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2021-2022 Top-Ranked Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery

July 28, 2021
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The U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of hospitals is considered the pre-eminent source for excellence.

The top-ranking hospitals for 2021-2022 are listed below.


Depressing news about popular painkillers

July 19, 2021
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If you thought you were depressed before, wait till you finish this paragraph.

Researchers say popular painkillers could block the effects of antidepressants like Celexa, Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac or Lexapro…


$112 billion new Alzheimer’s drug in question

July 13, 2021
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Getting the FDA to retract a decision is like getting the toothpaste back in the tub, 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.


Epilepsy Without Vaccinations — The Risks

July 11, 2021
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I started this article assured that vaccinations of children with epilepsy was a definite no-no.

And boy, was I surprised.

Basically, medical research has proved me wrong. Real wrong. Including COVID-19 vaccinations.


What Is the FDA Thinking?

June 17, 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.


Headaches and Seizures: Can You Prevent Getting Them?

June 13, 2021
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From RSC Diagnostics, an article for anyone who may have one of the four types of epilepsy headaches:

Headaches can happen before or after a seizure, even acting as a warning sign that a seizure is coming on.

This article examines the four types of headaches that are associated with epilepsy.

And even more importantly, possible treatment options.

http://www.rscdiagnosticservices.com/blog/headaches-and-seizures-can-you-prevent-getting-them

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Treating depression is no laughing matter. Or is it?

June 10, 2021
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When you think of treating depression, your mind often goes to antidepressant pills, pills, and more pills. Sometimes all for naught.

According to research published in the World Journal of Psychiatry, up to 15% of people diagnosed with depression don’t respond to traditional medication.

And around 35% say that antidepressants only offer partial relief from widely available treatments, highlighting the need for medication that works in different ways.


Marijuana has won…

April 17, 2021
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In the span of two decades, marijuana legalization has gone from a fringe issue to one the vast majority of Americans embrace.

In 2000, just 31 percent of the country backed legalization while 64 percent opposed it, according to Gallup’s public surveys.

By 2020, the numbers flipped: The most recent Gallup poll on the topic showed that 68 percent supported legalization and 32 percent were against it.


Is it a headache, an aura, a migraine, a seizure, or perhaps ALL four!

April 12, 2021
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If you’ve had migraines with an aura that triggered an epileptic seizure, you might have experienced migraine-induced epilepsy.

Another name for this phenomenon is migralepsy…


What to Know About Telemedicine for Epilepsy…

April 3, 2021
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With telemedicine, programs can be designed to enhance patient involvement.

What’s more, telemedicine can be an important factor in follow-up care, and reducing costs!

It can address urgent questions, advise on drug-related adverse effects, and sort out other concerns for optimum remote epilepsy management.

For an excellent article about telemedicine, go to the link below:


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

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