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

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

Epilepsy at Record Levels in the United States

According to recent research from the government, the number of people in America who are living with epilepsy today is higher than it has ever been. There are approximately 3.4 ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Living with epilepsy, Epliepsy in the United States, Epilepsy Reporting

Childhood Absence Epilepsy Research

A recent study that delved into childhood absence epilepsy, or CAE, found that the brains of those who suffer from the condition could be disturbed not only during the seizures, ...

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

Brain Organoids Mirror Human Brain Growth…in a Petri Dishh

Researchers across all of the sciences are constantly exploring new and improved ways to gain a better understanding of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, autism, or ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research

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

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