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Podcast: Life as a Medical Student with Epilepsy

We talk with a third-year medical student, a neurology researcher, an avid rock climber, and a young man with epilepsy who had a responsive neurostimulator (RNS) implanted last year. The catch: They’re all the same person.
22-Jun-2022 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Podcast episode: Creating epilepsy-smart schools in India

Children spend a lot of time in school, and that includes children with epilepsy. But most teachers don’t receive training in what epilepsy is, what seizures look like, or what to do if a student has a seizure.
17-Jun-2022 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Epilepsy education in India: Teacher training project aims to address stigma, increase inclusion

Schools can be important for epilepsy screening, as well as awareness of seizure first aid and basic knowledge. In a rural area of Punjab, a three-year project of surveys and training activities aimed to increase knowledge and dispel myths and...
17-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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La capacitación docente sobre la epilepsia es fácil de usar y también encuentra audiencias bienvenidas entre padres y neurólogos

En Ontario, Canadá, un grupo de psicólogos y miembros de una agencia comunitaria de apoyo a la epilepsia habían discutido durante mucho tiempo la necesidad de educación sobre la epilepsia para los maestros de escuela.
17-Jun-2022 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Teaching Teachers About Epilepsy: Intervention Also Benefits Students, Parents, Neurologists

Though children spend many hours in school, their teachers often don't have knowledge about epilepsy. Many are afraid of having students with epilepsy in their classes, which can be a barrier to both effective learning and student inclusion.
8-Jun-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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World Health Organization Unanimously Approves Plan to Improve Epilepsy Care, Reduce Stigma

On 27 May 2022, World Health Organization Member States unanimously approved the Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders (IGAP) at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
27-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders: What’s next?

The World Health Organization's 75th World Health Assembly convenes May 22, with implications for epilepsy and other neurological disorders. Join us for a webinar discussing the member states' vote on the Intersectoral Global Action Plan.
16-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Addressing Status Epilepticus Management in Low-Resource Regions: “Where Do We Fit in?”

Low-resource areas face multiple challenges to diagnosing and treating long-lasting seizures, or status epilepticus. We talked with neurologists in four countries about how status epilepticus is managed in their areas.
11-May-2022 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Epigenetics in epilepsy and the Michael Prize: Dr. Katja Kobow

Though she became involved in epilepsy epigenetics research “by accident,” Katja Kobow is already one of the leading researchers in the field, and the most recent recipient of the prestigious Michael Prize. Sharp Waves talked with her about the...
3-Jun-2022 9:30 AM EDT

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Epilepsy and Pregnancy: A Conversation with Dr. Page Pennell

Can women with epilepsy get pregnant, give birth to healthy babies, and breastfeed? What are the myths and misconceptions, and what do physicians and women need to know? Dr. Anca Arbune interviews Dr. Page Pennell about the latest research and...
16-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT

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Deep brain stimulation for epilepsy: Dr. Robert Fisher

Deep-brain stimulation (DBS) is the newest of three types of neuromodulation for epilepsy. Targeted electrical pulses inhibit a network in the brain involved in starting and spreading seizures. This interference is linked with a reduction in the...
17-Mar-2022 10:30 AM EDT

Epilepsy care in Zambia: "Now that we have neurologists, we will have a voice"

In 2018, Zambia had 17 million people and four neurologists. The country's first post-graduate neurology training program is changing the entire country's perceptions of what epilepsy is and how to treat it - one day at a time.
30-Nov-2021 12:55 PM EST

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