Category: "Driving & Epilepsy"

CBD, hemp users and businesses push DeSantis to veto bill banning delta-8

CBD, hemp users and businesses push DeSantis to veto bill banning delta-8

The governor has received thousands of emails, phone calls and letters from people opposed to the bill. Fewer than 100 have reached out to his office in favor. TALLAHASSEE — Thousands of Floridians have called and written Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office to urge him to veto a bill that they say would effectively neuter the […]

Letters to the Editor: People with epilepsy are afraid to talk to their doctors. How California can change that

Letters to the Editor: People with epilepsy are afraid to talk to their doctors. How California can change that

To the editor: We at the Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles were heartbroken to read Paul Karrer’s article about his father’s death. His story, however, is a tragic outlier. Adults with well-controlled epilepsy are involved in fewer crashes than drivers with many other medical conditions. One study found that a fraction of 1% of all car crashes […]

When Is It Time to Stop Driving Because of a Neurologic Condition?

When Is It Time to Stop Driving Because of a Neurologic Condition?

Getting loved ones who have memory and executive function problems to stop driving can be tricky. These recommendations may help. Growing up in Michigan, the home state of the automobile industry, Jack George, 68, loved driving. Whether in a car or truck or on a motorcycle, he relished getting in the driver’s seat and going […]

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 […]

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