Why Do Some People Stop Breathing After Seizures?

As seen in https://www.technologynetworks.com Could a chemical produced by the brain that regulates mood, sleep and breathing also be protective in people with epilepsy? New research has found that higher levels of serotonin in the blood after a seizure are linked to a lower incidence of seizure-related breathing problems called apneas, when a person temporarilyContinue reading “Why Do Some People Stop Breathing After Seizures?”

New device brings relief to people suffering from seizures

As seen in http://www.whas11.com ‘We take away their seizures’ | Local patients suffering from fewer seizures thanks to new brain implant The NeuroPace device has been used on 14 people locally thanks to Norton. The device is helping reduce seizure frequency by 30 to 50%. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More than three million people struggle with epilepsy everyContinue reading “New device brings relief to people suffering from seizures”

Epilepsy patients may live longer with specialist care: U of C study

As seen in http://www.cbc.ca People with the neurological disorder have mortality rates up to three times as high as those without People with epilepsy who receive care from specialists may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t, a University of Calgary study suggests. For the study, researchers followed more than 23,000Continue reading “Epilepsy patients may live longer with specialist care: U of C study”

Epilepsy Blog Relay: Caregiver Fatigue

As seen in livingwellwithepilepsy.com We all have someone who cares for us a great deal. For those of us with Epilepsy, or any chronic condition, there’s always a person or two who have extra responsibilities. Even if we are independent and can manage our epilepsy, there are those family and friends who look out forContinue reading “Epilepsy Blog Relay: Caregiver Fatigue”

#NewConversationsDay About Epilepsy: Blog Post

Visit our online store by clicking here. My name is Petrina Diamantakos.  I’m 19 years old and am currently pursuing a Health Sciences degree at Western University. One year ago, I began working at Epilepsy Simcoe County (ESC) in Barrie as a way to learn more about healthcare charities, and how necessary they are forContinue reading “#NewConversationsDay About Epilepsy: Blog Post”