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DIAGNOSING SEIZURES IS KEY TO TREATMENT

DIAGNOSING SEIZURES IS KEY TO TREATMENT

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 out of 10 people will have a seizure during their lifetime. Most of these seizures will be epileptic seizures, which are caused by unusual brain activity that includes simultaneous firing of brain cells. The other type of seizures are non-epileptic seizures or attacks […]

Epilepsy’s long-term effects extend beyond seizures, impacting relationships and mental health

Epilepsy’s long-term effects extend beyond seizures, impacting relationships and mental health

Epilepsy presents with a myriad of symptoms. loss of consciousness jerking of hands and legs, falls, and frothing from the mouth, loss of bowel and bladder control are classical symptoms. The enduring effects of epilepsy reach beyond seizures, affecting interpersonal relationships, career, finances, and social status. Alongside other factors, this influence may lead to feelings […]

New author working to end stigma surrounding epilepsy

New author working to end stigma surrounding epilepsy

Sara Staggs is in Cleveland this weekend, participating in Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle Intervention For Epilepsy symposium “I’m doing so much better. The brain surgery that I had at the Cleveland Clinic was a laser ablation,” Staggs said. “It’s a relatively new surgery where they can just, instead of opening up your skull, taking out a […]

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Here’s how you can get involved

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Here’s how you can get involved

November is here, and it’s not just a month for autumn leaves and Thanksgiving, it’s also a time to raise awareness about epilepsy. Epilepsy Awareness Month is dedicated to dispelling myths, fostering understanding, and supporting those living with this neurological disorder. It is a chronic condition characterised by recurrent seizures, which are sudden, uncontrolled electrical […]

Cellular atlas guides new understanding of brain

Cellular atlas guides new understanding of brain

Innovative technology gives voice to pathologic changes in neurodegenerative illnesses like Alzheimer’s By combining noninvasive imaging techniques, investigators have created a comprehensive cellular atlas of a region of the human brain known as Broca’s area — an area critical for producing language. The new technology will provide insights into the presence and spread of pathologic […]

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