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Status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency that requires rapid and aggressive treatment to prevent neuronal damage, systemic complications and death. When the seizures associated with SE do not respond to initial drug therapy; thus becoming what...
Herbal products have been taken for centuries for a variety of reasons. Over the past 15 years, more and more people have taken herbal products for their general health. Popular herbal products in America include: gingko biloba, echinacea,...
On a brisk, sunny November morning, while resting in a secluded grove of orange and yellow-leaved trees, Warren Lammert sits on the concrete steps of a hotel in Virginia and recounts one of the scariest moments of his life – the day his then-8...
Certain individuals are born with special sensitivity to flashing lights or contrasting visual patterns, such as stripes, grids and checkerboards. Because of this condition, their brain will produce epileptic-like discharges when exposed to this...
Among the 200,000 Americans diagnosed with epilepsy each year, more than two-thirds control their seizures with medication. A century ago, that wasn’t an option. Before 1912, when phenobarbital became the first drug to suppress seizures...

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