Exciting new developments at Living Well

There have been a few exciting new developments at Living Well With Epilepsy that we wanted to share with you. Recently we were nominated for a shorty award, welcomed our 3000th visitor and got a new look. Shorty UpdateWhen voting closed for the Shorty Awards, epilepsy held a respectable 5th place out … Read More

Black History Month: Epilepsy in the African American Community

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, 12 percent or more than 350,000 of the over 3 million Americans with epilepsy are African-American. African-Americans are also more likely to be diagnosed with epilepsy than Caucasians; they more often experience status epilepticus; and they are at an increased risk for Sudden Unexpected Death from Epilepsy … Read More

Every two minutes: A new case of epilepsy is diagnosed

The Epilepsy Foundation shows on their site that there are 200,000 cases of epilepsy diagnosed each year (it appears they are referring to the US only). To put this number into perspective, it occured to me that this really amounts to a new case diagnosed every two minutes. Other Two Minute FactsEvery two … Read More

Ideas for a movie: Submit to the Neuro Film Festival

Each year the American Academy of Neurology hosts the Neuro Film Festival as a way to shine a spotlight on the fact that one in six Americans are affected by a brain disorder such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, autism, MS, Parkinson’s disease,  ALS, stroke, and more. This festival is your opportunity to … Read More

The inside scoop on the Joey’s Song release party

After a months of hard work, the Joey’s Song album is ready, and will be released later this month. Kevin Baird and Michael Gomoll of the Joseph Gomoll Foundation would like to express their thanks to all those who helped the Foundation reach their Kickstarter goal. You helped them raise $7,620 for Joey’s Song. That … Read More

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