Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

Can a Popular Dietary Supplement Prevent Seizures?

One of the most well-known and well documented triggers of seizures is excitability in brain cells, and yet controlling this excitability is not as easy as it might initially ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Seizure Management, Managing Your Epilepsy, Living with epilepsy, Dietary Supplement, Seizure Prevention

Using Brain Activity between Seizures to Treat Childhood Absence Epilepsy

CAE or childhood absence epilepsy is a unique variation of epilepsy. It is expressed by "blank looks" or staring spells in the child suffering from the condition. As the ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy in Infants & Children, Absence seizures, CAE, childhood absence epilepsy

The 10 Best Epilepsy Apps of 2017

If you, or a loved one, have been diagnosed with epilepsy, you already know that it is of tremendous benefit to have any sort of resources for managing the condition readily ...

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Topics: Seizure App, Seizure Management, Managing Your Epilepsy, Living with epilepsy

Stress, Seizures and Epilepsy: Effective Coping Strategies

In a report issued by the University of California San Francisco's Epilepsy Center of Excellence, some very clear and simple points were made about the correlation between ...

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Topics: Stress Induced Seizures, PNES, Psychogenic Non-Eplieptic Seizures, Coping Seizure Stree, Seizure Risks

A Look at Post-Traumatic Epilepsy Following Severe Head Injury

TBI or traumatic brain injury is something that results from a sudden injury to the head that leads to damage in the brain. It can be open or closed, meaning you take a sharp blow ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Epilepsy and Head Injury, Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

A Brief Look at Seizure Treatment in Pediatric Patients With Convulsive Status Epilepticus

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, there are several forms of status epilepticus, which is defined as "a seizure lasts too long or when seizures occur close together and ...

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Topics: Seizure Treatment Options, Seizure Medications, Seizure Identification, Pediatric Epilepsy

Biomarkers for Epilepsy Using Noninvasive Means

New technological developments could help to provide patients with earlier detection of epilepsy through noninvasive means. A study discussed in Neurology Times delved into the ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Noninvasive Treatment, Epilepsy Studies, Noninvasive Means

Taking Antiepileptic Medication During Pregnancy

Women who suffer from epilepsy often worry about having children, and with good reasons. A seizure presents risks to the patient, as well as to the fetus. Maternal mortality was ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Living with epilepsy, Antiepileptic Drugs, AEDs, AEDs and Pregnancy

Help for Children and Dogs Suffering Rare Form of Epilepsy

The University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey have been researching a very debilitating yet rare type of epilepsy that affects dogs ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy in Infants & Children, Epliepsy in Dogs, Lafora Disease, Epliepsy Treatment

Epilepsy Treatment Without Surgery

Epilepsy can be caused by or occur due to a range of factors in a person’s life. In some cases, it might occur in childhood due to genetics. Other times, a head injury might cause ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Living with epilepsy, Disorders of Hippocampus, Epliepsy Treatment

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