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The Top 5 Myths & Facts About VNS Therapy

The Top 5 Myths & Facts About VNS Therapy

Key Takeaways Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy does not require brain surgery.1 You may need to keep taking antiepileptic drugs along with VNS Therapy.1 The benefits of VNS Therapy usually improve over time.2 VNS Therapy can be controlled both automatically and manually.3 If you want to stop using VNS Therapy, it can be turned off […]

Obtaining your license after a seizure

Obtaining your license after a seizure

A seizure may cause an individual to lose control over their bodily functions — or even become unconscious. If such an event happens while someone is behind the wheel, the result could be catastrophic. DMVs in many states may suspend a driver’s license if a driver is diagnosed with epilepsy or suffers from seizures. The […]

Can You Tell if You or Someone Else is About to Have a Seizure?

Can You Tell if You or Someone Else is About to Have a Seizure?

Seizures occur when there is a misfiring, or malfunctioning signal in the electrical system of your brain. This signal disrupts your normal brain function, and can have effects like impaired movements or loss of consciousness. There are several types of seizures, and everyone can have different experiences with them. People with recurrent seizures are diagnosed with […]

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Epilepsy in Children

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Epilepsy in Children

Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes recurring seizures. It affects about 470,000 children and 3 million adultsTrusted Source in the United States. Seizures are episodes of neurological symptoms caused by changes in your brain’s electrical activity. Tonic-colonic seizures, previously known as grand mal seizures, cause a change of consciousness and full-body convulsions. Some other types of seizures cause symptoms […]

Current Role of Seizure Detection Devices in Patients with Epilepsy

Current Role of Seizure Detection Devices in Patients with Epilepsy

There are 5 main categories of seizure detection devices used to provide more accurate seizure count and alert caregivers to ensure prompt intervention; a recent review published in Neurology assessed their mechanism of action and efficacy. Epilepsy is associated with recurrent, unprovoked seizures, which may be life threatening. Several seizure detection modalities were developed for safety purposes […]

Shining a healing light on the brain

Shining a healing light on the brain

Scientists make pivotal discovery of method for wireless modulation of neurons with X-rays that could improve the lives of patients with brain disorders. The X-ray source only requires a machine like that found in a dentist’s office. Many people worldwide suffer from movement-related brain disorders. Epilepsy accounts for more than 50 million; essential tremor, 40 million; and Parkinson’s disease, 10 million. […]

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