Partial seizures are a type of seizure that only involves one area of the brain.
Hailey and Livy Scheinman, pictured here, have started a brand new epilepsy awareness effort and it is spreading across the US. The 9 year old twins, with a little help from mom and dad, have kicked off "Lemonade for Livy," to raise funds which will go to the Epilepsy Foundation to support epilepsy research.
Every parent knows the feeling of sick worry when a child runs a fever. But when that fever spikes to fast and too hot children can run the risk of a febrile seizure. These seizures can occur at any point in childhood, though they tend to occur in children between six months and five years of age.
When a loved one experiences an absence seizure, the person is not fully conscious. You will find your loved one is not aware of their surroundings or their movements throughout the seizure. After the seizure has occurred, your loved one will abruptly resume consciousness.
Most seizures may last up to a few minutes. In some rare instances, they may last longer and may, in fact, appear not to stop at all. This is referred to as status epilepticus.
The RNS System, manufactured by NeuroPace Inc., is a responsive stimulation device that is implanted in the skull along with brain electrodes to detect abnormal electrical activity in the brain associated with seizures. This pacemaker-like implant offers hope to those living with intractable epilepsy.
Mobile apps are changing the way we manage our healthcare. This is especially true when it comes to epilepsy and seizures. Apps can keep a record of daily seizure activity, help manage appointments, provide information on first aid, detect seizure activity and even provide reminders to stay on track with medications.
Sometimes you gotta be like Trump and tell 'em, "Your Fired."
I recently attended a public hearing held by the NJ State Task Force on Epilepsy. The meeting got me thinking about how many other states might have similar groups working to support people with epilepsy.
Have you ever considered telling someone about your epilepsy but you weren’t quite sure how to broach the subject?