Buddy Bell
Oct 8, 2014
As Major League Baseball begins 2014 post season play, Dr. Nathan Fountain, chair of the Epilepsy Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board and professor of neurology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, shares some thoughts about...
Oct 8, 2014
Last week, safety factors in an epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) were discussed. EEG testing can help diagnose if a person has epilepsy, the kind of seizures, if a new seizure medicine may help, or if other options such as surgery may be possible....
Care Coordination
Oct 1, 2014
An epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) is a hospital unit run by a health care team who specializes in caring for people with seizures and epilepsy. People may be seen in outpatient settings and on an inpatient unit for specialized testing, medication...
SUDEP Institute flags at Walk memorial
Oct 1, 2014
Many studies have been performed to estimate the incidence of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). The studies differed in the populations assessed, the geographic locations, and methodologies to ascertain SUDEP cases. In a recent systematic...
Ketogenic Food
Sep 24, 2014
Do dietary therapies for seizures work in adults? While most research has been done in children with epilepsy, ketogenic diet therapies appear to work well in adults too.  They are becoming more widespread in use, especially at major...