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Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy? Surgical Advances May Help You

Tags: ablation, electroencephalogram (EEG), epilepsy, hypothalamic hamartoma, hypothalamus, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI, responsive neurostimulation therapy (RNS), seizures, Tumors

A new surgical procedure implants a neurostimulator to relieve seizures in people with epilepsy that have not been helped by medications and have no other surgical options.


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How to Spot Epilepsy in Seniors When It Looks Like Dementia

Tags: #onememory, dementia, epilepsy, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), memory, memory loss, stroke

Epilepsy is often thought of as a condition affecting children, but it’s just as common in people over 65. In seniors, it’s often linked to other conditions such as stroke, and can be tougher to diagnose and treat.


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Free App Helps You Better Manage Your Epilepsy

Tags: epilepsy, seizures

Patients with epilepsy can now address questions and concerns with a free iPad app. The interactive tool helps manage the condition between doctor visits.


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How Deep Brain Stimulation Can Restore Your Steady Hands

Tags: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), dystonia, epilepsy, essential tremor, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease

In deep brain stimulation, a small hole is made in the skull. A neurosurgeon uses computerized mapping and recording to implant an electrode in the precise part of the brain that is misfiring and causing the tremor.


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Swallowing Your Tongue and Other Epilepsy Myths

Tags: epilepsy, epilepsy awareness month 2012, myth or truth, myths, pregnancy, seizures

Myths about epilepsy persist despite tremendous advances. Learn what's really true about this often misunderstood condition as our expert busts 13 myths.


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SEEG: New Hope for Severe Epilepsy

Tags: brain health, brain surgery, epilepsy, innovation, stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG)

The challenge of epilepsy surgery has been finding the precise part of the brain where seizures originate. A procedure known as SEEG helps doctors pinpoint a seizure’s source, making surgery much more effective.


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Epilepsy and Your Sex Life: Enhancing Intimacy

Tags: epilepsy, seizures, sex

Epilepsy impacts many parts of a person’s life, including romantic relationships. It can cause fear of intimacy and sexual dysfunction. Seizure control is key and your doctor can help.


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If You Have Epilepsy, Don’t Overdo Alcohol

Tags: alcohol, brain health, epilepsy

When it comes to alcohol use and epilepsy, keep the saying “everything in moderation” in mind. Moderate alcohol use is okay for many people with epilepsy, but excessive use can increase the risk of seizures.


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Epilepsy Misunderstood: Best Ways You Can Cope

Tags: epilepsy, seizures

Misconceptions about epilepsy have persisted for centuries. Still today, that leads some to hide their condition from friends, teachers and co-workers. But education is the best weapon against stigma. Learn more.


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Diet for Epilepsy Treatment: High-Fat, Low-Carb

Tags: carbohydrates, epilepsy, fat, healthy diet, ketones, seizures

The ketogenic diet isn’t a cure for epilepsy, but this high-fat, low-carb diet can achieve significant seizure reduction in nearly 50% of children with difficult to control epilepsy.