Epilepsy Talk

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…


The Alarming Drug Shortage — A Continuing Crisis

December 11, 2012
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The drug shortages that have been plaguing the U.S. show no signs of going away anytime soon.

The problem peaked in 2011, when a record 251 drugs were declared in short supply. This year, slightly more than 100 were placed on the list, and workers say the battle to keep pharmacy shelves stocked continues…


Kid’s Medical Alert Jewelry That’s Functional And Fun

July 25, 2012
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Just as grown-ups are reluctant to wear Epilepsy ID bracelets – even though they know they’re important, if not essential – kids are even more resistant. They’re “ugly, they’re dorky, they single me out” and they sure aren’t exactly something they’re crazy about wearing.

Well, we’re about to shatter that myth. Because there’s plenty of kids medical alert jewelry that’s not only functional, it’s stylish and fun!


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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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