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Johns Hopkins neurologists report that a rigorously high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet not only reduces the number of seizures in children with severe seizure disorders, but also keeps the frequency of attacks lower years after the diet is stopped...
In her book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman tells the story of Lia Lee, a young Hmong girl whose epilepsy was diagnosed in Merced, California. The title of Ms. Fadiman's book describes the Hmong translation of the word "...
When I talk to other doctors about epilepsy, I try to offer a few bits of my own experience in diagnosing the condition and caring for patients. I find that my own shortcomings are a good source of "pearls," and examining them reminds me not to fall...
For many individuals, seizures are not randomly distributed in time. They cluster. A woman may go 4 weeks with no seizures and then have three in a 30-hour period. A child may awaken and have dozens of atonic seizures with head drops over 45 minutes...
Whether your epilepsy treatment is a success or a failure often depends on whom you ask. Your doctor may judge it by the numbers: How many seizures do you have if you take so many milligrams of medication? If more milligrams or more medications...

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