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Sep 30, 2014
LANDOVER, MD – On Tuesday, September 30th the Epilepsy Foundation participated in two Congressional briefings organized by the Partnership for Part D Access to highlight the critical role Medicare’s six protected classes policy plays in ensuring...
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...
Sick Child
Sep 24, 2014
What are febrile seizures? Febrile seizures usually occur in children and are associated with a rise in the body temperature. In most cases, febrile seizures are relatively harmless. However, a subset of children has febrile seizures that last 30...
Girl Shopping
Sep 24, 2014
What is Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome? Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) is a rare form of epilepsy that is characterized by multiple seizure types, cognitive deficits and spike-and-wave complexes on the EEG. Causes of LGS are varied- ‘structural’ causes...
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Sep 17, 2014
Recent news reported early results of a study evaluating the risks of benzodiazepines and development of Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia. This preliminary report, published in the British Medical Journal, has generated many news stories that suggest...

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