I knew the dog would not be a good running partner, but she was a good excuse to get outside. That turned into more of a run/walk/sniff/stop/bark at other dogs/walk/sniff/run/walk. This was not what I had in mind.
Ask an Epileptic: “It’s time for me to change medications to reduce the side effects. Have any advice?” DEAR EPILEPTIC: I have a question regarding the transition to a new medication. I have been taking Lamictal for over 10 years and I’m tired of the side effects. Memory loss, inability to focus … Read More
Dr. Hiroki Taniguchi, CURE grantee and a research group leader with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MFPI), was recently awarded $100,000 by Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) for his efforts to study cellular structures seeking to identify pathways for treatments or cures for epilepsy. Dr. Taniguchi has generously … Read More
When people don’t have the basic facts that’s when myths tend to fill in the blanks. So here is epilepsy in a nutshell: What is Epilepsy?Epilepsy is a chronic neurologic disorder with many possible causes. Anything that disturbs the normal pattern of neuron activity – from illness to brain damage to abnormal … Read More
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
This article was originally published in 2010. As of December 2013 estimates of SUDEP, are closer to a range of 5.5% – 18%. What is SUDEP? According to the Danny Did Foundation, Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) refers to the unexpected death of a seemingly healthy person with epilepsy, where … Read More