Category: More You Know Series

Neurostimulation for Children with Epilepsy

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Epilepsy is a very common condition that affects approximately 500,000 children in the United States. Most can achieve control of their seizures with medicines. However, once a child has tried more than one anti-seizure medication without success, the chance of controlling the seizures with medicine alone is low. When that happens, neurologists often consider alternative treatment plans, including: Surgical options.Dietary treatments.Neurostimulation. Neurostimulation is the application of electricity to the brain to help reduce seizures.

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Treatments for Epilepsy from a Mayo Clinic doctor

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Did you know epilepsy is common? Approximately 1% of the U.S. population will experience an epileptic seizure during life. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Here are some key facts and treatments for epilepsy from a Mayo Clinic doctor. Diagnosis: Epilepsy is diagnosed when a person is found to have a predisposition for recurrent unprovoked seizures.Treatment: Many individuals respond well to anti-seizure medications. But a third of people with

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October is SUDEP Action Month—Learn How to Reduce Your Risk

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The month of October is Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Action Month, bringing awareness and attention to this complication of Epilepsy. One in 150 persons with uncontrolled seizures die each year for from SUDEP. While the exact cause for SUDEP is unknown, there are measures you can take to

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Responsive Neurostimulation Helps Carlos Martinez Help Others with Epilepsy

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More You Know Series – Sponsored by Mayo Clinic By Michael Clayton Like many young people, Carlos Martinez has big plans. And he is on his way to making those plans a reality despite an epilepsy diagnosis with an assist from Mayo Clinic.Treatment isn’t one-size-fits-all. Different challenges can affect different patients. At each Mayo

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Transition from Summer to School with Ease

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More You Know Series – Sponsored by Mayo Clinic As summertime comes to an end, the buzz of getting back to school is fast approaching. It is important for families to have a transition plan in place. This plan should address additional considerations and challenges for students with epilepsy and their families. The following tips can help

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Tips for a Safe and Independent Summer

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More You Know Series – Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Summer can pose special challenges for people with epilepsy. If you have epilepsy, you’re 13 to 19 times more likely to drown while swimming or bathing than the rest of the population because of the possibility of having a seizure while

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