Dispelling 5 Epilepsy Myths for November Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. It’s a chance for everyone to raise awareness and show support for friends and loved ones who bravely manage their epilepsy each day. Take some time to read epilepsy facts to dispel the stigma attached to this serious medical condition. Epilepsy is a neurological condition…

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Congenital Heart Disease and the Need for Medical IDs

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is a problem with the structure and function of the heart, present at birth. CHD affects 1 in every 100 babies born each year; there are currently more than 2 million children and adults living with CHD in the United States. Despite being the number one…

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Raising Awareness of Marfan Syndrome

It was an ordinary day for Jamie Efurd. She and her daughter Callie (age 4) were only going to the ophthalmologist to get Callie some glasses. Things changed all of a sudden when the doctor mentioned Marfan syndrome and the need for a cardiologist appointment. “I needed fresh air immediately…

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Meet Hawkins: two-year-old with hydrocephalus and joy for life

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September may be the turning point between seasons. Summer fades into the cooler weather of spring as leaves change and the air lightens. But the month is also an opportunity for people around the country to rally support for raising awareness of hydrocephalus during National Hydrocephalus Awareness month. Hydrocephalus is…

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Your Back to School Resources for Managing Epilepsy

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Although as many as 1 in 26 people in the Unites States will develop a seizure disorder, the condition is not as commonly discussed as food allergies among children returning to school. But the challenges can be just as great for children managing epilepsy and their families. Communication is key…

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How to Have a Blast Watching Fireworks if You Have Epilepsy

fireworks with epilepsy

  Holidays like the Fourth of July are a great time to get together with friends and family. However, those who have photosensitive epilepsy might be worried about watching the traditional fireworks displays. Here’s a brief explanation of the condition and tips for an enjoyable holiday. What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy…

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