Epilepsy Talk

24/7 Epilepsy Foundation Helpline

July 5, 2017
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Do you have questions about seizures or epilepsy?

The Epilepsy Foundation’s Helpline is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Trained information specialists are now standing by to answer your questions about epilepsy and seizures.


Epilepsy — Top Financial and Medical Assistance Programs

May 15, 2016
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With so many people at the end of their resources, we could all use a helping hand.

Below is my attempt to research viable resources for financial and medication aid…


Clinical Trials Explained

May 7, 2016
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New therapies, including medications, medical devices and surgical procedures, are evaluated in research studies known as clinical trials.

Often these new therapies are investigational, which means they are not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for general use.

Participation in clinical trials offers the potential for new treatment options and allows patients to participate with researchers in driving the discovery of effective therapies for epilepsy…


New Epilepsy Comic Book Series for Children

August 24, 2014
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The launch of a new comic series designed to educate children about the most common neurological disorder has been just released in Canada.


Where to Go When You Need Help — Directory of Epilepsy Resources

November 21, 2013
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Here are some wonderfully useful links I’ve found along the way. Some may be familiar and some may be new to you. If you have any additions or suggestions, please, speak out…


Seizure Free – A Hope or a Promise?

October 23, 2012
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Is it a reality…a hope…or a promise?

Have you been there once for a visit? And then come back, to the land of falling down, shaking, quaking and blackouts.

We all know, the only thing that remains the same is change. Everything is in a state of flux. Drugs, science, our bodies, our brains. From that you can choose hopelessness. Or hope…


Talk About It!

June 23, 2011
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Here’s a place to express yourself, your point of view or whatever comes to mind. It doesn’t have to be just about you…it can be news, events, information…whatever you want to share.


Your Child Has Just Been Diagnosed With Epilepsy…

January 23, 2011
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The diagnosis comes in. It’s epilepsy.

Your heart drops to the bottom of your stomach. You may panic…or cry…or call in the troops for support.

Whether your child is an infant, toddler, grade schooler, adolescent or young adult, how you behave now will make a world of difference to their future.

Here are some resources to help you help your child…


Great Epilepsy Resources

September 28, 2009
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Below are some helpful epilepsy links — websites for support, awareness and useful information.


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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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