By Robert S. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D. On the second day of the new year, the Hollywood couple, John Travolta and Kelly Preston lost their son. Jett Travolta died, reportedly because of a fall caused by a seizure. Jett was known to have epilepsy. When...
by Patty Shafer, Resource Specialist Epilepsy as a family affair When seizures strike, it’s more than just one person who lives with it - parents, siblings, grandparents, and other friends and relatives all want to know what’s going on, what’s...
I hope everyone has had a relaxing and fun summer. The Community has continued to be a great place for sharing views and ‘giving and getting’ support from each other. In browsing around, I’ve taken the liberty of highlighting a few threads of...
When a mother has epilepsy, she is challenged both personally by the disorder and also by her responsibilities as a parent. She must meet the needs of the child as well as maintain personal and possibly professional relationships (see our May...
For people with ongoing seizures despite available therapies, new developments in both medications and medical devices offer hope. With generous support from the Epilepsy Therapy Project, the CIMIT NeuroTechnology Program and the...

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