Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Epilepsy and Alcohol: Triggers and Safe Drinking

Epilepsy and Alcohol: Triggers and Safe Drinking

There’s a complex relationship between seizures and alcohol. Heavy, long-term alcohol use and withdrawal from alcohol can lead to seizures. Alcohol can also trigger seizures if you have epilepsy and often interacts poorly with anti-seizure medications. In this article, learn what alcohol does to the brain, how it can lead to seizures, and what you need to know about […]

What to Know About COVID-19 and Epilepsy

What to Know About COVID-19 and Epilepsy

Debate continues as to whether epilepsy increases the severity of coronavirus People with epilepsy do not appear to be at a greater risk of getting coronavirus (COVID-19) than anyone else. That said, experts suggest that as many as one in four people with epilepsy experienced more seizures during the height of the pandemic, suggesting that the virus may […]

Developing a Framework to Address Health Inequities in Epilepsy

Developing a Framework to Address Health Inequities in Epilepsy

A review explored the connection between 4 domains (structural, sociocultural, health care, and physiological) contributing to the persistence of inequities in epilepsy risk and outcomes in the United States, as well as key areas of intervention to promote health equity. Although most epilepsy research to date has identified several key areas of disparities, authors of a review […]

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