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Epilepsy and Complementary Alternatives

May 23, 2015
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Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) is just what it sounds like. Something to complement the AED regimen you’re already on. And perhaps take an extra step (with your doctor’s go-ahead) to alleviate seizures.

There are lots of alternatives, so I’ll touch on the most popular ones here…


Free Benefits For Folks Over 55!

May 16, 2015
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Over 55?

Here are the types of expenses you can get help with FREE:


The Miracle of the Coconut

May 12, 2015
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Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.”

And there are plenty of reasons to love it: Health, healing, immunity. Liver, kidney and bone health. Energy, weight loss, hair and skin care…and that’s just scratching the surface.


Celebrities with Epilepsy

May 9, 2015
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The names are probably familiar to you. But the fact that all of these people have epilepsy may surprise you. Despite that fact, they have lived their lives, becoming prominent in their fields, an inspiration to us all.


Famous Athletes with Epilepsy

May 2, 2015
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There are many athletes who have overcome or gone on to surpass their epilepsy condition. They have strived, succeeded and provide an inspiration to us all. Along with some athletes’ outstanding commitment to epilepsy — advocating, teaching and supporting epilepsy.


Epilepsy In Movies and Television

April 26, 2015
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The portrayal of epilepsy and seizures in films and television usually has negative connotations.

In general, they do nothing but reinforce the stigma that is rampant around the condition.

On the other hand, TV shows and movies have the potential to educate and begin to address genuine issues in a positive fashion, rather than misusing epilepsy to add tension and drama.

The following TV shows and movies all feature characters with epilepsy. Included are the good, the bad and the plain ugly portrayals of epilepsy on screen.


Epilepsy Stats and Facts

April 18, 2015
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* Epilepsy affects over 3 million Americans of all ages — more than Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson’s Disease combined.

* In America, Epilepsy is as common as Breast Cancer, and takes as many lives.

* It is the third most common neurological disorder after Alzheimer’s and stroke…


The Nightmare of Nocturnal Seizures

April 11, 2015
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According to an article in Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, if more than 90 percent of your seizures occur while sleeping, you are said to have sleep seizures. The article also notes that an estimated 7.5 percent to 45 percent of people who have epilepsy have some form of sleep seizures.


When Love Goes Wrong — Intimacy and Epilepsy

April 4, 2015
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Carol found herself in a cycle of violence from the time she was a child. By adulthood, she had already experienced multiple beatings and hospitalizations.

In the most recent attack, her husband beat her with a board, leaving her with permanent brain damage and a life-long disability.

As a result of her injury, she now has frequent seizures, difficulty with balance, and is terrified to leave her home for fear of having a seizure or falling.


On vacation until 4/6/15

March 21, 2015
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My lap top connector broke, leaving me out of business.

See you on Sunday, April 6th…  :-(


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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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