Category: "Epilepsy in children"

Study Highlights Sleep Challenges and Self-Help Strategies for Pediatric Epilepsy

Study Highlights Sleep Challenges and Self-Help Strategies for Pediatric Epilepsy

A new cross-sectional study presented at the 2024 SLEEP Annual Meeting, held June 1 to 5, in Houston, Texas, showed that many pediatric patients with epilepsy experience sleep disturbance and poor sleep quality, and that a significant proportion of these attempted self-help strategies to improve sleep. The results underscore the importance of managing sleep in this […]

My son had seizures every day, and we worried about his future. A brain implant changed his life.

My son had seizures every day, and we worried about his future. A brain implant changed his life.

Liz Bronson’s son, Teddy, has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe type of epilepsy. Teddy was the youngest person in the country to get a brain implant to help. For the first time, at the age of 6, he’s able to walk and talk. This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Liz Bronson. It has […]

Best practices for the management of febrile seizures in children.

Best practices for the management of febrile seizures in children.

Febrile seizures (FS) are commonly perceived by healthcare professionals as a self-limited condition with a generally ‘benign’ nature. Nonetheless, they frequently lead to pediatric consultations, and their management can vary depending on the clinical context. For parents and caregivers, witnessing a seizure can be a distressing experience, significantly impacting their quality of life. In this […]

10 Benefits of CBD Oil & Why You Should Take It

10 Benefits of CBD Oil & Why You Should Take It

From chronic pain to epilepsy, CBD has become increasingly popular for its potential health benefits. But what can CBD do for you, and why should you take it? From chronic pain to epilepsy, people are giving rave reviews to CBD for its possible health benefits. Although most of these therapeutic effects aren’t fully understood, some […]

Neurologists Describe Childhood Absence Epilepsy as ‘Underrecognized’ but ‘Easily Diagnosed and Treated’

Neurologists Describe Childhood Absence Epilepsy as ‘Underrecognized’ but ‘Easily Diagnosed and Treated’

Expanding awareness of Childhood Absence Epilepsy helps early diagnosis and treatment WASHINGTON, May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The subtlety of childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) seizures, coupled with their close association with learning and mental health difficulties, can delay diagnosis despite CAE being one of the most common pediatric syndromes in the United States, according to a new expert-led clinical […]

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