Epilepsy Talk

Concussions: Helping Your Brain Heal…

January 27, 2020
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It’s a conundrum.

Some people get epilepsy / seizures from concussion-related accidents.

And many people with epilepsy have concussions as a result of their condition…


Antidepressants and Epilepsy…

January 23, 2020
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For a long time, depression was thought to be a complication of epilepsy.

“People with a history of depression have a 3 to 7 times higher risk of developing epilepsy. This kind of information is forcing us to take a second look at the interaction between depression and epilepsy” said Dr. Andres Kanner, a Professor of Clinical Neurology and Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.


Can You Believe It?

January 20, 2020
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Just when you thought the modern world was becoming enlightened, there are still a whole lot of myths and fears about epilepsy — fueled by ignorance and misinformation.

These fears might sound ridiculous to you…but they’re real for those who don’t know better.


Yee-Haa! I’m officially an author

January 15, 2020
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You probably remember that my introduction to epilepsy wasn’t a rosy one. (Whose is?)

It really wasn’t until once I was older and came out of the closet that I was willing to share my “dirty little secret”.

And now look where I am…


2020 Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery

January 13, 2020
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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 2020 evaluations, fifty pediatric centers were ranked for serious neurological problems. 


2020 Top-Rated Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery

January 11, 2020
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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.


2020 Patient Recommendations for TOP Neurologists…Epileptologists…Neurosurgeons…and Pediatric Doctors

January 8, 2020
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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.


Your mission for 2020: Live life to the fullest!

January 5, 2020
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When you’re feeling frustrated, bitter, or like you’ve lost all faith in humanity, turn to these 21 wonderful quotes to get back on track!


Super Seizure De-Stressor

December 27, 2019
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We all know that stress is a super trigger for seizures.  Whether it’s family, friends, frustrations, conflict, work, school, fear, anger, anxiety, depression.  The list is almost endless.

While nobody can say there’s a magic formula for de-stressing, you might give Progressive Muscle Relaxation a try.  It’s a pretty powerful tool.


Epilepsy in Twitter Times

December 17, 2019
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Twitter is not our friend.

And the misconceptions and stigma of epilepsy live on.


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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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