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.
Epilepsy Blog Relay: Emily on finding comfort when seizures return
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 feel like it’s been a while. I’m OK though. A couple of weeks ago, I sadly ended up in hospital after suffering a seizure that involved … Read More
Bhutan Epilepsy Project: Interview with researcher Erica McKenzie
I recently had the opportunity to interview Erica McKenzie, a Bhutan Epilepsy Project researcher, who works with Farrah Mateen MD, PhD.
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. Jessica K. Smith( Founder and CEO )Founder and CEO Jessica brings a unique perspective to this leading epilepsy … Read More
She said: Emily and Dan on dating and epilepsy
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.
The Guinea Epilepsy Project conducts 300 patient visits free of charge
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.
Epilepsy Blog Relay: Life with Epilepsy in Kenya
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 Epilepsy were evident but not confirmed by a medical practitioner since 2002. Due to lack of epilepsy information I lived with it until the episodes exceeded. … Read More
He said: Emily and Dan on dating and epilepsy
I remember when Emily and I were first dating. My friends would ask me, “Aren’t you worried about what would happen if she has a seizure? Can you deal with that?” I would always find that such a strange question. I wanted to be with Emily for who she was as a person.
Emily challenges the status quo of her mood
A lot of things are hard when you’re in a bad mood. Even getting up in the morning and finding the energy to do everyday tasks can be hard.
Epilepsy Blog Relay: Emily on Smart Monitoring her epilepsy and seizure alert systems
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 you! Smart Monitoring my Epilepsy Let’s get real, having a condition can make you feel bad, physically or emotionally, and sometimes both. I take three lots … Read More
Epilepsy Blog Relay: Living Well With Epilepsy is nominated for a Her Abilities Award
Jessica Keenan Smith, founder of Living Well With Epilepsy, has been nominated for a Her Abilities Award, a global award honoring women with disabilities.
Epilepsy Blog Relay™: Dr. Mateen Takes Mobile Technology Global for Epilepsy
Dr. Mateen’s Story: If you are interested in innovation in Global Health, you may need to hear about the Bhutan Epilepsy Project.
Emily’s Perspective: Emily’s First Time Abroad
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’.
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