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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...
“Relationships are the most important part of our lives. They are what sustain us and bolster us in both joyful and trying times. And yet, within the confines of a physicians’ office, relationship issues tend to get overlooked,”...
When Dr. James W. Wheless, came on board to Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center as Director of the Neuroscience Institute and of the LeBonheur Comprehensive Epilepsy Program , in May 2005, he came on with several goals, but the immediate one was to...
In the hills of Latrobe, Penn., on a relatively small but picturesque plot of land known as Saint Vincent College, a screeching horn pierces the air. A momentary hush falls over the crowd and then somewhere, amidst the behemoths better known as the...

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