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Newswise: Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up

Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up

International League Against Epilepsy

In retrospect, Pakistan's effort to reduce the treatment gap can appear painstakingly planned, like the blueprints for a shopping complex or a neighborhood. But the secret of the country's success is not rooted in elaborate planning. Nor did it rely on generous funding or government support.

Channels: Epilepsy, Healthcare, Middle East News, Local - Texas,

Released:
17-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST
Newswise: Epilepsy education at Disneyland: Spreading awareness, changing lives
Released:
6-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
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Newswise: Should People with Epilepsy Ever Stop Taking Medication?

Should People with Epilepsy Ever Stop Taking Medication?

International League Against Epilepsy

Medication controls seizures in many people with epilepsy. The drugs are not a cure, but seizures don't always last a lifetime. After years without seizures, is it safe for some people to gradually come off their medications?

Channels: Epilepsy, Neuro, Pharmaceuticals, Local - Texas,

Released:
3-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Six ways doctors can improve reproductive health in women with epilepsy
Released:
20-Nov-2019 11:10 AM EST
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Newswise: Anti-seizure drugs and pregnancy: New research on safety and prescription patterns
Released:
18-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Newswise: How to improve epilepsy care in Africa? Include traditional healers, schoolchildren and the guy next door

How to improve epilepsy care in Africa? Include traditional healers, schoolchildren and the guy next door

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In Mozambique, most people with epilepsy don’t seek treatment. So the country took on an intimidating challenge: Diagnose and treat more people by increasing awareness, reducing stigma, improving medication access, and partnering with traditional healers.

Channels: All Journal News, Epilepsy, Healthcare, Mental Health, Religion, Rural Issues, African News, Local - Texas,

Released:
31-Oct-2019 1:35 PM EDT
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Newswise: Parents of adults with epilepsy: Caregiving without a net

Parents of adults with epilepsy: Caregiving without a net

International League Against Epilepsy

When an adult child is diagnosed with epilepsy, their parents face a wide array of social, emotional and financial issues, often with very little support. Striking a balance between caring for their child and allowing independence can be difficult and frustrating.

Channels: Children's Health, Epilepsy, Family and Parenting, Neuro, Local - Texas,

Released:
21-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Epilepsy and caregiver stress: How one family counters stress by giving back

Epilepsy and caregiver stress: How one family counters stress by giving back

International League Against Epilepsy

Epilepsy affects entire families, with impacts on caregivers' physical health, emotional functioning, social relationships, employment and finances. Caregivers and siblings are at risk for post-traumatic stress. Here's how one family works to channel their stress and frustration into helping others.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Epilepsy, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Local - Texas,

Released:
20-Sep-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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