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Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Children With Seizures

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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...

The True Price of Mental Health and the Low Cost Solution

Olivia Davies | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Olivia Davies

Of the 450 million people suffering from mental illness and epilepsy in the world, over 75 percent of them live in the developing world.

Utah To Welcome Marijuana For Limited Medical Use

AP | MICHELLE L. PRICE | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents of Utah children with severe epilepsy are cheering a new state law that allows them to obtain a marijuana extract they...

Hunter Stuart

Wisconsin Struggles To Legalize Marijuana Extract

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Nic Volker, 9, has an average of 100 seizures a day. "He used to have to wear a helmet all the time," says his mom, Amylynne Santiago Volker. "Because...

Matt Ferner

Major Group Announces Support For Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

The Epilepsy Foundation has recognized medical marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy, calling for better access to the drug and more research into it...

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.

Number Of Children On MMJ Patient Registry Surging In This State

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

After nearly doubling earlier in the year, the number of minors on Colorado's medical marijuana patient registry surged again in September, with the a...

WATCH: Medical Marijuana Put My Son's Epilepsy Into Remission

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

For nine years, Heather Jackson's son Zaki basically lived as a toddler. Zaki's epilepsy caused nearly nonstop seizures, rendering him incontinent and...

Weed Pioneers Look To Save Epileptic Kids With New Medical Marijuana Strain

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

"Charlotte's Web" isn't just a classic piece of children's fiction, it's also the name of one of the most coveted medical marijuana strains that is be...

Ohio Mother Moving to Colorado to Treat Daughter's Epilepsy With Cannabidiol Oil

The 420 Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

After viewing CNN's investigative special Weed hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Paula made the challenging decision to move her and her daughter to Colorado so she could legally access a highly concentrated form of hash oil that is rich in Cannabidiol (CBD).

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...

Teen Who Requested Pumpkin Spice Latte On Day She Died Inspires Pay-It-Forward Movement

Posted 09.27.2013 | Impact

The O’Neills just wanted to honor their daughter’s final wish, but once strangers caught wind of their plan, they decided to help spread the famil...

Utah Mom Is An Unexpected Advocate For Medical Marijuana

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents

SALT LAKE CITY -- Jennifer May's 11-year-old son suffers debilitating seizures that have severely limited his development to that of a toddler and kep...

Dad Says Medical Marijuana Saved His 6-Year-Old Son

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents

A California father says medical marijuana helped save his son, who suffers from a rare form of severe epilepsy. Jason David, of Modesto, told CBS...

Meet The 6 Year Old Who Uses Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.10.2013 | Denver

When you think of the stereotypical medical marijuana user, Charlotte Figi may be the last person that comes to mind. That's because Charlotte is 6...

Brain Prosthesis Lets Scientist Flip Switch To Turn Memories On, Off

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 06.23.2013 | Science

NEW YORK — In the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," the characters undergo a scientific procedure to erase their memory. But what if in...

WATCH: The Mysterious Medical Condition That Caused This Woman 'Moments Of Absolute Terror'

OWN | Posted 06.12.2013 | OWN

When she was a Roman Catholic nun, and for many years after, religious author and scholar Karen Armstrong was plagued by mysterious ailments. Fainting...

Why I Was Afraid To Go To Prom... And How I Got Over It

Tayler Held | Posted 07.21.2013 | Teen
Tayler Held

The night of my junior prom, I felt alone, and scared. This year, I hope I'll just be focused on my friends and having a good time. I used to think about my epilepsy all the time, every single day. But now, I no longer feel afraid.

Media 'Black' Out?

Kian Brown | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices
Kian Brown

I recently had an interesting conversation about black youth and why they're so angry. I've been working with young people for several years and have...

Inspiration Around Every Corner: Have A 'Can Do' Attitude

Tory Zellick | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty
Tory Zellick

Seeing her reminded me that I was just indulging in a self-pity party. If she could power on, I most certainly could as well.