Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca talks mission to advocate for those with epilepsy

Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca talks mission to advocate for those with epilepsy

PITTSBURGH — November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Before his football career even began, at age 15 now Steelers Hall of Famer Alan Faneca suffered his first seizure. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with the neurological disorder. Now, through the Steps Toward Zero Foundation, Faneca’s made it his mission to share his epilepsy journey, and be […]

Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca talks mission to advocate for those with epilepsy

Epilepsy Affects Millions of People

November Is National Epilepsy Awareness Month Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that makes people more susceptible to seizures. A seizure happens when brain cells misfire, causing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. People with epilepsy may have just one episode or many. They may recover quickly after the seizure or be affected for hours or […]

Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca talks mission to advocate for those with epilepsy

Advice on How to Get Rid of Anxiety in Your Life

You might feel uncomfortable if you or a loved one is having an epileptic seizure. Epileptic seizures cause serious neurological damage because they interfere with the brain’s intricate chemical processes. In a small percentage of otherwise healthy individuals, anti-epileptic medications have been related to anxiety and other mental health issues. Anxiety has been associated with […]

Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca talks mission to advocate for those with epilepsy

The value of epilepsy specialty nurses: Taking action

Newswise — Epilepsy specialty nurses (ESNs) play crucial roles in epilepsy care; they’ve been called the glue that holds together the social, clinical, educational, and emotional dimensions that people with epilepsy must navigate. The breadth, depth, and impact of ESN roles is not always recognized or valued. Changing that is one of the aims of […]

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