When a person is diagnosed with epilepsy, important questions arise: Why did this happen? Which treatment (or no treatment) is best for me? How long will the epilepsy last? Will any of my children or relatives be affected? The Epilepsy Phenome...
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...
MINNEAPOLIS – Dec. 8, 2008 – In a clinical trial supported by Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), deep brain stimulation (DBS) significantly reduced seizure frequency among patients with medically refractory epilepsy with partial-onset seizures, a form of...
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...

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