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Autism — Who Has It?

August 29, 2015
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The autism rate has increased — 1 in 68 kids are now identified with the disorder. 20-30% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) develop epilepsy. And children whose language skills regress before they turn 3 have been found to have a higher risk of developing epilepsy.


Why Your Pharmacist is Your Best Friend

February 20, 2013
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Your pharmacist is the least expensive and most accessible health resource you have. They fill prescriptions and provide expert information about medications — a very important role considering the prominent use of seizure medications to treat epilepsy.

While it might seem easier to forge a personal relationship with one pharmacist at a small mom-and-pop pill dispensary, smart patients can and do establish great relationships with superstore pharmacists, too.

You can see the pharmacist anytime you want, without an appointment, and all consultations are free. In medicine, that’s extraordinary.


IMPORTANT NEWS!

September 26, 2012
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IMPORTANT NEWS!

Reminder: Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15th — December 7th.

The EFA encourages everyone on Medicare to compare their benefit options and/or work with family members who are using Medicare to make the best choice for them. The following resources may be helpful to you, your local support group, or family member…


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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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