my life, as I held my daughter in my arms, screaming out to the world for help, I thought…

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New Report Evaluates Medical Marijuana Programs Nation-wide

From huffingtonpost.com

Patient Advocates Hope Report will Help State Legislators "Make the Grade" in 2016 With the recent release of the Americans for Safe Access (ASA) report "Medical Marijuana Access in the US: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws," state lawmakers now have the tools they need to improve…

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about 2 years