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Epilepsy education at Disneyland: Spreading awareness, changing lives

At Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland, thousands of families and physicians mix epilepsy education, information, and advocacy with enjoying a day at "the happiest place on earth."
6-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Should People with Epilepsy Ever Stop Taking Medication?

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?
3-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Six ways doctors can improve reproductive health in women with epilepsy

With a little time, some information and a few questions, neurologists can help women with epilepsy make choices about birth control, folic acid supplements, and pregnancy.
20-Nov-2019 11:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Anti-seizure drugs and pregnancy: New research on safety and prescription patterns

About 600,000 women with epilepsy become pregnant each year. Careful management of anti-seizure medications can reduce risks to both mother and baby.
18-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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...
31-Oct-2019 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Parents of adults with epilepsy: Caregiving without a net

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...
21-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Screening for depression in people with epilepsy: Improve care, save lives

Any neurologist who sees patients with epilepsy also sees patients with undiagnosed depression. A simple screening tool can improve outcomes and save lives.
23-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
20-Sep-2019 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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