Navigating Epilepsy: The Road Ahead

Issues in women with epilepsy..

Issues in women with epilepsy..

For this month, we will be focusing on specific issues that women with epilepsy can face. There are no differences between men and women if one were to look at the risk for recurrent seizures, or the likelihood for relief from seizures with medication. However, there are differences as far as seizures are concerned between men and women, and this is because of sex hormones namely estrogen and...

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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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Qué Necesitas saber si la Epilepsia ha Tocado tu Vida was just published in Spanish (Español) in response to the needs of the Spanish-speaking epilepsy community

Qué Necesitas saber si la Epilepsia ha Tocado tu Vida was just published in Spanish (Español) in response to the needs of the Spanish-speaking epilepsy community

Reading and understanding a book about epilepsy in English can be tough.  Imagine trying to read about epilepsy in English when you don’t really know English all that well.  Dr. Lancman, medical director of the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and epileptologist of 20+ years) who is himself also of Hispanic heritage (Argentina) decided to tackle the project of writing Qué Necesitas saber si...

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November 2013 is epilepsy awareness month

November 2013 is epilepsy awareness month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the USA.  This month provides the epilepsy community with 30 days to shine a light on epilepsy, raise awareness in the general public about epilepsy and seizures, fight stigma and ignorance, raise funds for epilepsy agencies and research, and find a cure. Did you know that eepilepsy affects about 2 million people in the United States and that...

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