Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Understanding epilepsy, a common and treatable condition

Understanding epilepsy, a common and treatable condition

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that affects approximately 50 million people worldwide. It is characterized by recurrent seizures, which are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Seizures can vary in severity and can range from brief lapses in awareness or muscle spasms to full-blown seizures that involve convulsions and loss of consciousness. […]

University of Iowa graduate using past to drive her future

University of Iowa graduate using past to drive her future

Doctoral student researches epilepsy-related deaths IOWA CITY — At age 12, on the cusp of becoming a teen with a cellphone and ambitions of an increasingly independent existence full of friends, freedom and PG-13 movies, Alex Petrucci one morning climbed into the back seat of her family vehicle and found herself transported to a new […]

Author Jeffrey Demitrack’s new book “Dating in the Dark” is a profound memoir that discusses the traumas and stress faced by the author while dating with epilepsy

Author Jeffrey Demitrack’s new book “Dating in the Dark” is a profound memoir that discusses the traumas and stress faced by the author while dating with epilepsy

Recent release “Dating in the Dark” from Page Publishing author Jeffrey Demitrack is an eye-opening account that details moments in the author’s dating life that have been impacted by his epileptic seizures. By sharing his story, Demitrack hopes to shed light on seizure disorders and how they disrupt one’s everyday life while helping others with […]

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