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WE ARE FAMILY!

September 20, 2014
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I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it!

Our family has just reached 1,000 members today.

Which is a testament to YOU!

Your compassion, sharing and caring.

The selflessness with which you help others. Your patience and persistence.

All the things I treasure about you as a family.


Epilepsy — At What Cost?

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


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 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…


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).


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…


Exciting news! New pill developed to suppress epilepsy seizures

May 28, 2014
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Within a decade, people with drug-resistant epilepsy may be able to take a pill to suppress seizures as required, in a similar way to how we take painkillers to relieve a headache.


An Earbud to Predict Seizures?

May 4, 2014
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Imagine a tiny, unobtrusive brain monitor — like an earbud or a hearing aid — that could read brainwaves through the ear.

Amazing as it sounds, this tiny device could help predict seizures and track daily seizures in people with uncontrolled epilepsy, according to a small pilot study.


Traumatic Brain Injury and Epilepsy

April 13, 2014
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In a fraction of a second, head trauma can dramatically change a person’s life.

Head trauma caused by falls, physical abuse, violence, vehicle crashes and sporting accidents, not to mention modern warfare.

However, it’s important to realize that not all head injuries, even severe ones, result in seizures. And seizures frequently occur in people who haven’t experienced head trauma.


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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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