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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...


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.

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.