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Epilepsy in Nursing Homes: Is it Common?

Short attention spans, dazed behavior, loss of memory, unusual movement, clumsiness, confusion, and sleepiness. These are only some early warning signs of an epileptic seizure. ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Causes of Seizures, Anti seizure medications

Is Epilepsy Genetic?

Is epilepsy genetic? This is one of the big questions people have, and in some cases, it is. In fact, genetics might have a larger role than previously thought. With all the ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Causes of Seizures

Post-Surgical Seizures: Certain Seizure Onset Patterns Increase Risk

In the field of epilepsy and seizures, there is still a lot to learn. Technology continues to open new avenues of research. In a recent brain dynamics simulation study, published ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Causes of Seizures, Types of seizures

Blood Pressure and Seizures: Can Blood Pressure Trigger Seizures?

Could your blood pressure be causing you to have more seizures? Some recent studies looked at the effects seizures have on respiratory and cardiac functions, and they have found ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Causes of Seizures

Can Seizure Control Be Improved by Reducing Inflammation of the Brain?

New research is showing some promise as the relationships between brain inflammation and epilepsy are explored by researchers around the world.  There is evidence that suggests ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Causes of Seizures, Anti seizure medications

Photosensitive Seizures: Could Striped Patterns Cause a Seizure?

Those who suffer from photosensitive seizures know that there are certain triggers they need to avoid the reduce the risk of having a seizure. We know there is a link between ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Causes of Seizures, Types of seizures

Epilepsy Risk Factors: Does Maternal Obesity Increase Baby’s Risk?

There is still a lot being learned about epilepsy, and research is constantly trying to look for patterns and potential epilepsy risk factors. When it comes to epilepsy and ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy in Infants & Children, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Causes of Seizures

Seizure Like Symptoms but NOT a Seizure: Part 3

In this three-part series we are exploring seizure like events that are misdiagnosed as epilepsy. In fact, 30% of all people diagnosed with refractory epilepsy don’t have it, they ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Causes of Seizures, Types of seizures

Seizure Like Symptoms but NOT a Seizure: Part 2

In Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed the misdiagnosis of epilepsy in patients who actually have “something else”. According to Selim R. Benbadis, MD, “Approximately ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Causes of Seizures, Types of seizures

Seizure Like Symptoms but NOT a Seizure: Part 1

Receiving a diagnosis of epilepsy can be devastating. Fortunately, there are many treatment options (both medical and surgical) and support systems available to help. This means ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Causes of Seizures, Types of seizures, Veterans with Seizures

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