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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.

The Day We Were Told Not To Have More Children

Heather Lens | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Heather Lens

Irresponsible. What did he mean? He didn't say that we were physically unable to have kids. He said that if we chose to, we would be irresponsible.

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.

Dear (Not So Dear) Tuberous Sclerosis

Heather Lens | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Heather Lens

She is stronger than you. Which makes me stronger than you. Her smile returns my strength and makes me once again renewed and ready to tackle whatever you throw our way.

The Bruise

Heather Lens | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Heather Lens

When we first got the diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis, it hurt, it hurt parts of me that I didn't know could feel pain. It left us hurt and bruised

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.

Meet the SeizureGirls

Anne Addison | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Anne Addison

I am ashamed to admit that I struggle to remember everyone's names, to separate the stories, but I feel the weight of their belief in the Unexpected Project, to share their stories and to make a difference for their surviving daughters, sisters, nieces and granddaughters.

The Seizure of Our Dis(content)

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

"Bring new eyes to a world or even new lenses and presto, new world." -- John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent Years ago, one of my children...

Autism and Holidays

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Liane Kupferberg Carter

Marc and I returned to the shambles of our kitchen. No one knew that Mickey had had a seizure. Our guests were consumed with their own family theatrics, oblivious to our family drama. Here we were, in the bosom of family, on our favorite holiday of the year.

Surfer Reunites With Woman Who Saved His Life

Posted 07.30.2014 | Good News

Nineteen-year-old Kai Lapschies would not be alive today if it had not been for Kelly Patrick, who he met for the first time yesterday. Lapschies w...

LISTEN: Brain Having A Seizure Sounds...Weird

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Maybe you know what a seizure looks like, but ever wonder what one sounds like? To create the strange music in the recording above, Stanford Universit...

Art Exhibit Closes After 3 Visitors Report Seizures-Like Symptoms

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts

PITTSBURGH — Authorities have temporarily shut down a room-sized art installation with blinking lights in Pittsburgh after three visitors report...

When 'We' Changes to 'Me' -- Finding the Strength to Move Forward After the Death of a Partner or Spouse

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

What if, in the midst of this blissful time, your partner suddenly and unexpectedly dies? How do you find hope and meaning in life after your world is turned upside down?

Dr. Ricky Rozay Gives Advice To Weezy

Posted 03.29.2013 | Black Voices

As Lil Wayne continues to recover from his recent series of seizures, the rapper’s close friend, Rick Ross has offered the Young Money MC some advic...

Lil Wayne Released From Hospital

AP | Posted 05.18.2013 | Celebrity

NEW YORK — Lil Wayne is out of the hospital, according to his Young Money associate Mack Maine. Mack Maine told his Twitter followers on Monday...

Abusing Legal System to Discriminate Against the Disabled

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Liane Kupferberg Carter

I'm not laughing. In fact, I'm fuming. A developmentally disabled 42 year old man named Robert Schiavelli was slapped with two court summonses for laughing too loudly, because his neighbor Daniel O'Hanian complained to the police that Schiavelli was "disturbing the peace." Why was he laughing?

WATCH: Shocking Treatment To Rare Form Of Epilepsy Requires Removing Half The Brain

Posted 02.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Imagine having a child with a rare neurological disease -- and then being told that removing half the brain is the only treatment. This was the case f...

Wisconsin Woman Raises Thousands To Save Sick Honduran Baby's Life | Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact

At four months old, Camila Flores began having seizures that violently shook her little body. Doctors in her native Honduras were not equipped to help...

Alice Hines

U.S. Clamps Down On 'Sex In The City' Counterfeit Perfumes | Alice Hines | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

The ladies of "Sex and the City" are still cool enough for China's massive counterfeit market. Counterfeit perfume seizures by the U.S. Customs an...

How Big A Problem Are Energy Drinks, Really?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Are energy drinks the new coffee? Do they have excessive health risks and do they need to be regulated, or is the problem limited to their excessive use in our youth?

Government and Many Scientists Agree: Vaccine-Autism Research Should Continue

David Kirby | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home
David Kirby

As the following comments, funding decisions, research priorities and published papers suggest, the U.S. government and many scientists will be researching and discussing this topic for years to come.

A Clinical Failure

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liane Kupferberg Carter

The letter was terse. Our health insurance company would no longer cover our son's epilepsy medication unless we switched from the brand name drug ...

Epilepsy: Holding A Volcano

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

He's had epilepsy for over fifteen years. He lost his license and his job fifteen years ago. Medicare says he's not "disabled enough."