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A recent study revealed that most patients succeed in getting a job after temporal lobe surgery. But the most important predictor wasn’t seizure freedom, it was whether they were employed before the operation. Andres Kanner, M.D., Professor...
The ketogenic diet can be a very effective long-term treatment for children with epilepsy despite the potential adverse effects and challenges in following the diet, according to a study presented by Darcy Groesbeck at this year’s 58th annual...
Antiepileptic drugs have provided tremendous relief for many people with epilepsy. But around one-third of patients with epilepsy continue to have seizures despite medication, according to Brian Litt, M.D., an associate professor of neurology and...
As the sun’s crest begins peeking over the gentle horizon, and as its subtle heat begins burning off the early morning fog, all that can be heard in Doylestown, Penn., are Mark Ashby’s feet pounding against pavement. It’s...
Fireworks
Fireworks, flags, video games and even early evening or night driving appear to carry a certain risk for people with epilepsy. Dr. Erba explained how it is that some people watching fireworks might find that the display triggers a seizure. He...

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