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Introduced in the 1980s, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses a strong magnet instead of x-rays to take pictures of the brain. It is one of the best and most precise mechanisms for examining the brain, so it is extremely common for doctors to use...
Articles in recent medical journals have pointed out two alarming facts: Many epilepsy patients are poorly informed about their disorder. Many health-oriented websites offer incomplete information, and most are written at a high reading...
Titanic
Let's start talking about the way you take your seizure medicines by comparing you to the Captain of the Titanic. Yes, the big ocean liner that sank. Although it made an exciting film, it was a tragic event with terrible losses. After years of...
Following are some thoughts by Stacy Zaferes, a patient with epilepsy who had a Wada test, ending with the transcript of a conversation between Stacy and Dr. William Barr, a neuropsychologist involved in Wada testing: Prior to my brain surgery,...
The EEG test, electroencephalography, is a 20- to 45-minute procedure that provides information about brain function with the use of electrodes. Marked with a grease pencil, measurements of circumference calculate where...

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