An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders

Dear Bernie, I hope this letter finds you well. I write you today on behalf of tens of millions of Americans and untold numbers worldwide. I write first and foremost to say “Thank you.”…

Source: An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders

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Epilepsy Myths Live On…

Epilepsy Talk

Just when you thought the modern world was becoming enlightened, there are still a whole lot of myths and fears about epilepsy — fueled by ignorance and misinformation. These fears might sound ridiculous to you…but they’re real for those who don’t know better.

Myth: Epilepsy is contagious.Fact: Epilepsy cannot be caught from contact with a person with epilepsy.

Myth: People with epilepsy cannot be employed.  Fact: Many people with epilepsy are successful in all types of professions. Even today, people with epilepsy often do not discuss their medical disorder with co-workers for fear of what others may think. Yet, epilepsy is generally not a condition that gets worse with time.

Myth: People with epilepsy are physically limited in what they can do.Fact: In most cases epilepsy is not a barrier to physical achievement. In some circumstances, when seizures are not being well controlled, persons with epilepsy may…

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Seizure Provoking Conditions

Epilepsy Talk

Few of these conditions will cause epilepsy itself…but many can lead to seizures. So consider this a definition of the possibilities…

Aicardi Syndrome

Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that interferes with the formation of the corpus collusum, the connector between two hemispheres of the brain. Medical researchers don’t believe that the disorder is passed down from parents to children. Scientists instead think it is caused by a first-time mutation in a child’s genetic code.

Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

Alcohol withdrawal delirium (AWD) is the most serious form of alcohol withdrawal. It causes sudden and severe problems in your brain and nervous system. Approximately five percent of hospital patients are being treated for alcohol abuse.

Amphetamine Dependence

People who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder sometimes require amphetamine stimulants to help them cope. Some people take amphetamines to treat narcolepsy, a sleep disorder.

Anxiety and Depression

Benzodiazepine dependence and withdrawal —…

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Antidepressant Drugs for Epilepsy

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170 Economists Endorse Bernie Sanders’ Plan To Reform Wall St. And Rein In Greed

170 of the nation’s top economists have released a letter endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s plan to reform Wall Street.

Source: 170 Economists Endorse Bernie Sanders’ Plan To Reform Wall St. And Rein In Greed

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Obama Demolishes Republican Bigotry And Fear With Soaring Speech Welcoming New Citizens

Obama spoke before a group of 31 naturalization candidates from 25 different countries at the National Archives and demolished the fear and bigotry that Republicans are campaigning on.

Source: Obama Demolishes Republican Bigotry And Fear With Soaring Speech Welcoming New Citizens

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Epilepsy Advocacy Letter

Epilepsy Talk

Dear Friend / Neighbor,

This isn’t a note asking for money. (Although feel free to donate if you want to!)

It’s about epilepsy.  Because even though over 3 million Americans have it (more than Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson’s Disease combined), no one seems to want to talk about it.

[Insert your own story here]

Anyway, this isn’t a pity party. It’s to tell you about epilepsy and what you can do to help a person having a seizure…and maybe even save a life.  Here’s some simple first aid:

1. Turn the person on his side, so he/she doesn’t choke.

2. Put something soft under his/her head.

3. Clear the area of both people and objects.

4. Do not put anything in his/her mouth.

5. And if the seizure lasts for more than three minutes, call 911.

It’s nice for someone to stick around and reassure the…

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