Epilepsy Talk

3 Revolutionary Epilepsy Watches!

September 13, 2018
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They’re, attractive, efficient and a boon to the monitor market.

Meet the Smart Watches…


Secrets to Better Care from Your Doctor…

August 15, 2018
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When you go to see a doctor, often the visit seems to be over in a flash and you leave wondering exactly what it was the doctor wanted you to do.

Doctors are often quite busy and may not present you with all the necessary information so it is your responsibility to take steps to get the most out of your visit.

If regular visits with your neurologist seem short, and taken up with medical details like seizure control and medication issues, ask in advance for a longer time to be scheduled to deal with other issues that are important to you.

Be prepared…


21 Praises of Wisdom to Pass On…

July 28, 2018
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1.   Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2.   Marry a man/woman you love to talk to.  As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

3.   Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

4.   When you say, “I love you,” mean  it.

5.   When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the  eye…


Some Stress and Anxiety Solutions…

July 14, 2018
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Sometimes my hands shake so much, I look like I’m leading a symphony. (Without a baton.) Legs too, I have to sit down.

Maybe you panic before a test, the very fear of having a seizure, social rejection, job anxieties, debt, fear of failure, an anticipated argument, holidays, fear of flying.

There are probably as many kinds of stress and panic attacks as there are those of us who suffer from them.

And behaviors: trembling, sweating, hyperventilating, breathlessness, feeling faint or light-headed, a sense of disorientation, cramping, nausea, your heart pounding like it’s going to explode from your chest, a fear of dying.

Or you’re just plain scared.


How Music Soothes Your Seizures…

July 4, 2018
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Music is food for the soul, the mind and the body.

Great music, when carefully selected, can change our moods, energize us, calm us, improve our mental focus, lift us up spiritually, and help us become more healthy.

Not surprisingly, music has also been found to have a profoundly positive effect on people with epilepsy.

In fact, one research study even found that when patients are treated with music therapy as well as conventional anti-seizure meds, as many as eighty percent of seizures were reduced by seventy five percent!


Epilepsy — Advice and Insights

June 30, 2018
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Many of us were diagnosed with epilepsy at a wee age…

Others were completely taken by surprise in their teens or later years…


What Is Your Inspiration?

June 23, 2018
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“I want people with epilepsy to know that there are ways in which they can play a role in their own recovery.”


Medical Malpractice: State by State

June 2, 2018
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In “Doctors Behaving Badly,” Heisel tells of his year-long odyssey, investigating medical boards — state by state — across the country. 

His research tracks his discoveries on a Google map which shows where he’s been, along with the stories of each doctor’s malpractice.


10 Ways to Cope with Your Stress and Anxiety

April 21, 2018
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You’re choking. You’re drowning. You’re going down for the count. How many times have we all been there?

I’m sure everyone has their own way of coping — or else we wouldn’t be here.

Nonetheless, here are some helpful tips to get you over that hump…


Is it Organic?

April 7, 2018
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For quite some time, there’s been an explosion of health food products on the market, specifically advertised as either “organic foods” or “natural” foods.

Most people don’t know that there is a major difference between “organic” and “natural” foods, believing that the two are interchangeable.

But there’s a huge difference between a food labeled “natural” and one that is labeled “organic.”


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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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