Navigating Epilepsy: The Road Ahead

A genetic condition that can cause epilepsy-Glut1 Deficiency explained by Dr. Firas Taha from the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

A genetic condition that can cause epilepsy-Glut1 Deficiency explained by Dr. Firas Taha from the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

In this blog post, we are focusing on Glucose transporter type 1 (Glut1) deficiency syndrome.  We sat down with Dr. Firas Taha, pediatric epileptologist at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and asked him to explain this complex disorder to us.  Dr. Taha completed his child neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic Florida and his clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the New York University,...

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PURPLE DAY!

PURPLE DAY!

Here is a post from a year ago that can tell us all about Purple Day, a great event coming up this month!   WHAT IS PURPLE DAY? With so many “awareness day”s in our calendars I thought it may be a good idea to take a little time and provide the history and background for PURPLE DAY on March 26th. It is great to see what one person’s efforts can create on a global scale! We hope you...

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Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day!

Most of us know Groundhog Day as the event that determines how long we will have to continue to “suffer through” the winter before we are able to see the spring. But I am sure that there are a number of you who are aware of the classic 1993 movie Groundhog Day, where Bill Murray is forced to relive the same day over and over. I mention this because I was working with a client who came to see...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As we embark upon 2016 I think that it is quite common to spend some time thinking about goals for the future and achievements from the past. Unfortunately, I also think that it is common to spend a good amount of time being critical of what we may or not have accomplished. I say we do away with the latter! For most people living with epilepsy each day is a bit more complicated then it may be for...

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“THE HOLIDAYS”

“THE HOLIDAYS”

For some the thought of THE HOLIDAYS reminds of them of fond childhood memories and a sense of family and connection. Some look forward to the hustle and bustle of it all and find it to be a very positive time of year full of warmth and love. The describe it as time to reconnect and reflect upon the year and all the great things that have happened. For others, THE HOLIDAYS can represent a time of...

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Article published in 2015 in Epilepsy and Behavior Journal indicates troubling conditions for Hispanic immigrants to the US diagnosed with epilepsy

Article published in 2015 in Epilepsy and Behavior Journal indicates troubling conditions for Hispanic immigrants to the US diagnosed with epilepsy

It is estimated that the Hispanic population in the US is approximately at 52 million which translates to about 16.7% of the total US population. This is the first study that examined Hispanic patients diagnosed with epilepsy compared to their English-speaking, US born peers.  Thirty-eight Spanish-speaking immigrants with epilepsy were compared to 47 US-born, English-speaking epilepsy...

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