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The Art of Epilepsy

September 13, 2014
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The creative process of art therapy can help resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress and build the self-image of children and adolescents with epilepsy.

It can help develop artistic expression…build autonomy…empower…build a stability and a sense of self-worth as well as connecting with others in a new and wondrous way.


Epilepsy — At What Cost?

September 7, 2014
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Here’s a look at how epilepsy can affect your pocketbook…


Expanded Guide to Epilepsy Books for People of All Ages

August 31, 2014
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When I decided to begin an epilepsy library for reference, I was absolutely overwhelmed by the millions of books out there.

So, I went to Amazon, rolled the dice and ended up spending needless money on a lot of duds.

Don’t get me wrong, some were of value, but most were a waste of time.

So, to save you from my disappointing experience, I’ve combed the web, epilepsy foundations, blogs and wherever else I could think of, to find books that would actually inform, explain and even sometimes, entertain.

I hope you’ll find something of use on this list, which is truly a labor of love…


Music, Sound and Seizures

August 17, 2014
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Everyone knows that listening to music can be calming — a steady rain storm can induce sleep — and white noise can help keep focus at bay.

But sound therapy has a long history and is being used as a successful form of therapy in many conditions…


2014-2015 Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery

August 9, 2014
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For the 2014-15 rankings, U.S. News surveyed 183 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data in 10 specialties and asked 150 pediatric specialists in each specialty where they would send the sickest children.

Here are the top-ranked centers for children with serious neurological problems, ranked in order…


2014-2015 Comprehensive List of GOOD Neurologists…Epileptologists…Neurosurgeons…and Pediatric Doctors

August 6, 2014
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Below is a compilation by website forum members who have had positive personal experiences with docs over the years.

This list is based on recommendations and, of course, is purely subjective. But it might be helpful for anyone looking for a good Neurologist…Epileptologist…Neurosurgeon…or Pediatric Doctor.


2014-2015 Top Rated Regional Hospitals Across the U.S.

August 3, 2014
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For those who can’t travel to big cities, The U.S. News & World Report has compiled a directory of the top medical centers and high performing hospitals across the country.

There are some 732 hospitals in 200 regions, such as Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, so that you can find quality care closer to home.


2014-2015 Top Ranked Neurology and Neurosurgery Hospitals

July 27, 2014
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Attached is a link to the current list of top ranked neurology and neurosurgery hospitals…


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.


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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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