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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

Rett Syndrome Research Trust Announces $9 Million in Research Awards

Rett Syndrome is a brain disorder that affects only females and is typically diagnosed before the child turns two years old. This disorder is incredibly rare and, currently there ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy Fundraising & Donations, Rare Epilepsy Disorders, Epilepsy in Infants & Children

Kids Crew: Epilepsy Awareness and Fundraising Program Just for…Kids!

It seems that today, almost everyone has a cause that they are passionate about, so why should kids be left out? That's how one little girl feels. When Hailey Scheinman talks ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness & Advocacy

What Is PCDH19 Epilepsy?

PCDH19 epilepsy is an incredibly rare form of epilepsy that causes seizures, behavioral problems and (typically) sensory and cognitive delays. Its name is derived from the source ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Rare Epilepsy Disorders, Epilepsy in Infants & Children

Famous Epileptics: Congressman Tony Coelho

Tony Coelho should be a familiar name to those who suffer from epilepsy and other disabilities. He is a former United States Democratic congressman from California, and the ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Epilepsy Foundations & Organizations, Famous Epileptics, Epilepsy Awareness & Advocacy

Traumatic Brain Injuries from War: A Growing Seizure Population

Helping our Veterans Cope with Epilepsy A vast number of people do not truly understand epilepsy, and this has led to the continuation of the stigmas and fears toward those who ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Seizures, Treatment options for epilepsy, PTSD and Seizures, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Epilepsy Awareness & Advocacy, Cau

Seizure Precautions: Bed Alarms and Seizure Aids

Evaluate your personal safety needs People with epilepsy have a range of safety concerns and their needs vary widely from person to person. Those whose seizures are well ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Seizures, Treatment options for epilepsy, Bed Alarm, Seizure Safety Tips, Epilepsy Awareness & Advocacy

What is a Temporal Lobe Resection?

  A temporal lobe resection is a surgery performed on the temporal lobe of the brain to resect, or cut away, the seizure focus to control epilepsy.  A temporal lobe resection is ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, temporal lobe resection, Anti seizure medications, Refractory epilepsy

Side Effects of Anti-Seizure Medications

For those with serious seizure conditions, anti-seizure medications are necessary to prevent equally serious health problems. But as with any type of medication, there can be a ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Seizures, Preventative Care, Epilepsy Treatment, Epilepsy Awareness & Advocacy, Anti seizure medications

Epileptic Vertigo and Similar Disorders

There are certain epileptic disorders that seem to overlap or have such similar symptoms that it can be difficult to accurately diagnose them. Let’s take a look at them. Epileptic ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Epileptic vertigo

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