Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

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

Can Childhood Exercise Increase Brain Function throughout an Entire Life?

Everyone knows that exercise is good for the body. It helps to keep people in good shape physically, to feel great and have a strong heart. However, a recent study, published in ...

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Topics: Seizures, Preventative Care, Exercise and epilepsy, Epilepsy & Exercise

Is In-Home Prolonged EEG with Video becoming the New Wingman for EMUs?

Previously and not so long ago, a patient getting a prolonged EEG had to remain in a hospital bed for days since the equipment was too bulky to take out of the facility. Now, ...

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Topics: In-Home Video EEG, Ambulatory EEG, Preventative Care, Neurology, Diagnosing Epilepsy, What Is It Like to Have an EEG?, Careers in Neurodiagnostics

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

Gemstone Therapy and Epilepsy: Complementary Treatment or Quackery?

In certain cultures, gemstones have been prized for their healing powers. Western medicine? Not so much. However, some people feel that gemstone therapy may provide relief from ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Preventative Care, Western Medical Treatments, Alternative Medicine, Gemstone Therapy

After the First Seizure: To Treat or Not to Treat?

Many people wonder whether they should start taking an anti-epilepsy drug (AED) after they experience their first seizure.

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Topics: Seizures, Preventative Care, Neurology, Diagnosing Epilepsy, First Seizure, Careers in Neurodiagnostics, 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

Does Your Child Need Genetic Testing for Pediatric Epilepsy?

Genetic testing is used to discover abnormalities, mutations, and genetic differences in DNA. These results are used to make accurate diagnosis and prognosis, as well as develop ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Seizures, Preventative Care, Epilepsy Research, Diagnosing Epilepsy, Epilepsy in Infants & Children, Epilepsy Awareness & Advocacy

5 Holiday Survival Tips: Don’t Let the Stress of the Holidays Trigger a Seizure

The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone. For those who have epilepsy, the added stress that the holidays bring could actually be a trigger that causes a seizure, which is ...

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Topics: Epilepsy, Seizures, Preventative Care, Stress Induced Seizures

Can a Urinary Tract Infection Increase the Risk for Seizures?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can be painful. UTIs occur mostly in women due to the close proximity between the anus and the urethra. When bacteria are introduced, they can ...

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Topics: Seizures, Preventative Care, Epilepsy Awareness & Advocacy

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