Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Mayo Clinic doctor recognized for epilepsy research

Mayo Clinic doctor recognized for epilepsy research

A Mayo Clinic professor is being honored by the American Epilepsy Society (AES). Dr. Gregory A. Worrell, professor of Neurology, Physiology & Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, has been given the 2022 Clinic Science Research Award during the annual AES meeting.  Dr. Worrell directs the Bioelectronics Neurophysiology and Engineering Lab and his research is […]

Severe Seizures Are Rising, Especially Among Minorities

Severe Seizures Are Rising, Especially Among Minorities

Growing numbers of Americans are suffering prolonged, life-threatening seizures known as status epilepticus, and Black people are nearly twice as likely to experience these seizures as white people. These are the main findings from new research looking at hospitalizations for status epilepticus from 2010 to 2019 across the United States. Status epilepticus refers to a […]

‘She’s a perfectionist’: epilepsy is no barrier for eight-year-old rider gearing up for London

‘She’s a perfectionist’: epilepsy is no barrier for eight-year-old rider gearing up for London

An eight-year-old rider is gearing up for her London International Horse Show debut with her 18-year-old mare Overley Gamebird, after the Cornavirus pandemic prevented them for competing at the prestigious show two years ago. Millie Rackham-Cobb and the Welsh part-bred veteran, who is known as Mildred at home, qualified for the Senior Showing and Dressage Ltd (SSADL) finals on […]

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 […]

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