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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 […]

Personalized Epilepsy Treatment for Each Child

Personalized Epilepsy Treatment for Each Child

A parent notices their usually active young daughter seems dazed and sleepy, staring and blinking. Another child falls over out of the blue. Others might shake, jerk, stiffen up—or even pass out. A child’s first seizure is almost always a shock and can be scary and confusing for the whole family. Afterward, many have to […]

Here’s Why Texas Children Carry Different Colored Pumpkin Candy Buckets on Halloween

Here’s Why Texas Children Carry Different Colored Pumpkin Candy Buckets on Halloween

Halloween is slowly creeping up on us and soon your neighborhood will be filled with kids walking around with their candy buckets, ready to load up on candy! During the Halloween season we’re used to seeing children walking around with the bright orange pumpkin buckets, but recently you may have noticed that now these orange […]

Common myths about epilepsy and kids

Common myths about epilepsy and kids

Epilepsy is one of the more common neurologic disorders in children. About 1 in 26 people have epilepsy, and 1 in 10 people will have at least one seizure in their lifetime.   Dr. Anthony Fine, a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at Mayo Clinic, says even though it’s fairly common in children, there are a few misconceptions when […]

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