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CBD 101 – CBD 101

CBD 101 – CBD 101

On any given day, my email inbox will contain at least 10 press releases for something involving or containing cannabidiol—the cannabis compound more colloquially known as CBD. In my persepctive, it’s entertaining and a bit alarming watching CBD flood consumer...

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How To Prevent Some Epilepsy Seizures

How To Prevent Some Epilepsy Seizures

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by abnormal activity in the brain, triggering seizures. Now, what happens in the human body when a seizure occurs? "Our whole body is an electrical system. We’re communicating through the nerves, and they’re...

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Energy Drink Linked To Causing Seizure

Energy Drink Linked To Causing Seizure

A recently published report describes the case of a 16-year-old male patient who experienced a breakthrough seizure following ingestion of an energy drink and highlights the importance of recognizing drug-herb interactions and properly counseling patients on them.  ...

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Diagnosing Epilepsy

Diagnosing Epilepsy

Shelly Callender’s daughter Addy started having seizures when she was 19 years old. “She said she didn’t know what happened; she didn’t think anything had happened, that she must have fallen asleep. It was just kind of hard to process what was really going on because...

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Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Ketosis and ketoacidosis both involve the production of ketones in the body. However, while ketosis is generally safe, ketoacidosis can be life-threatening.Nutritional ketosis occurs when the body starts burning fat instead of glucose. Inducing ketosis is the aim of a...

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Seizure Detection and SUDEP Prevention

Seizure Detection and SUDEP Prevention

For many of the 3 million adults and 470,000 children in the US (1.2% of the population) living with active epilepsy,1 the unpredictable nature of seizures is unsettling for both patients and caregivers. Seizures can have many immediate negative consequences; the most...

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