Epilepsy Talk

Treating Seizures — 7 Amazing New Breakthroughs

March 11, 2022
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What if you could predict an oncoming seizure in time for you stop it? Or even prevent it?

That day may be coming sooner than you think, thanks to these seven new technologies.

You’ll learn what they are, how they work and how far along they are.


Hidden hospital bill gouging…gone!

January 30, 2022
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In April 2017, a man named Drew Calver thought he was dying. A heart attack had pinned him to the floor of his bedroom. His neighbor took him to St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, where he was successfully treated.

Weeks later, he received a bill from the hospital: That’ll be $108,951.31, please. St. David’s was out of network on his insurance, and Aetna had only paid $55,840 of the total $164,941 bill for his treatment. 


Self Driving Cars — A License to Drive!

January 3, 2022
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It’s not a dream. It’s a reality that’s happening NOW.

Here’s how it all began…


New! A breakthrough in non invasive brain surgery

December 4, 2021
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It’s called PING…

This is exciting stuff. In fact, I just read about it now.

It was written about in Science Daily, just yesterday…and in Neuroscience News, six days ago.


$56,000 a year for an unproven drug!

October 30, 2021
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Getting the FDA to retract a decision, is like getting the toothpaste back in the tube, after it’s been squeezed out…

Whether it’s “yes” or “no,” there is no “maybe so”.

A good example is the new all star Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab.

Whether it’s “yes” or “no,” there is no “maybe so”.


What’s Really In Your Meds?

October 29, 2021
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“As Americans become more concerned about quality issues with prescription medications made abroad, one company is trying to offer an additional layer of reassurance — by doing chemical analysis before dispensing drugs to patients.


BIG Pharma’s Outsized Profits

October 18, 2021
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Just how profitable is the pharmaceutical industry?

A study indicates that the profits gained by drug developers outpaced those of other publicly-traded companies by a wide margin over an 18-year period.

Merck & Co., long a standard bearer for the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, earned $10 billion in profits last year. Pfizer, its larger peer, booked even more: $16 billion.


Hospitals Criticized For Keeping Quiet On Charity Care…

October 10, 2021
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“Too many nonprofit hospitals fail to adequately publicize their charity-care programs, two advocacy groups say in a survey report…”


A ‘Pacemaker’ for the Brain…Reducing Seizures by as Much as 50%…and Depression up to 30%

October 7, 2021
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Some people know Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for epilepsy, reducing seizures by as much as 50 percent.

It’s designed for the considerable number of patients suffering from medically refractory epilepsy who are not candidates for for resective brain surgery.

This tiny pacemaker-like device, is implanted in the brain to deliver a small amount of electricity when it detects the onset of a seizure.

But, what most people DON’T know know is that Deep Brain Stimulation, can help depression by up to 30 per cent.


What Is the FDA Thinking?

October 2, 2021
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Getting the FDA to retract a decision is like getting the toothpaste back into the tube, once it’s been squeezed out.

Take the current all-star Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab. It’s not a proven but it IS approved. To the hefty price tag of $56,000 a year!


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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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