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Sport-Related Concussions and Resting Stage Electroencephalography

Injuries related to sports are unfortunately common. This is certainly true when it comes to contact sports, and one of the most problematic types of injuries reported are head ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Treatment, Epilepsy Research, EEGs, EEGs and Athletes

Predicting Seizures Thanks to Crowdsourced Algorithms

  Millions of people around the world suffer from seizures, and more than 30% of those who suffer are not helped through medications and other methods of controlling the seizures. ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Treatment, Epilepsy Research, Predicting Seizures

Reduction of Seizures Via Transplanting of Inhibitory Neurons

  Research has indicated a person’s own brain has inhibitory power and could be used as a treatment to help quiet the brain for those who are suffering from epilepsy. This ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Treatment, Epilepsy Research

New Research Reveals Methods for Reducing Side Effects from Commonly Used Drugs

The Australian National University (ANU) recently released its findings from an innovative study that aimed at overcoming the worst side effects from some of the most commonly ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Treatment, Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy Drugs, Side Effects Epilepsy Drugs

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

Is Medical Marijuana a Valid Treatment for Epilepsy? Part 2

Side Effects and Risks  In Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed the forms of medical marijuana and a new treatment that uses the purified oil extract of CBD, called ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Epilepsy Treatment, Alternative Medicine, Medical Marijuana

Reflex Epilepsy: A Puzzling Condition

Reflex epilepsy is a puzzling and uncommon condition where specific stimuli trigger seizures. Sometimes the seizures may be brought on by a person’s surrounding or they may be ...

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Topics: Seizures, Epilepsy Treatment, Dia, Causes of Seizures

Is Medical Marijuana a valid treatment for Epilepsy? Part 1

The practice of using medical marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy has been around for a number of years. The medical question is whether science agrees with what many patients ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Preventative Care, Epilepsy Treatment, Epilepsy Research, Epidiolex, Medical Marijuana, Rare Epilepsy Disorders, Anti seizure medications

Can a Breathable Pillow Help Prevent SUDEP?

What is SUDEP? SUDEP, also known as Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, effects one out of 1000 epileptics each year. Patients with uncontrollable seizures are at greater risk ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Preventative Care, Epilepsy Treatment, SUDEP, Anti seizure medications

The Relationship between Hemiplegia and Epilepsy

What is Hemiplegia? Hemiplegia is a neurological condition that affects either the left or the right hemisphere of the brain. The left hemisphere of the brain controls the right ...

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

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