Navigating Epilepsy: The Road Ahead

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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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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