Gear up for Epilepsy Awareness Month

Each year November is recognized as National Epilepsy Awareness Month. This is an opportunity for each of us to take a moment to spread the word about the millions of people living and dying as a result of this complex group of disorders. Here are a few opportunities to get involved: Purple … Read More

Kids with epilepsy head back to school

To parents of children with epilepsy, heading back to school can feel like heading into a hurricane. But it can help to know there are resources available to you and your family. Included are websites on how to talk to school about epilepsy and information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act … Read More

Kids with epilepsy at higher risk during flu season

3D image of Influenza Virus The CDC is currently featuring information on how children with neurologic disorders are at higher risk of death from flu. A study on the topic was recently published in Pediatrics, “Neurologic Disorders among Pediatric Deaths Associated with the 2009 Pandemic Influenza, 2012.”   The BuzzCBS, the AP, … Read More

Epilepsy campers, signup time is here

For most kids summer means playing outdoors, camps with silly names, hiking, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts and more. The same is true for kids with epilepsy. In a recent issue of EpilepsyUSA, the Epilepsy Foundation‘s flagship publication, the organization featured a roundup of epilepsy camps throughout the United States. US Camps … Read More

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