Epilepsy Talk

If You’re Thinking Of Getting Pregnant…

November 3, 2019
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Years ago, women who had epilepsy were often discouraged from getting pregnant. Today, that’s no longer the case.

Thanks to early and regular prenatal care, more than 90 percent of pregnant women who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies, according to the Epilepsy Foundation.


The Embrace2 – Newly Cleared by the FDA – with New Advantages for You

March 5, 2019
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The fear, the anxiety, the anticipation of another seizure.

Coupled with the dread that you won’t be able to tell. When it’s coming. IF it’s coming.

The triggers, the reasons, the causes.

Peace of mind is difficult to come by for — you and for your loved ones.

It’s worry all the time. Every day. Does it always have to be this way?


Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) Shown to Reduce “Untreatable” Seizures

January 12, 2017
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The idea that we can implant a Star Trek-type device that will detect seizures and interrupt them without causing injury is entirely new. And exciting. And scary.

Especially for those people with epilepsy that have seizures that begin at one focal point in the brain, but aren’t appropriate for epilepsy surgery.


Epilepsy and Birth Control

November 23, 2014
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Figuring out birth control with epilepsy meds can be a challenge at best.

How will your AEDs affect your birth control? Will your birth control lessen the effectiveness of your meds?


Great Epilepsy Alert Jewelry

April 8, 2013
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Here are some great resources for Medical Alert jewelry that’s both functional and fun…


Self-Driving Cars — The License to Drive?

October 2, 2012
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It’s not a dream. It’s a reality that could happen in as little as five years…


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…


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!


Seizure Alert Dogs

May 25, 2010
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I recently met a mother and daughter team who participate in a wonderful organization called Canine Partners for Life. http://www.k94life.org/html/seizure_alert.htm


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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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