Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

What Are Simple Partial Seizures?

Any seizure occurs when someone undergoes a disturbance in their brain's normal electrical activity. All brains operate on an amazing number of electrical signals, and if ...

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Topics: Simple Partial Seizures, Treatment of Simple Partial Seizures, EPC, Epilepsia Partialis Continua

Hormones the Cause of Unexplained Spasms

In Denmark, it was discovered that nearly 2,000 people, most of whom were women, were suffering from spasms that had similarities to epileptic seizures. However, these spasms were ...

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Topics: PNES, treating pnes, PNES Research

Levetiracetam Common for Children With Early Onset Nonsyndromic Epilepsy

According to a study conducted in Pediatric Neurology, many children in the United States who have early onset nonsyndromic epilepsy are treated using levetiracetam monotherapy. ...

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Topics: Epilepsy in Infants & Children, Living with epilepsy, Epilepsy Studies, AEDs, Early Onset Nonsyndromic Epilepsy

Dietary Therapy: What Vitamins Are Needed?

Many people who suffer from epilepsy follow a ketogenic diet to help with their seizures. This type of diet has proven to be quite helpful for many sufferers. However, because of ...

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Topics: Living with epilepsy, Epilepsy Studies, ketogenic diet, epilepsy diet, dietary therapy

Pediatric Epilepsy and Behavioral Health

Many young people who are suffering from epilepsy also experience other issues with their health and their mental state. In fact, 50% of young people with epilepsy will experience ...

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Topics: Pediatric Epilepsy, Behavioral Health, Epilepsy Care

2018 VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence Patient & Caregiver Webinar Series

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) has announced its 2018 patient  and caregiver webinar series. All webinars will be held from ...

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Topics: Living with epilepsy, VA Epilepsy, Epilepsy Patient Resource, Epilepsy Webinar Series

Problems With Sleep Deprivation

Everyone goes through periods where they might not be able to get a good night’s sleep. Someone might even have insomnia for a few days, but before long, they sort out whatever ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Living with epilepsy, Sleep and the brain, Sleep Deprivation

Diet Can Help With Epilepsy Treatment

It is unfortunate, but there are many children resistant to the normal treatments for their epileptic seizures. The medications that are available simply do not work for those ...

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Topics: Epilepsy in Infants & Children, Living with epilepsy, Epilepsy Studies, ketogenic diet, epilepsy diet

Smart Devices Helping Epilepsy Patients

The modern world seems to be flooded with all kinds of devices. From smart watches that track your movement and even let you surf the Internet to gear that lets you operate your ...

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Topics: SUDEP, Seizure Tracker, Living with epilepsy, Seizure Identification

Can Cooling Treatment Reduce Epilepsy In Children?

In an astonishing new study published in Epilepsia, researchers determined that "Cooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth (perinatal asphyxia) can reduce the number of ...

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Topics: Seizure Treatment Options, Pediatric Epilepsy

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