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Expanded Guide to Epilepsy Books for People of All Ages

August 31, 2014
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When I decided to begin an epilepsy library for reference, I was absolutely overwhelmed by the millions of books out there.

So, I went to Amazon, rolled the dice and ended up spending needless money on a lot of duds.

Don’t get me wrong, some were of value, but most were a waste of time.

So, to save you from my disappointing experience, I’ve combed the web, epilepsy foundations, blogs and wherever else I could think of, to find books that would actually inform, explain and even sometimes, entertain.

I hope you’ll find something of use on this list, which is truly a labor of love…


Have You Had A Concussion?

March 30, 2014
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In a fraction of a second, head trauma can dramatically change your life.

It can be a boink on the head, a fall, sports activities, or a car accident — among many other possibilities.


Epilepsy and Melatonin – Yes? No? Or Maybe So?

November 19, 2012
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Most of us are familiar with Melatonin and it’s purpose: To help you sleep. Or at least to help you get to sleep. In fact, Melatonin is one of the most commonly used supplements in the United States. (Lots of sleepless people out there!)


Aids for Parents of Kids with Epilepsy

July 31, 2012
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There are so many options available for your peace of mind and your child’s safety. They range from the very practical, to the very attractive. But many can be effectively combined to please both parent and child and provide added protection.

Here are just a few…


Top-Rated Seizure Monitors

July 17, 2012
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Peace of mind. A good night’s sleep. Safety and assurance.

Although these seizure monitors can’t make any guarantees, they can go a long way towards detecting danger. And maybe even saving a life.

Here are the most prominent models…


Children’s Brain Surgery…Preparing YOUR Child…

April 22, 2012
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There is no “welcome” sign to the world of childhood brain surgery. And the resulting combination of fear, shock, and pain is almost too much to bear.

No amount of preparation or knowledge can help to ease or minimize the situation.

But preparing a child for surgery emotionally, is one of the most important things you can do. Surgery, without proper explanations and preparation, can traumatize a child…


Epilepsy and Energy Drinks – Think Before You Drink!

October 23, 2011
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It feels good and it tastes good, it’s easy to drink and it gives you that extra jolt of energy. But is it really worth it?

Think the death of 18-year-old Irish athlete, Ross Cooney, who died within hours after playing a basketball game and consuming four cans of “Red Bull”. (Subsequently it was banned in France.)


Protect The Medicaid Program…NOW!

June 14, 2011
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Both the US Senate and House are back in DC and in session this week. Now is the time to ask them to reject cuts or changes to Medicaid!


Epilepsy and Education…Coming Out Of The Shadows

February 2, 2011
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It starts in the playground. A kid has a seizure and everybody freaks out. Nobody knows what to do. Maybe not even the school nurse. Even though epilepsy first aid is a cinch.

It’s frightening to see a child seize and then, based on that fright, they think “I can’t deal with this.” Some people still think epilepsy is contagious!


Increase in Seizures Seen in Kids With H1N1 Flu

September 23, 2010
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MONDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) “Children made ill by the 2009 pandemic H1N1 swine flu virus suffered more seizures and other nervous system problems than those with seasonal flu, a new report reveals…”


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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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