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Orlando Health doubles epilepsy monitoring unit capacity within hospital system

Orlando Health doubles epilepsy monitoring unit capacity within hospital system

Physicians will be able to diagnose, evaluate and more accurately treat epilepsy through safe brainwave monitoring. The Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute and Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital are partnering to increase the number of epilepsy monitoring unit beds available for patients in Central Florida. The addition features four beds available at the new EMU site at Health Central […]

Antiseizure foods: What to know

Antiseizure foods: What to know

Food can affect epilepsy. Certain diets and restricting some types of food may help improve the frequency of seizures. Research has found that several diets, such as the ketogenic diet and the modified Atkins diet, can play a role in the management of epilepsy and seizures. Limiting sugary foods and prioritizing whole foods such as […]

CBD, hemp users and businesses push DeSantis to veto bill banning delta-8

CBD, hemp users and businesses push DeSantis to veto bill banning delta-8

The governor has received thousands of emails, phone calls and letters from people opposed to the bill. Fewer than 100 have reached out to his office in favor. TALLAHASSEE — Thousands of Floridians have called and written Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office to urge him to veto a bill that they say would effectively neuter the […]

Do epilepsy medications taken during pregnancy affect a child’s creativity?

Do epilepsy medications taken during pregnancy affect a child’s creativity?

While older drugs for epilepsy, taken while pregnant, have been shown in previous research to affect the creative thinking of children, a new study finds no effects on creativity for children born to those taking newer epilepsy drugs. This study is published in Neurology. Overall, the study found no effects on the children’s creative abilities or […]

What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

Scientists believe epilepsy and bipolar disorder share several common factors. However, they are still investigating the exact relationship between these conditions. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition with several subtypes. It causes varying episodes of shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and concentration. Epilepsy is a condition that causes people to have seizures. There […]

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