Category: "Seizures"

Arnold Palmer Hospital Reaches Highest Level in Epilepsy Treatment

EpiliepsyU would like to congratulate Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children for achieving the highest level of care and innovation in the treatment of epilepsy! Hospital Becomes the First and Only Level-4 Epilepsy Center in Central Florida ORLANDO, Fla. (April 12, 2012) – Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been named a Level-4 Epilepsy Center – […]

AAN responds to IOM report, pledges to improve quality of life for epilepsy patients

AAN responds to IOM report, pledges to improve quality of life for epilepsy patients

This is AAN’s response to the new IOM study and report that came out on March 30, entitled, “Epilepsy across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding” See video below. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest organization of neurologists, is pledging to work with the entire epilepsy community to improve the quality of […]

Johns Hopkins devises new seizure detection software

Johns Hopkins devises new seizure detection software

Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, but in a third of these cases, medication cannot keep seizures from occurring. One solution is to shoot a short pulse of electricity to the brain to stamp out the seizure just as it begins to erupt. But brain implants designed to do this have run into a stubborn […]

Vaccines for measles may not increase risk of febrile seizures in 4-6 year olds

Vaccines for measles may not increase risk of febrile seizures in 4-6 year olds

Vaccines for measles were not associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures among 4-6 year olds during the six weeks after vaccination, according to a study by the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center that appears in the current issue of Pediatrics. Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the study of 86,750 children follows an earlier study published in […]

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