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Washington, DC-How does one translate the results of a laboratory experiment into a medication that helps patients with epilepsy? To answer this question, Orrin Devinsky, MD, New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York, NY, and...
Washington, DC-The room overflowed with physicians and others interested in the possibility of finding new epilepsy treatments from plants at the first special interest group meeting on herbs and botanicals. Steven Schachter, MD?, Professor of...
Some moments change our lives forever. For Chanda Gunn, USA Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey goaltender, of Huntington Beach, California, that moment came at the tender age of 9 when her battle with epilepsy forced her out of the ocean where she swam and...
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...

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