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  1. Carle and University research new brain imaging technologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Daily Illini

    ... Different diseases affect the stiffness of the brain." Graham Huesmann, a neurologist who founded Carle Hospital's Epilepsy Center in 2014, said in a press release MRE could help treat epilepsy at an early stage. "We are hoping that we can identify ...

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  2. Midstate boy first on East Coast to get new epilepsy treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | ABC 27

    Epilepsy affects over three million Americans, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. About one million do not respond to medicine, according to Dr. Joel Winer, a neurologist at WellSpan York Hospital.

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  3. Third Annual Epilepsy Awareness Activities at Disneyland Resort Set for November 4 - 5, 2015Read the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | Business Wire

    That's something the founders of the third annual Epilepsy Awareness and Education Expo, and Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland are out to change. "Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer's disease, yet it receives less than a tenth of the research funding of any one of them," said Raman Sankar, M.D., PhD, who is the Chief of the pediatric neurology and epilepsy programs at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

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  4. NH DHHS - Programs Address Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate for National...Read the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | NH Insider

    ... a baby with an orofacial cleft are maternal smoking, having diabetes, and use of certain medications to treat epilepsy, such as topirimate and valproic acid. "DHHS has a number of programs working toward reducing these birth defects by addressing ...

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  5. Guth and Gassman discuss impact of medical marijuana in IowaRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | The Estherville Spirit

    Gassman said he would like to see the availability of cannabidiol expanded for those who need it. "People who have ulcerative colitis, glaucoma, cancer, as well as those with epilepsy should have access."

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  6. Medical Marijuana Now Legal in MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | JD Journal

    ... with a week-long supply of cannabis pills for her 24-year-old son. They are hoping the treatment will help with his epilepsy . The clinic closed after two hours at 2 a.m. but reopened at 9 a.m. There were dozens of appointments already made for ...

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  7. King Drug Co. of Florence, Inc. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | JD Supra

    ... opinion. The case involved Teva's generic versions of Glaxo-SmithKline's (GSK) Lamictal (lamotrigine) drug for epilepsy and bipolar disorder; the patent on the drug expired in 2008. The court considered the antitrust question in view of an earlier ...

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  8. Quiet that Ringing in the BrainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Health News Digest

    A new drug that selectively affects potassium channels in the brain may offer effective treatment for epilepsy and prevent tinnitus, UConn neurophysiologist Anastasios Tzingounis and colleagues report in the June 10 Journal of Neuroscience . Epilepsy and tinnitus are both caused by overly excitable nerve cells.

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  9. Medical marijuana is now legal in MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Star Tribune

    ... then wait to see if the treatment she and others fought for years to legalize will do anything to help his epilepsy. The Minneapolis clinic closed at 2 a.m. to reopen at 9. Dozens more patients and caregivers had booked appointments during regular ...

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  10. Epilepsy Foundation Annual Family Fun Run and WalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | CBS Local

    ... Football and Men's Basketball. The Fan also features live and local programming, 7-days [...] Nobody asks to have epilepsy. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with epilepsy or a seizure disorder then you know that life can be different ...

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  11. LYCOS to Offer Purple Band & Ring to Support Epilepsy Awareness and...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Freshnews

    BSE:532368) announced its latest initiative to increase Epilepsy awareness and support those living with Epilepsy. LYCOS is developing a new feature for the App for Life that will detect abnormal movements and alert loved ones when the user is experiencing these symptoms or has fallen.

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  12. HEROES Star Greg Grunberg & More Kick Off 'Talk About It for Epilepsy!' NetathonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Greg Grunberg and Rick Harrison kicked off the Epilepsy Foundation's first-ever "Talk About It for Epilepsy!" Netathon Presented by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. today at noon Pacific time. "Talk About It for Epilepsy!" Netathon Presented by Sunovion features stars from stage, screen, music, and comedy.

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  13. Anti-Pot Activist Concedes That Rescheduling Marijuana Would Facilitate Medical ResearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    At last week's Senate hearing on cannabidiol , a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana that shows promise as a treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy, John Ingram, a child neurologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, testified that marijuana's status as a Schedule I drug, the most restrictive category of the Controlled Substances Act, is a significant barrier to CBD research. As a physician who is developing a study of CBD as a treatment for epilepsy, Ingram ought to know.

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  14. Pot Prohibitionists for Medical MarijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Reason Magazine

    ... supposedly can be used to treat, which include glaucoma, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, Tourette syndrome, epilepsy, hepatitis C, lupus, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, ...

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  15. For the sickest Minnesotans, medical marijuana will be legal on WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Star Tribune

    ... seizure. One of hundreds that rip through his developing brain daily, endangering his life, unchecked by all the epilepsy treatments the family has tried. Wyatt suffered seven seizures in the time it took his parents to explain why they've already ...

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  16. Letter: Patients are waitingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Northwest Herald

    I am writing on behalf of the epilepsy community in response to the editorial “ Medical marijuana program slow to unfold .” The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago was heavily involved in passing a recent amendment to the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, adding epilepsy as a debilitating condition, and it is committed to the success of this program, ensuring it is safe and accessible for all patients. There are 3 million Americans living with epilepsy, and more than 130,000 in the Chicago area.

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  17. Fycompa (perampanel) receives European MA for PGTC seizures in...Read the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | Medical News Today

    The European Commission has today granted marketing authorisation approval for Fycompa , for use as a once-daily, adjunctive therapy for primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures in adults and adolescents with idiopathic generalised epilepsy . The number of anti-epileptic drugs licensed for the treatment of PGTC seizures is limited,[1] and perampanel, the first new treatment for PGTC in IGE in five years,[2] offers clinicians a first-in-class treatment that reduces PGTC seizures.

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  18. LYCOS to Offer Purple Band & Ring to Support Epilepsy Awareness Plus...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | AndhraNews

    BSE:532368), today announced that it is developing a unique feature to its Smart Band and App that will alert and detect loved ones when people fall or have unusual movements. Starting on June 27th, a special Purple Band and Ring will be sold to support the Epilepsy Foundation by sharing a percentage of its LYCOS Life range of product sales.

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  19. America's First 50 Plus Fashion Model with Seizure Disorders...Read the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | PRWeb

    ... Now, Bailey will summon a new type of courage. She was diagnosed with Seizure Disorders (sometimes referred to as Epilepsy) in 2002 and and has decided to offer her services to the world of fashion modeling. "I want my modeling career to inspire all ...

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  20. Study reveals how our brains can form first impressions quicklyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... This artificial neuron contain no 'living' parts, but is capable of mimicking the function ... A new drug may treat epilepsy and prevent tinnitus by selectively affecting potassium channels in the brain, UConn neurophysiologist Anastasios Tzingounis ...

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