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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.


Blood Tests May Help Diagnose Epilepsy

February 23, 2014
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A new study shows that a simple blood test can determine whether or not someone has had an epileptic seizure.


28 New Medicines In Development

January 26, 2014
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A newly-released report from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has revealed that 28 new medications are in development to treat epilepsy and seizures.


The SmartWatch — A New Type of Seizure Monitor!

November 10, 2013
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Imagine a wristwatch-style device that could help allay your major fear. That a dreaded seizure could happen without anybody knowing, no hope of help.

Welcome the The SmartWatch — a motion detecting and alerting wristwatch that can detect seizures and alert caregivers within seven to 10 seconds!


NEW Anti-Epilepsy Drugs

October 20, 2013
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As an orphan drug, you can see why epilepsy isn’t way up front in the funding department.

But, miraculously, there are 7 new drugs that have come down the line.

Here’s a brief summary of each…


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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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