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Epilepsy

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.

ICYMI: An Infuriating History Of Breast Cancer And The Psychological Depth Of ‘YOLO'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a closer look at psychology across disciplines. We were fascinated that 18t...

I'll Never Let My Epilepsy Stop Me From Living My Life The Way I Want To

Melissa Gil | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Gil

My parents face tough choices every day. They have endured my love for travel knowing that when I travel sometimes I will be out of their protection. But they are equally determined to celebrate these joys with me. They love and support that I work at overcoming the limitations epilepsy tries to impose.

Taking Away My Daughter's Hard-Earned Rights

Ben Decter | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Ben Decter

After a terrifying start to her life with catastrophic childhood epilepsy, Addie has clawed her way to a sense of confidence, grit and burgeoning independence. But there's little time to celebrate her achievement of things that once seemed impossible. We feel compelled to take away some of her rights.

Booker and Gillibrand Call for Compassion

Joe Schrank | Posted 05.17.2015 | New York
Joe Schrank

Senators Corey Booker (D, NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D, NY) stopped by the Manhattan office of the Drug Policy Alliance Sunday afternoon to promote their new bill, "The CARERS act".  Marijuana is currently a schedule 1 drug, the same as heroin.

Parents Request Uplifting Cards For Terminally Ill Son Who Has Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.05.2015 | Good News

A couple is urging strangers to grant a simple birthday wish for their son who is terminally ill. Bubby Everson of Puyallup, Washington, contracted...

Dad Performs Inspiring Rap Song For Son With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents

Eight-year-old Jared was born with cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, and several other debilitating medical conditions as a result of a stroke ...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Making 2015 the Year of Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

At the start of every New Year, many make resolutions and most having every intention of keeping them. However, as the days and weeks pass they often are forgotten or set aside, replaced with the activities of everyday life!

My Seizure Diagnosis: Is There a Pony In This Shitpile?

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I'm ready to find the pony. But maybe I have to dig through a little more shit first. As some of my less pastoral friends and family put it, it could be worse. I could be dead. So I've got that going for me.

Dear Doctor: My Child Has Epilepsy. Please Tell Me Everything

Tom Stanton | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Tom Stanton

When a parent is flying blind about the risks that come with epilepsy, they are powerless to protect a child. When a doctor provides information in an open and honest way, it builds trust and respect, and offers parents the chance to make informed decisions.

Your Story Matters. Here's Why.

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When I was more of a night owl, I spent a lot of time in the East Village at the theater Under St. Marks listening to one of the most powerful storyte...

From Terrible Twos To Drug Withdrawals

Heather Lens | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Heather Lens

When I think of the term withdrawals, my mind immediately goes to drugs, alcohol or prescription medicine abuse. My mind does not think of a happy, innocent toddler.

Foster Parents Make the World a Better Place

Dominic Carter | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Dominic Carter

This photo is one of the best days ever for the Carter Family. My son Dominic Jr., just the other day, celebrating his Birthday with his favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, but we will come back to that.

How Obamacare Is Failing Young Entrepreneurs

Amanda Glassman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Amanda Glassman

So here I am, 26 and paying out-of-pocket nearly more than I make in a week because a leading insurance provider, on an expensive Gold-Level plan, cannot give me the medication I need. In a country priding itself on innovation, we're doing a hell of a job making sure our young adults can take the risks necessary to push our country forward.

Deepak Chopra Shows A Grieving Mother A Daily Practice To Bring Her Peace

OWN | Posted 09.08.2014 | OWN

Valerie is a 43-year-old mother of three who is grieving the unexpected loss of her eldest daughter. After being diagnosed with epilepsy at age 9, she...

Couple Robs Woman While She's Having Epileptic Fit

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.16.2014 | Crime

A 25-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man have been sentenced to prison in Wales after robbing a woman while she suffered an epileptic fit -- a crime...

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Children With Seizures

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

July 20 (Reuters) - Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under a law signed on Su...

To The Me Of 10 Years Ago

Phoebe Holmes | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Phoebe Holmes

You will learn to be a fighter. You will find strength you never realized you had and overcome your fear of confrontation. You do this because not doing this is not an option. That baby girl needs you to be this way. And you're not about to let that girl down.

Nashville Rocker Holland Marie Drops Fiery, Heartfelt Debut

Joshua Kors | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

You haven't heard of Holland Marie. But you will. For two years the Nashville rocker has been ripping up Music City's honky tonks, marching across the stage in her skin-tight, black pleather pants, gyrating her hips and banging her long, brown locks with Def Leppard-like ferocity.

The Connection Between Autism And Epilepsy

Posted 05.30.2014 | Parents

By: Dr. Megdad Zaatreh, medical director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at CentraState Medical Center Published: 05/29/2014 06:59 PM EDT on LiveScie...

Police Search For Man With Dementia

David Lohr | Posted 05.23.2014 | Crime

Police in Virginia are searching for a 50-year-old endangered man who disappeared while walking to a convenience store. James Mack Orange, who poli...

Could Cannabis Prevent Childhood Seizures?

Posted 05.22.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 05/22/2014 02:36 AM EDT on LiveScience Some parents of children with severe epilepsy say that c...