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Is Epilepsy Inherited?

January 12, 2019
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Just because you have a parent, sibling, cousin or aunt who has epilepsy doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have it also.

In fact, if you have a close relative with epilepsy, the chance of you having epilepsy is only about 2-5%, depending on the specific type of epilepsy.


Thought for the day…

January 8, 2019
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“Shoot for the moon…”


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2019 Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery

January 8, 2019
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The U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of hospitals is considered the pre-eminent source for excellence.

For the 2019 evaluations, fifty pediatric centers were ranked for serious neurological problems. 


2019 Top-Rated Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery

January 5, 2019
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Every year, patients and potential patients alike, look forward to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top-ranking hospitals.

Attached is a link to their most current list for Neurology and Neurosurgery.


2019 Patient Recommendations for TOP Neurologists…Epileptologists…Neurosurgeons…and Pediatric Doctors

January 3, 2019
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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.


Epilepsy Quotes to Inspire You…

December 31, 2018
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With the new year upon us, I thought you might enjoy some positivity to carry you through the year.

Wishing you a new year of health and happiness, love and light, every day of 2019.

Here are some quotes that have inspired me:


The Best of Wishes…

December 24, 2018
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“Open the door and come on in,

I’m so happy to see you again…”


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Epilepsy and Romance — Getting Personal

December 19, 2018
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Romance is so many different things to different people.

But to me, intimacy requires acceptance, faith and loyalty.

The question is; how do you get there?

Especially when you have epilepsy?

Well for me, it was a very rocky road.


Depression is quiet…

December 17, 2018
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You would be surprised how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.

People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged. Made fun of. Seen as weak. Or just not taken seriously.

Anyone can fall victim to it. And then there’s the lie. “I’m fine, don’t worry.”


People Talk About Their Out-Of-Body Experiences

December 14, 2018
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Alterations of consciousness are critical factors in the diagnosis of epileptic seizures. Some people report sensations of separating from the physical body, experiences that may, in rare cases, resemble spontaneous out-of-body experiences.

New research has linked these experiences to instabilities in the temporal lobe, and to errors in the body’s sense of itself — even in healthy individuals.

With simple partial seizures, some people report having out-of-body experiences. Time may seem distorted as well.

These out-of-body experiences (OBE) can vary from person to person, but they often involve the sense of floating above one’s actual body and looking down. For neuroscientists, the phenomenon is a puzzle and an opportunity: Understanding how the brain goes awry can also illuminate how it is supposed to work.


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I 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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