Epilepsy Talk

Deep Brain Stimulation — Reducing Seizures By As Much As 50%

July 21, 2016
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been called “a promising therapy for epilepsy,” as reported by the BBC.

According to the article, it’s designed for the considerable number of patients suffering from medically refractory epilepsy who are not candidates for resective brain surgery.


Medical Mistakes Out of Control!

July 16, 2016
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Here’s a sobering statistic for you…

Believe it or not, the total number of medical errors and deaths in the U.S. equals SIX Jumbo Jets crashing every day!

If a Jumbo Jet crashed and killed 280 people everyday…365 days a year…year after year…would you be concerned about flying?

Would you question the Federal Aviation Administration?

Would you demand answers?


Syncope or Seizure?

July 9, 2016
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Studies have now confirmed what some doctors have long suspected — many young people who are given the diagnosis of epilepsy (or seizure disorder) apparently don’t have epilepsy at all.

Instead, they have a condition known as syncope…

Syncope (sing’-koe-pee), the medical term for fainting, is the sudden loss of consciousness and physical collapse due to lack of blood and oxygen to the brain.


Damaged Goods

July 3, 2016
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There’s something liberating in being expected to fail. No expectations, no explanations. After all, “you’ll never amount to anything,” you’re damaged goods.


Heat Is Not Our Friend

June 26, 2016
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Heat is not our friend.

And it can trigger some pretty awful consequences.

Like the time I was gardening at high noon. (What was I thinking about?) I fell backwards, hitting my head on the walkway. And I couldn’t ask for help because I was out cold. Baking in the sun.

And I’m sure you have your own stories. About passing out, puking or just feeling like you’re as dizzy as if you were on a roller coaster ride.


Where’s The Funding? Epilepsy As An Orphan

June 19, 2016
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Here are the facts, unhappy though they may be…


Suicide and Epilepsy

June 12, 2016
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“There is an underlying joint susceptibility to suicide attempts and epilepsy, and it can’t be ignored, because epilepsy in general is more than just seizures,” Dr. Dale Hesdorffer of Columbia University in New York City, told Reuters Health in a telephone interview.


For those of you who have been wondering…

June 8, 2016
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What is epilepsytalk.com and who is that masked lady behind it?

Epilepsytalk.com is a website that I created after 35 years of being a copywriter. And decades of having epilepsy myself.


Find it – with the “Tile”

June 5, 2016
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The Tile is a device that helps you locate misplaced objects using your smartphone in a way that is easy and intuitive.

This simple and sleek location tracking app can be used to help find any item you don’t want to misplace.

You can place small, affordable Tiles on wallets, purses, computers, luggage, etc., allowing them to communicate within the world’s largest lost and found network.


Epilepsy Triumphs

May 30, 2016
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Chanda Gunn is the U.S. women’s hockey team’s last line of defense. The starting goaltender, who was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 9, faces life the way she faces shooters on the ice: with no fear.


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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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