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Epilepsy

Most Don't Make It, But That's Not My Story

Melissa Gil | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Gil

I started writing about my personal journey with epilepsy because I felt that those of us who can should start a cycle of sharing. The more we talk about a condition that has so often been whispered about, kept in the shadows, treated as a secret, the better off we all will be.

Epilepsy: What a Seizure Looks Like, When it Looks Like Something Else

Alicia Gonzalez | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Alicia Gonzalez

My daughter was just two years old when she had her first seizure, due to Epilepsy. I didn't see it happen. I wish I had, because for the longest m...

Lucky to Be Alive: Zika Coverage, Ableism, and the Terror of Disabled Bodies

Karrie Higgins | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Karrie Higgins

I am pro-choice. I am not talking about choice. I am talking about how it feels as a disabled person to witness panic about disabled bodies coming into this world. 

New Report Evaluates Medical Marijuana Programs Nation-wide

Steph Sherer | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Steph Sherer

State lawmakers now have the tools they need to improve medical cannabis programs to truly meet the needs of the patients they are meant to serve.

How A Little Girl From Texas Helped Bring Medical Marijuana To Latin America

Penny Howard | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Penny Howard

The story of my daughter Harper is that everybody's life, even if they have special needs, has a purpose.

Secondary Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Despite her epilepsy, my wife is still a strong, wonderful person, and the woman of my dreams. And as long as she has epilepsy I will have secondary epilepsy. I choose to love her and walk with her every step of the way through this journey, and always will.

A Brilliant Use For Smartwatches That Could Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology

Forget the Apple Watch -- that's what the man behind a potentially lifesaving app for people with epilepsy did. Ryan Clark, a video game developer, ha...

Is Epilepsy a Bully? 5 Things You Can Do to Help

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

What can you do as someone living with epilepsy to help? Here are five things you can do to help:

The Sweet Thing This Mall Santa Did For A Toddler With Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents

When 2-year-old Ryland Wade met Santa Claus at the mall for the first time, he was fast asleep as a result of an epileptic seizure that left him tired...

5 Reasons I Love My Life Even More Because of My Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

I can most certainly tell that since my epilepsy diagnosis, my heart has swollen with compassion, with love, with understanding and sympathy because I know what it is to face pain, heartache, loss and many other feelings.

The Mozart Effect and Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

One researched remedy that I recently took notice of in my journey, entitled "The Mozart Effect," captured my interest and as someone who has a love for music, I decided that I would dig deeper into this Mozart Effect to grasp a better understanding in my pursuit for a cure.

How To Prepare For Your Child's Brain Surgery

Heather Lens | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Heather Lens

Over the past 2 years our family has fumbled our way through tuberous sclerosis complex and all the crazy curve balls it can throw. From seizures and hospital stays, to therapies and now brain surgery. I'll be honest though...I never expected to have to prepare for brain surgery.

Moving Mountains for Epilepsy Awareness

Tory Zellick | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

The Cinnamon Pass Road air is thin as Jenny LaBaw blasts through the last 10 miles of her 20 mile day. Cinnamon Pass Road, at an elevation of 12, 650 ...

Gordon Ramsay's Response To Chef With Epilepsy Who Got Fired Proves He's A Big Softie

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.18.2015 | Good News

Gordon Ramsay -- yes, that Gordon Ramsay -- actually did something pretty darn heartwarming for a fellow chef.  Twitter user Aaron Merry, who use...

'5 Ways I Stay Positive Living With Epilepsy'

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 09.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

This motivation and inspiration has propelled me forward throughout my entire journey. Becoming diagnosed at age 22, just four months after marriage was not what I was planning or prepared for. From the very beginning I've reminded myself and shared with others:

How HONY Has Given a Face to My 'Hidden' Condition: Epilepsy

Melissa Gil | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Gil

It's 5:55 a.m. I've been awake an hour. I'm still jetlagged. And I will not complain. There is nothing to complain about. I've been reading Humans...

If I Have A Seizure: A Call for Compassion

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

"If we could look into each other's hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, ...

Music Therapy May Hold Promise For Treating Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.11.2015 | Science

We know that listening to classical music can lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels and even boost learning. But could it also help pr...

Burden

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

If you have epilepsy and if you're thinking about your independence, if it hurts that there are some things that you need a little help doing since becoming diagnosed, don't allow it to consume you not a second longer. It's okay to ask for help.

Researching Marijuana for Therapeutic Purposes: The Potential Promise of Cannabidiol (CBD)

Nora Volkow | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science
Nora Volkow

CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects, and the preliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions. Addressing barriers that slow clinical research with CBD would accelerate progress.

Facing Epilepsy Stigmas

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Terrible myths have been told about what epilepsy is and about people who live with the condition. Myths such as these can take such a toll on those living with this condition and their families too.

You Don't Look Like You Have Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Most people might take into assumption that because I look happy and healthy that there's absolutely nothing wrong. Here's the thing: For the most part, I am completely happy and healthy except for that one minuscule problem. That bump in the road. Epilepsy.

An Honest, Tear-Jerking Account Of Becoming A Father

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents

It's impossible to anticipate the challenges that may arise in the journey to becoming a parent. Telegraph political cartoonist Bob Moran shared h...

A Simple Wish: Rachael's Story

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

Kids such as 9 year-old Rachael have experienced more hospital visits and grit their teeth through more ongoing treatment than I ever have. Maybe more than you have too.

This Is What It's Like To Have A Seizure

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

A person's seizure experience is unique to the individual. Having seizures is a major inconvenience to our lives. It's not fun. It's unsettling. It's uncomfortable. We don't want it in our lives. We want it gone. Forever. These are my experiences.