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Epilepsy

Posted on July 23, 2014 by
(CNN) -- An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak, who passed away Saturday, was one of them. Bartusiak's mother said her daughter had suffered from epileptic seizures since she was a...
Posted on May 8, 2014 by
4-year-old Haleigh Cox was taking so many medications for her severe epilepsy that she couldn't speak or even hold her head up on her own. Her mother said she was having over 100 seizures a day. Her parents did research on how they could help their daughter. That is when they found other parents wi...
Posted on May 8, 2014 by
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A local husband and wife are doing everything medically possible to help their 11-year-old daughter stem uncontrollable seizures. In a story only on CBS2, some people think the couple are not only doing everything possible, but also something questionable. Mallory Minah...
Posted on May 3, 2014 by
For the parents of children with intractable epilepsy, the stream of constant seizures, emergency-room visits and powerful medications can become a demoralizing blur. Beth Collins of Fairfax County said her teenage daughter suffered as many as 300 epileptic seizures per day. “There were days when I...
Posted on April 28, 2014 by
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Texas is growing. More and more people move to the Lone Star State every day. There are lots of jobs, a reasonable cost of living and no state income state. But one Houston family is leaving, moving to another state because of something Texas does not offer. It was a decision t...
Posted on April 16, 2014 by
DENVER — A family from Oklahoma is hoping Colorado’s marijuana laws will save their daughter’s life. Jaqie Warrior has a severe and deadly form of epilepsy. She can have up to 100 seizures in a single day which sometimes cause her to stop breathing. Her parents said they have tried almost every e...
Posted on April 12, 2014 by
Last Friday, an Ariz. judge made a significant decision that could potentially revolutionize the way Americans utilize medical marijuana. Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper of Maricopa County ruled in favor of allowing five-year-old Zander Welton, who was suffering from debilitating epileptic se...
Posted on April 12, 2014 by
Logan is a sweet, funny little 4 year old who lives in Maryland. Logan was born healthy, but he started having seizures at 12 months. Before the seizures, his development was normal. In the last three years, our beautiful little boy has suffered devastating consequences from his epilepsy and pharmac...
Posted on April 8, 2014 by
'Matt asked me to think about how I was feeling, and, uncontrollably, I began to cry'. Helen Stephens, photographed in August 2012. Photograph: Matt Thompson It was two years ago that Matt Thompson met Helen Stephens, a freelance model. His plan was to go to Epping Forest and take shots of her agai...
Posted on April 7, 2014 by
What to do about the medical use of marijuana (cannabis) as a potential treatment for a number of neurologic conditions, including epilepsy, is a hotly debated issue. There are legal issues surrounding its dispensing and prescription, as well as a lack of scientific research on the usefulness and sa...