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November: Epilepsy Awareness Month

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November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and in honor of patients and their families, we've put together information about diagnosis, treatment and more.

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Children and Solutions for Serious Epilepsy

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Thanks to research, more children may be eligible for surgery than previously thought.

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Chat With a Doctor: Is Epilepsy Surgery Right for Me?

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Do you have epilepsy? Have you heard about the latest surgical advances in the treatment of this disorder? Ask questions and get answers about epilepsy surgery from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at noon (ET).

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Epilepsy: Myths Versus Facts

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Myths about epilepsy persist despite tremendous advances in the understanding and care of seizures. Learn the truth about seizures and mental illness, pregnancy, stress, intelligence, pain and other problems.

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When a Fever Leads to a Seizure

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When a fever turns into a seizure, parents are caught off guard. The good news is that the vast majority of these seizures are not epilepsy — but only a doctor can tell for sure.

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How to Care for a Child With Epilepsy

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Caring for an epileptic child is challenging, but you’re not alone. Use these six steps to gain peace of mind and prevent serious issues.

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Epilepsy Risks Increase With Age

Tags: brain tumor, elderly, elderly patients, epilepsy, epilepsy awareness month 2012, seizures, senior care

An expert addresses the rise in epilepsy among baby boomers, including four issues to address: side effects of medication, drug interactions, reporting of seizures, safety and independence.

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Childhood Stroke

Tags: childhood stroke, epilepsy awareness month 2012, pediatric neurology, stroke

Stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death in children, but far too few people know about it. Get the facts, and learn the signs and symptoms.