Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Epilepsy Affects Millions of People

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 […]

Epilepsy Affects Millions of People

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 […]

Epilepsy Affects Millions of People

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 […]

Epilepsy Affects Millions of People

Maryland Governor’s House Turned Purple for National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Bowie, Md., November 22, 2022 – Today, Governor Larry Hogan will light up the Governor’s House purple to not only recognize National Epilepsy Awareness Month, but to also celebrate the passage of Brynleigh’s Act (Senate Bill 299) and the bill’s namesake, Brynleigh Shillinger. Brynleigh, who lives with epilepsy and a rare genetic condition called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), turned […]

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