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Perampanel — New Hope For Those With Uncontrollable Seizures

November 6, 2012
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On October 24, 2012 the FDA approved Perampanel as an adjunct treatment for refractory partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy aged 12 years and older. A step forward for us all. Here’s why…


Potiga — The First AED of Its Kind…

September 24, 2012
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The latest and greatest new med seems to be Potiga (Ezogabine) which is certainly promising news for the epilepsy community. Developed for adults (18 or over) as an add-on medicine for partial seizures, it’s a revolutionary new anti-seizure medication which prevents seizures in a way completely different from currently existing AEDs…


Autistic Children May Have Too Many Brain Cells

December 4, 2011
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TUESDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) — The brains of autistic children have far more neurons in the prefrontal cortex than the brains of kids without autism, finds a new study that could advance research into the disorder.

“For the first time, we have the potential to understand why autism gets started,” said study author Eric Courchesne, a professor of neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and director of the Autism Center of Excellence.

“Creating brains cells and the correct number of brain cells is absolutely fundamental to building the brain,” said Courchesne. “If there is an excess number of neurons, there must be a negative consequence to that in the way the brain gets wired or organized.”


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Why 3D TVs Are NOT For Me…

April 14, 2011
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Here’s the good news and the bad news…

The GOOD: You can buy a 3D TV without using the 3D function.

The BAD: I threw up watching Avatar and I’m not even photosensitive!

I guess you get the message.

Watching 3D can cause other problems in addition to causing seizures. They include: altered vision, lightheadedness, dizziness, eye or muscle twitching, confusion, nausea, loss of awareness, convulsions, cramps and disorientation. (So I’m not such a wuss.)


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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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