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2011-03-01 18:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Garske, 16, of Wantagh, and Josh Silverman, 17, of Lake, will travel to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the life of a child who experiences seizures. They will participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's annual Kids Speak Up! event from March 27 through March 29, and become a part of the democratic process to make a difference for the nearly 3 million people coping with the disorder. Kids...

2011-03-01 17:59:00

Samantha Magda to Visit Washington, D.C. and Meet with Lawmakers WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Samantha Magda, 11, of Annandale, N.J., will travel to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the life of a child who experiences seizures. Magda will participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's annual Kids Speak Up! event from March 27 through March 29, and become a part of the democratic process to make a difference for the nearly 3 million...

2011-03-01 17:56:00

Ryan Walsh to Visit Washington, D.C. and Meet with Lawmakers WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ryan Walsh, 15, of Coon Rapids, Minn., will travel to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the life of a child who experiences seizures. Walsh will participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's annual Kids Speak Up! event from March 27 through March 29, and become a part of the democratic process to make a difference for the nearly 3 million people...

2011-03-01 17:54:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Madison Goldberg, 9, of Chesterfield, Mo., will travel to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the life of a child who experiences seizures. Goldberg will participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's annual Kids Speak Up! event from March 27 through March 29, and become a part of the democratic process to make a difference for the nearly 3 million people coping with the disorder. Kids Speak Up! is a national...

2011-03-01 17:54:00

Brendon Fifer to Visit Washington, D.C. and Meet with Lawmakers WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brendon Fifer, 15, of Garden City, Mich., will travel to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the life of a child who experiences seizures. Fifer will participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's annual Kids Speak Up! event from March 27 through March 29, and become a part of the democratic process to make a difference for the nearly 3 million...

2011-03-01 17:50:00

Emily Dorman to Visit Washington, D.C. and Meet with Lawmakers WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emily Dorman, 9, of Mashpee, Mass., will travel to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the life of a child who experiences seizures. Dorman will participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's annual Kids Speak Up! event from March 27 through March 29, and become a part of the democratic process to make a difference for the nearly 3 million people...

2011-03-01 17:50:00

Michael Feeley, Jr. to Visit Washington, D.C. and Meet with Lawmakers WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Feeley, Jr., 14, of Baltimore, Md., will travel to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the life of a child who experiences seizures. Feeley will participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's annual Kids Speak Up! event from March 27 through March 29, and become a part of the democratic process to make a difference for the nearly 3...

2010-11-26 00:01:46

While modern societies understand that epilepsy in a physical medical condition, health care providers at the VA Maryland Health Care System say that people still embrace myths about epilepsy. Baltimore, MD (Vocus) November 24, 2010 November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! From kings to beggars, epilepsy has affected millions of people throughout history. At one time called "the Falling Disease," it had been attributed to an array of causes, including witchcraft, demon possession, magic and...

2009-04-20 10:10:22

U.S. medical scientists say they've determined cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce the frequency of non-epileptic seizures. The researchers at Rhode Island Hospital found cognitive behavioral therapy used for patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures also improved their overall quality of life. PNES is a condition marked by seizures resembling epileptic seizures. Unlike epilepsy, however, seizures in patients with PNES are not caused by the same brain cell firing that occurs with...

2005-09-16 14:34:33

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The results of a study conducted in Norway indicate that stroke patients appear to be at increased risk for developing epileptic seizures. The study also shows that the severity of the stroke is a statistically significant predictor for epilepsy. Health care professionals need to be aware of the risk of epilepsy after stroke since anti-epileptic drugs may be effective in preventing additional seizures, lead investigator Dr. Morten I....


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