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2013-11-01 10:46:34

50 years after valproate was first discovered, research published today in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, reports how the drug works to block seizure progression. Valproate (variously labelled worldwide as Epilim, Depacon, Depakene, Depakote, Orlept, Episenta, Orfiril, and Convulex) is one of the world's most highly prescribed treatments for epilepsy. It was first discovered to be an effective treatment for epilepsy, by accident, in 1963 by a group of French scientists. In...

2013-10-31 23:35:29

This free educational event is part of the 2013 What You Need to Know if Epilepsy Has Touched Your Life Campaign NEREG has held throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to promote Epilepsy Awareness in patients, parents and health professionals Hackensack, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The program is meant for parents and health professionals alike. Continuing education credits for New Jersey nurses will be provided. Invited speaker and childhood epilepsy expert, Dr. John Pellock...

2013-10-31 23:04:50

World Gardens Café Sponsors Epilepsy Awareness "Purple Ball" San Bernardino, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 On Saturday, November 16, 2013, Epilepsy Education Everywhere will be presenting its 4th Annual Purple Ball to raise funds for epilepsy awareness education. Epilepsy Education Everywhere, a non-profit organization, will be teaming up with World Gardens Café to provide food and fun throughout the evening. The event will be held at First Congregational United Church...

2013-10-30 23:20:13

Five-year-old Zander Welton is an unlikely trailblazer, but as one of the few children to receive a medical marijuana card from the state of Arizona, he is just that. After all conventional treatments for his severe epilepsy had failed, Zander’s parents, Jacob and Jennifer Welton recently turned to Dr. Elaine Burns, Medical Director of Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Five-year-old Zander Welton is an unlikely trailblazer, but as one of...

2013-10-29 23:25:44

Recently released novel from author Lowell Evans introduces bold new approach to epilepsy awareness and education. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Author, Lowell G. Evans, has found a creative method to educate schools and the community on epilepsy awareness through his novel, The Village. Having epilepsy himself, Mr. Evans fashioned the fictional novel around working-class citizen, Kevin Bolden, who was diagnosed with epilepsy. Mr. Bolden, just like the millions people...


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