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Purple Day on March 26th promotes epilepsy awareness worldwide

Purple Day on March 26th promotes epilepsy awareness worldwide

 Participating in the ribbon cutting at the new location of the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre are, left to right: city councillor and BIA board member Cory Robin; Timmins MPP Gilles Bisson; executive director Anne Marie Sorsa; Mayor George Pirie; Chamber of Commerce vice-president Kraymr Grenke; and Timmins Police community relations officer Cst. Caroline Rouillard. […]

Epilepsy Centers Focus on Unique Needs of Older Adults

Epilepsy Centers Focus on Unique Needs of Older Adults

Article In Brief Seizures in older adults often are more subtle than those experienced by younger people, so patients, caregivers, and even physicians may not detect them. However, diagnosing and treating seizures in older people is imperative because it could stave off cognitive decline. The neurologists interviewed here are developing multidisciplinary approaches to diagnosing and […]

Focus On With Dr. Sadek: Genetics of Epilepsy part 1 & 2

Focus On With Dr. Sadek: Genetics of Epilepsy part 1 & 2

As science and medicine continue to advance, so does the knowledge for the role genetics may play in epilepsy. While many people with epilepsy often worry if they will pass their epilepsy to future generations, they should be reassured that this risk is typically quite low. Inherited vs. Mutations It is important to distinguish that […]

Clinical experts offer advice on prescribing cannabis medicines to patients with epilepsy

Clinical experts offer advice on prescribing cannabis medicines to patients with epilepsy

  There’s considerable interest in using cannabis-based medications to help treat drug resistant epilepsy, but clinicians have little guidance on how or when to prescribe these products. A working group comprised of pediatric and adult epilepsy specialists, clinical pharmacists, pharmacologists, and cannabis researchers from across Australia recently developed an interim “consensus advise” for prescribers and […]

Conflict in Ukraine has serious repercussions for people with epilepsy and the health professionals who support them

Conflict in Ukraine has serious repercussions for people with epilepsy and the health professionals who support them

About 250,000 people in Ukraine have epilepsy, which requires daily medication. But supplies of anti-seizure medications are running low in Ukraine, and nearly 2 million people have fled into neighboring countries, with more likely to follow over the coming weeks.About 250,000 people in Ukraine have epilepsy, which requires daily medication. But supplies of anti-seizure medications […]

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