Navigating Epilepsy: The Road Ahead

Purple Pumpkin Project for Epilepsy 2013

Purple Pumpkin Project for Epilepsy 2013

Last year, loving father and epilepsy advocate, Ron Lamontagne, came up with a small local idea in Connecticut when brainstorming on how to get people to talk more about epilepsy.  Little did he know that in just a few months, this initiative would turn into a massive movement that spread all over the US.  The nation was rapidly populated with purple pumpkins of all sizes, shapes, materials and...

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Epilepsy book recommendations for summer reading at the beach and pool

Epilepsy book recommendations for summer reading at the beach and pool

Summer is a great time to catch up with our reading of fine literature.  An excellent use of that time can be to read books and novels that feature epilepsy and persons with epilepsy as characters.  These are just a sampling of fantastic novels and books on epilepsy.  Most have been written by persons with epilepsy or neurologists who specialize in treating epilepsy and seizures. Adult...

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Epileptic or person with epilepsy: Does it matter?

Epileptic or person with epilepsy: Does it matter?

In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliette, Juliette claimed that names and words don’t really matter when she stated: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…” But social scientists have actually determined that what we call something can have powerful effects and these effects can sometimes be harmful. For example, calling a child “dumb,”...

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