245 Results for epilepsy

  1. Hope for Moms With Epilepsy

    ...In the United States, three to five births out of every thousand are to women with epilepsy. When neurologist Page Pennell, M.D., first began seeing patients, she was astounded by the heart-wrenching stories told

    • Stephens, Stephanie
    • Neurology Now
    • December 16, 2017
  2. Epilepsy Evolution: As researchers focus on finding the causes of epilepsy, they are uncovering clues that point to better treatments to control or prevent seizures.

    ... to a neurologist. “It was at my initial appointment with my neurologist that I first heard the word ‘epilepsy,'” he recalls. Later, an electroencephalogram (EEG), which measures electrical activity in the brain,...

    • Bronson, Barbara; Bolster, Mary
    • Neurology Now
    • November 01, 2017
  3. Resources: Free Patient Guidebook and DVD on Epilepsy

    ...Roughly 2 million people of all ages in the United States have epilepsy. Although it is a serious medical condition, epilepsy can be managed with medicines and other kinds of treatment. Neurologists are specially

    • Neurology Now
    • December 16, 2017
  4. You Ask. We Answer: Can a bright light or strobe light cause a seizure?

    ...Q Can a bright light or strobe light cause a SEIZURE?ROBERT S. FISHER, MD, PHD, FAAN, RESPONDS:A For about 3 percent of people with epilepsy, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or certain visual patterns

    • Fisher, Robert S MD, PhD, FAAN
    • Neurology Now
    • November 01, 2017
  5. Letting Go: After managing her son's epilepsy for 12 years, the author finds it hard to give him his independence.

    ...One day, about a year ago, I stopped to pick up a prescription for my 19-year-old son, who has epilepsy. The pharmacist told me that my insurance company wouldn't let me get any more pills that month. I knew

    • Cornell, Amy L.
    • Neurology Now
    • November 01, 2017
  6. Eating Well for Epilepsy

    ...) with underlying epilepsy. Doctors aren't sure what caused John's CP, but they do know that this type of CP is associated with a greater than 50 percent chance of developing epilepsy as well.John's arms and legs are...

    • WILNER, ANDREW M.D.
    • Neurology Now
    • February 01, 2009