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William B. Svoboda, MD, is a retired pediatric neurologist. He is the founder and former Director of Via Christi Epilepsy Center of Wichita, Kansas. This series of articles about the effects of epilepsy on children's lives and personalities, and...
As many as two-thirds of people with epilepsy face some change in sexual desire, behavior, or activity as a result of their seizures. Even if this kind of problem has affected you, you may not have discussed it with your doctor or someone else who...
Neurologists now clearly recognize that changes in seizure frequency parallel the menstrual cycle in many women, and new approaches are emerging to help women deal with these changes. Neurologists are also learning that birth control pills often do...
There are three basic kinds of camps for children and youths with epilepsy. Most of them are co-ed, meaning that while campers are segregated by gender during sleeping hours, they commingle for most programs and meals. Some epilepsy foundations,...
The doctor or another health care professional has just advised you to buy a protective helmet because your child's seizures have been causing sudden drops or falls that may cause head injury. But what type of helmet is best for your child? Where...

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