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Managing epilepsy

Managing epilepsy

Temporal lobe epilepsies are common in adolescents and younger adults, while strokes, head injuries, and brain tumors are causes in the elderly. Approximately 50 million individuals are affected by epilepsy globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Due to a lack of knowledge, people often fail to take care of those with this condition. […]

Addressing Racial Disparity in Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome: A Boston Children’s Hospital Initiative

Addressing Racial Disparity in Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome: A Boston Children’s Hospital Initiative

Understanding Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome (IESS), also known as infantile spasms, is the most common form of epilepsy observed during infancy. Characterized by spasms, loss of consciousness, and often intellectual disability, IESS is a severe disorder that requires early diagnosis and immediate referral to a neurologist for effective treatment. However, recent […]

Stigma in Epilepsy in 2023: How Far Have We Come?

Stigma in Epilepsy in 2023: How Far Have We Come?

December 13, 2023 Isabella Ciccone, MPH In recent conversations with experts in epilepsy, the impact of stigmatization remains high for patients and ongoing efforts by clinicians to address this issue in the clinical setting has been underscored, despite the global lack of awareness about new treatments and other resources. Epilepsy, a condition characterized by a […]

Can you have a seizure without having epilepsy?

Can you have a seizure without having epilepsy?

Over 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy yet there is still a lot of confusion about the neurological disorder. A popular misunderstanding is that you can only have seizures – temporary abnormal movements such as stiffness, twitching, or limpness – if you have epilepsy. Dr. Ikram Khan, a neurologist at Aurora Health Care, helps set the record straight. […]

What to know about epilepsy, and how to provide first aid if someone you know suffers a seizure

What to know about epilepsy, and how to provide first aid if someone you know suffers a seizure

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition which leads to seizures. It affects millions of people in the United States and tens-of-millions worldwide. It’s important to know what epilepsy is, how to recognize what happens during a seizure, and how to provide first aid when someone is having a seizure. What are epilepsy and seizures? Epilepsy […]

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 […]

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