Category Archives: Just my opinion

Rewiring the Brain with Cell Transplantation

Originally posted on Epilepsy Talk:
Cell transplantation is an emerging approach for treating drug-resistant epilepsy. Regenerative medicine such as this, is a relatively “simple” process in that stem cells are often cultured from the patient’s own tissue, then processed and…

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The Perils of Discontinuing Your Meds

Originally posted on Epilepsy Talk:
One of the most common questions is “when can I stop taking my meds?” Especially for those whose seizures have been under good control. It makes sense. Because if you’re doing well, you start to…

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Epilepsy and Melatonin – Yes? No? Or Maybe So?

Originally posted on Epilepsy Talk:
Most of us are familiar with melatonin and it’s purpose: To help you sleep. Or at least to help you get to sleep. In fact, melatonin is one of the most commonly used supplements in…

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7 Myths About Medication — and the Facts Behind Them

Originally posted on Epilepsy Talk:
From The Cleveland Clinic: By Family Health Team Misconceptions about medicine are as common as pills on a pharmacy shelf. We could all use a healthy dose of the truth. Cleveland Clinic drug information pharmacist…

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28 New Epilepsy Medicines In Development

Originally posted on Epilepsy Talk:
A newly-released report from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has revealed that 28 new medications are in development to treat epilepsy and seizures. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. These 28…

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24/7 Epilepsy Foundation Helpline

Originally posted on Epilepsy Talk:
Do you have questions about seizures or epilepsy? The Epilepsy Foundation’s Helpline is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained information specialists are now standing by to answer your questions. Each…

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The Staggering Costs of Epilepsy

Originally posted on Epilepsy Talk:
The fact that epilepsy is expensive is no secret. The meds, medical care, the doctors’ visits, hospital bills, health costs, the injuries and finally, the cost of self-esteem. The statistics are sobering but true… Epilepsy…

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