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Purple Day on March 26th promotes epilepsy awareness worldwide

Purple Day on March 26th promotes epilepsy awareness worldwide

 Participating in the ribbon cutting at the new location of the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre are, left to right: city councillor and BIA board member Cory Robin; Timmins MPP Gilles Bisson; executive director Anne Marie Sorsa; Mayor George Pirie; Chamber of Commerce vice-president Kraymr Grenke; and Timmins Police community relations officer Cst. Caroline Rouillard. […]

FDA approves first treatment for seizures in patients with rare form of genetic epilepsy

FDA approves first treatment for seizures in patients with rare form of genetic epilepsy

The FDA has approved Ztalmy for the treatment of seizures associated with cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5 deficiency disorder, or CDD, in patients aged 2 years and older, according to a press release from the manufacturer. Ztalmy (ganaxolone; Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc.) oral suspension is the first FDA-approved treatment specifically for seizures associated with CDD, a rare form […]

Five Facts to Know About Head Injuries

Five Facts to Know About Head Injuries

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, aimed at spreading awareness about one of the leading causes of death and disability in America. It is surprising to realize just how many people suffer permanent damage or death from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In January, the tragic death of comedian Bob Saget, who sustained a head […]

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