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International Epilepsy Day 2019

In honor of International Epilepsy Day 2019, we thought it would be fun to round up a few of our favorite stories that have come to Living Well from around the world.

Emily’s Perspective: Emily’s First Time Abroad
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I recently traveled abroad with my sister. I was so excited, but as the day got closer, I became worried about all the ‘What ifs’.

Epilepsy Blog Relay: Emily on Smart Monitoring her epilepsy and seizure alert systems
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This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™ which will run from June 1 through to the 30th. Follow along and add comments to posts that inspire … Read More

She said: Emily and Dan on dating and epilepsy
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I met Daniel properly in 2014. He had read a lot of my blogs before we even started talking, so he knew all about my condition. So I never had to break it to him that I live with this unpredictable condition of Epilepsy. Sometimes that can be one of the hardest parts in the beginning of a new relationship.

Epilepsy Blog Relay: Life with Epilepsy in Kenya
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This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™, which will run from June 1 to June 30, 2018.  Follow along! Rich’s Story Symptoms of having … Read More

The Bhutan Epilepsy Project
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Farrah Mateen, MD, PhD, of Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School is taking mobile EEG tech to the Himalayas with the Bhutan Epilepsy Project.

Epilepsy Blog Relay: Emily on finding comfort when seizures return
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This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™ which will run from March 1 to March 31, 2018. Follow along! Hi Living Well family, I … Read More

Bhutan Epilepsy Project: Interview with researcher Erica McKenzie
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I recently had the opportunity to interview Erica McKenzie, a Bhutan Epilepsy Project researcher, who works with Farrah Mateen MD, PhD.

Epilepsy Blog Relay: Living Well With Epilepsy is nominated for a Her Abilities Award
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Jessica Keenan Smith, founder of Living Well With Epilepsy, has been nominated for a Her Abilities Award, a global award honoring women with disabilities.

International Epilepsy Day 2019
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In honor of International Epilepsy Day 2019, we thought it would be fun to round up a few of our favorite stories that have come to … Read More

Epilepsy Blog Relay: The story of the Mahenge Epilepsy Clinic
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This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™, which will run from June 1 to June 30, 2018.  Follow along! Mahenge Epilepsy Clinic It started … Read More

Epilepsy Blog Relay™: Dr. Mateen Takes Mobile Technology Global for Epilepsy
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Dr. Mateen’s Story: If you are interested in innovation in Global Health, you may need to hear about the Bhutan Epilepsy Project.

The Guinea Epilepsy Project conducts 300 patient visits free of charge
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I recently had the opportunity to speak to Farrah Mateen, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, the principal investigator on The Guinea Epilepsy Project. This is the latest in a series of global health projects Dr. Mateen has led, including The Bhutan Epilepsy Project.

 

 

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As Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Living Well With Epilepsy, Jessica brings a unique perspective to this leading epilepsy blog. She was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teen, after having several grand mal seizures. She has 20+ years experience in marketing and you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Jessica also regularly speaks on the topics of Navigating Social Media and Epilepsy Awareness. Based in USA.

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