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Epilepsy Glossary — 100+ Terms Defined

July 18, 2014
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Even if you do have epilepsy, it doesn’t necessarily mean you know all the lingo. (I didn’t!) So here are some definitions of medical terms related to epilepsy…


Epilepsy Without Vaccinations — The Risks

July 13, 2014
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I started this article assured that vaccinations of infants with epilepsy was a definite no-no.

And boy, was I surprised.

Basically, medical research has proved me wrong. Real wrong.


12 Epilepsy Travel Tips

July 8, 2014
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Traveling has never been easy, and people with epilepsy have always had to think twice about safety and managing medications while traveling. Since September 11, 2001, taking a trip has become even more difficult for people with epilepsy and their family members…


The benefits of relaxation…

July 5, 2014
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Many studies have found that greater than 50% of people experienced declines in seizure frequency just by using relaxation techniques!

Here are a few suggestions…


7 Myths About Medication — and the Facts Behind Them

June 29, 2014
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Misconceptions about medicine are as common as pills on a pharmacy shelf.

We could all use a healthy dose of the truth.

Cleveland Clinic drug information pharmacist Katie Stabi, PharmD, BCPS, debunks seven of the most common myths about medications below:


Did you know Snow White’s “Dopey” had epilepsy?

June 21, 2014
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No he wasn’t dumb…slow…or retarded. “Dopey” had a condition known as Angelman syndrome (AS).


Acupuncture for Epilepsy — Pros and Cons

June 15, 2014
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Acupuncture, which as been part of China’s medical heritage for over 3,000 years, was introduced into the United States and Canada in the 1970′s.

Since that time, it’s become one of the most frequently requested of the complementary therapies (to be used in conjunction with conventional medicine or other treatments.)


Keppra — What People are Saying — Part 2

June 10, 2014
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The controversy rages on.

After 268 replies on Keppra — What People are Saying — we just plain ran out of room. http://epilepsytalk.com/2010/10/15/keppra-what-people-are-saying-2/

But the beat goes on. The conversations continue.

See please, tell us about your experiences and how YOU feel…


Working, Seizures, and Secrets

June 8, 2014
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When I was in my 30′s, I worked real hard and made pots of money. No sleep. Many seizures. But big bucks.

At the advertising agency where I worked, when I saw the couch in my office, I thought: “Well, I guess I’m important.”

Little did I know that I’d end up sleeping on it. And having many seizures.


Osteo and Keppra

June 7, 2014
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This page is a continuation of the first.

I found myself trying to reply to Doug.

An hour later, satisfied with the research and reply, my answer wouldn’t “post”.

After a little screaming and stomping, I realized that not only had I lost hours of work, but we had run out of space, too.

Time for page 2…


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I've also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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