Does your child’s seizure mean he or she will develop epilepsy? Know the facts, the causes of childhood seizures and what to do if one occurs.
If your child has epilepsy, it’s best to communicate with teachers and other caregivers to ensure she gets the best care — at home or at school. Get more tips on empowering others to help.
If you have treatment-resistant epilepsy, you may benefit from recent advances in surgical procedures. The newest is a treatment called responsive neurostimulation therapy, which the FDA approved late last year. The treatment can alleviate epilepsy for some patients with partial onset seizures that have not been controlled by two or more medications and are not candidates for surgical resection. The treatment is … Read More
A free, educational and interactive iPad tool called MyEpilepsy now allows you and your physician to manage your epilepsy more effectively. The app brings information and technology to bear on your condition and puts it all at your fingertips. A focus on three major needs Most importantly, the app covers three major needs of epilepsy … Read More
Some myths about epilepsy are centuries old, but they still persist. Imad Najm, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Epilepsy Center dispels 13 of the most common myths about epilepsy: Myth 1: If you’ve had a seizure, you have epilepsy Fact: A person is diagnosed with epilepsy when he or she has two or more unprovoked … Read More
Just about all aspects of a person’s life can be impacted by a diagnosis of epilepsy, including working, driving and family life. But the effects of epilepsy can reach into the bedroom as well, causing sexual dysfunction and disrupting intimate relationships. “Patients often think about the things they can’t do on a larger scale, but a lot of … Read More
Getting through cancer treatment successfully is something to celebrate. To stay in good health, doctors say you need to watch for other symptoms, including vision changes, headaches and problems with balance. What many cancer survivors don’t realize is that 25 percent of people who survive some common cancers go on to develop a brain tumor. These … Read More
Misconceptions about epilepsy can drive those who have the disorder to hide their condition. But being open about it is one of the best ways to cope with the stigma, says Tatiana Falcone, MD, a child psychiatrist who specializes in treating people with epilepsy. “Every seizure could be a teaching moment for the people around … Read More
Managing stressful feelings and situations is a life skill for all of us, but it’s especially important if you struggle with essential tremor. While medication and lifestyle changes can help control symptoms, stress, in particular, can easily aggravate the condition. At first, essential tremor can resemble Parkinson’s disease. But you can tell the two conditions … Read More
When your child’s forehead feels warm, your thoughts begin racing. How high is too high? Should I give Tylenol? Or when do I call my pediatrician to be sure? Find the answers in our crash course on kids’ temperatures.