Navigating Epilepsy: The Road Ahead

New Year’s Resolutions: Maybe?

New Year’s Resolutions: Maybe?

MAYBE? As I was searching for topics and ideas for this month’s blog posting I happened upon some thoughts on the power of MAYBE. Many of us know about the power of positive thinking but what about the power of maybe? This is what I took away from my research, I think it is a great way to start the new year! Many of us will make resolutions and set goals for the new year. We may want to start a...

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American Epilepsy Society meeting coming up!

American Epilepsy Society meeting coming up!

The American Epilepsy Society (AES) is hosting its annual meeting – the 68th Annual meeting – at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The meeting will be held from December 5-9, 2014 and is expected to be attended by more than 5000 experts in the field of epilepsy and seizure-related disorders. What makes annual AES meetings unique is that it is attended by neurologists,...

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Safety issues in people with epilepsy

Safety issues in people with epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by spontaneous recurrent seizures and is managed by drugs known as anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). These drugs work reasonably well in two-thirds of the patient population, but the rest of the population does not respond to AEDs (these people are called ‘refractory’ or resistant to AEDs). All patients with epilepsy need to make themselves aware...

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