Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

How Much Sleep Is Ideal?

A study spanning multiple years found that individuals who get a moderate amount of sleep experienced less cognitive decline than individuals who do not sleep as much. ...

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How Stress Management May Reduce Epileptic Seizures

How often do we hear that one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to learn how to better manage our stress? Whether it is the TV expert saying that stress management is ...

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An App for Epilepsy Patients

Epilepsy research covers a range of different areas. Some researchers are looking into the development of new drugs as a form of treatment, while others are looking at better ways ...

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Is Relaxation Meditation Safe for Those Who Suffer from Epilepsy?

Nowadays, the benefits of relaxation meditation for health and relaxation are widely accepted by most everyone—from yoga practitioners to medical doctors to even your great Aunt ...

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Stress, Seizures and Epilepsy: Effective Coping Strategies

In a report issued by the University of California San Francisco's Epilepsy Center of Excellence, some very clear and simple points were made about the correlation between ...

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Targeting Astrocytes Could Provide Better Epilepsy Treatments

Many epilepsy patients do not respond to treatment using medications, and efforts have been made to help find better potential treatments. Researchers in Japan and at the Heinrich ...

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Avoiding Sleep Deprivation Seizures: Tips to Unwind!

Can lack of sleep cause seizures in people who have epilepsy? Yes! For those whose seizures are triggered by a lack of sleep, it is vital to learn how to put yourself to sleep so ...

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Preparing Children for a Life with Epilepsy as an Adult

Parents naturally want to do everything they can to take care of their children. This is especially true when the children are young, and they are dealing with epilepsy. However, ...

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Managing Epilepsy in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare, but serious, genetic disease that afflicts a number of areas in the body. The disease causes benign tumors to grow on the body. These ...

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Learning to Balance Hormone-Sensitive Catamenial Epilepsy

Many seizures can be traced to certain triggers. In the case of catamenial epilepsy in women, the trigger is their menstrual cycle. It is estimated that approximately 10-12% of ...

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