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Teens With Epilepsy Face Higher Odds for Eating Disorders

Teens With Epilepsy Face Higher Odds for Eating Disorders

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter Key Takeaways Teens with epilepsy are more likely to have an eating disorder than other kids, a new survey finds About 8.4% of teens treated for epilepsy had an eating disorder, compared to the national average of 2.7% Anorexia was more common than bulimia or binge eating among epileptic teens […]

Rapid Genome Sequencing Expedites Epilepsy, Seizure Diagnosis in Infants

Rapid Genome Sequencing Expedites Epilepsy, Seizure Diagnosis in Infants

Aug 22, 2023 Rapid genome sequencing (rGS) testing is feasible to facilitate early diagnosis among infants with new-onset epilepsy, according to a study. The international, multicenter pilot cohort study is published in The Lancet Neurology.1 “The status quo has been to treat seizures like a symptom and try to find medications that alleviate them,” Annapurna Poduri, MD, […]

Wiltshire mum calls for supermarket trolley seats for disabled children

Wiltshire mum calls for supermarket trolley seats for disabled children

A mum from Wiltshire is calling for major supermarkets to introduce trolleys with seats for children with disabilities. Rachel Mead, from Melksham, has a 16-month-old son, who has two variants of TBCK syndrome. A rare degenerative brain disorder, it affects Drae’s central nervous system. Ms Mead has now written about the problem with existing designs to […]

Growing up with Epilepsy: Changing Docs as you go

Growing up with Epilepsy: Changing Docs as you go

  Almost half a million American kids live with epilepsy and another 10 to 20 million have a chronic illness. As these younger patients grow up, many will need to start treatment with adult specialists, putting them at risk of falling through the cracks. Ivanhoe has more on transitioning care and learning to live in […]

Family Planning With Epilepsy

Family Planning With Epilepsy

 Epilepsy impacts 1.3 million women of childbearing age across the United States. Couples with epilepsy often have concerns about passing the condition to their children, fertility, and pregnancy safety. Though epilepsy can present challenges, positive pregnancy outcomes are possible. This is especially true with planning and guidance from your healthcare team. This article reviews how […]

Show Epilepsy Who’s Boss

Show Epilepsy Who’s Boss

Creative Solutions to Go Further Faster DENVER METROPOLITAN AREA, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, January 4, 2023 — Katie Sisk created a tried-and-true system called “Show Epilepsy Who’s Boss.” This program provides a new alternative for families and their children to find creative solutions to take back control after feeling uncertain due to seizures and to have the […]

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