Check out Epilepsy by the Numbers

A friend said to me, “I can’t wait to learn more about who has epilepsy when I check out your blog.” GULP. I realized I didn’t have information on who has epilepsy on my blog. In response to that perfectly reasonable request, I have created a page called “Epilepsy by the Numbers.” … Read More

Back from BEA

I’m back from Book Expo America, and yes, I left NYC in a MegaBus weighed down with books and swag (mostly books). The experience was great and I will happily take on the Javits Center again next year. My favorite quote from the show was said during the Editor Buzz session when … Read More

Huff Post helps bring Epilepsy out of the shadows

Recently on the Huffington Post, Lynda Resnick, author of Rubies in the Orchard, posted an article on epilepsy. Resnick notes: “The numbers surrounding epilepsy are staggering. At any given time, nearly 1% of the world’s population has active epilepsy — that’s 60 million people. Ten times that number will have at least … Read More

Good Days, Bad Days magazine is up and running

Good Days, Bad Days, a magazine for children with chronic illness, has launched it’s inaugural issue. The magazine was established to help children with chronic illness cope with their condition. The founder, Amy Friedenberg, hopes that Good Days, Bad Days will become a publication that children with chronic illness can be proud … Read More

Wear Purple on March 26 for Epilepsy Awareness

Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, with the help of the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia. March 26 is now an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. So next Friday, March 26, wear something purple and spread the word about … Read More

Aid sent to people with epilepsy in Haiti

The international community of epilepsy specialists is providing financial support and specialized medical equipment to help re-establish services to epilepsy patients in Haiti. In addition to providing long-term support needed to maintain normal clinical services, the project organizers’ initial goal is to assist in preventing neurological damage and potential risk of death … Read More

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