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The school environment has been described as "the second most important social environment for the child after family"1. Hence, it can also be said that the teacher is the second most important figure in the child's life after family. Given the...
Parents of children with epilepsy take remarkable leaps of faith each day when their school-aged children enter the halls of learning. Depending on the frequency and severity of their child’s seizures, a parent may have varying degrees of concern in...
When I find myself in times of trouble, I return to the music of my youth for guidance. And more often than not, I return to the wisdom of the Rolling Stones, “You can’t always get what you want.” And how true that is in the...
Dr. Steven Schachter, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Associate Director of Clinical Research at the HMS Division for Resarch and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, recently received a research...
Until the mid-1980’s women with epilepsy were advised not to use oral contraceptives (OC). This contraindication was based on animal studies showing exacerbation of seizures by estrogen. However, not only do the low estrogen doses in currently...

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