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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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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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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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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 Are a Cancer Survivor, This Is a Must Read

Tags: b-aware, brain metastases, brain metastasis, breast cancer, cancer, Headaches, kidney cancer, lung cancer, lung cancer awareness month 2012, melanoma, paralysis, radiosurgery, radiotherapy, seizures

It's a hard reality: One-fourth of people who survive some common cancers go on to develop a brain tumor. But if cancer survivors know these nine symptoms, they can allow for early detection and better treatment.


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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Best Tips for Treating, Living With Essential Tremor

Tags: Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, seizures, tremors

To calm essential tremor, a condition that mimics but is unrelated to Parkinson’s disease, patients can turn to medications or surgery. But the stresses of life – and health – also need to be addressed.

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When A Child’s Fever Becomes a Serious Problem (Infographic)

Tags: Be Well e-News, fevers, infographic, Reye's syndrome, seizures, vaccines

Even though your child has a temperature, you can keep your cool by knowing exactly when to be concerned and when to get your pediatrician on the line. Our experts give you the lowdown on fever fighting.

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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.

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FDA-Approved Device Holds Promise for Seizure Relief

Tags: epilepsy, innovation, seizures

A new device just approved by the FDA holds the promise of seizure relief for people whose epilepsy can’t be controlled with medications or surgery. This amazing device, called the RNS System, knows when a seizure’s coming and stops it in its tracks.