Category: "Driving & Epilepsy"

Behind the wheel: Navigating driving with epilepsy

Behind the wheel: Navigating driving with epilepsy

“You got too excited,” the instructor told her, writing a large “X” over her driving test. Veach, who was retaking the test after having epilepsy surgery, failed because of her rolling stop. She cried afterward. “I’m 30,” she said. “And I’m failing.” For people with epilepsy, the ability to drive ranks among their top concerns. Regulations vary […]

The Evolution of Epilepsy Care: Embracing New Perspectives on Travel and Mental Well-being

The Evolution of Epilepsy Care: Embracing New Perspectives on Travel and Mental Well-being

Epilepsy, a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures, affects millions of people worldwide. According to recent research conducted by Priti Vishwakarma, an epilepsy specialist, there are approximately 17 different types of epilepsy, each requiring distinct care and precautionary measures. Understanding the importance of knowledge, Vishwakarma emphasizes the significance of educating oneself about the condition. Instead […]

Galloway police assumed this woman had taken drugs. Instead, she was having an epileptic seizure.

Galloway police assumed this woman had taken drugs. Instead, she was having an epileptic seizure.

Corynne McKenney-Collier’s lawyer Stanley King filed a tort notice last week of intentions to file a lawsuit alleging “unnecessary and excessive force” by Galloway police.   Shortly after leaving home for work about 7 a.m., Corynne McKenney-Collier’s vehicle swerved on a South Jersey road, striking a tree. After having an epileptic seizure, she has little […]

Seizures While Driving Highlight Importance of Early  Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Seizures While Driving Highlight Importance of Early Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Before learning they had epilepsy, about 5% of people who have what’s called focal epilepsy had a seizure while driving, new research suggests. “Seizures while driving pose substantial risks for those experiencing them and for others on the road,” said study author Dr. Jacob Pellinen, of the University of Colorado in Aurora and a member of […]

Can People With Epilepsy Drive?

Can People With Epilepsy Drive?

Whether you can drive with epilepsy depends on your specific diagnosis, treatment, and the laws in your state. Epilepsy is a neurological condition that results in seizures. Because seizures can come on unpredictably and without warning and cause involuntary behaviors including loss of consciousness, driving when you have epilepsy poses some risks. This article explains driving laws by state, how […]

YOUR HEALTH: A.I., Safe Driving for People with Epilepsy?

YOUR HEALTH: A.I., Safe Driving for People with Epilepsy?

About three million American adults have epilepsy. Every state has different requirements when it comes to driving with the condition, the most common is that patients be seizure-free for a specific period of time and submit a doctor’s evaluation. Now, researchers at Yale University are using the power of artificial intelligence to help more accurately […]

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