Epilepsy Rates Are on the Rise

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that more children and adults in the United States are living with epilepsy, most likely due to population growth. For the first time, information released in yesterday’s ...

Maternal Obesity Linked to Childhood Epilepsy

Researchers in Sweden recently discovered that infants born to women who were overweight or obese early in pregnancy have an increased risk of childhood epilepsy. The higher the maternal body mass index (BMI), the higher the risk, according to resear...

6 Common Epilepsy Myths

Epilepsy can manifest in many different ways, which can be confusing for people who don’t fully understand the condition. Here are a few of the most common myths about epilepsy.
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How Does Epilepsy Affect Sleep?

Epilepsy is much more than seizures – it can affect many aspects of an individual’s overall health, from mood and behavior, to memory and sleep. Learning about the relationship between epilepsy and other conditions is an important step in managing th...
Allison Bush

Epilepsy and Aging

Little is known about the effect that aging has on cognitive and brain health in people with chronic epilepsy. But research has shown seniors have an increased prevalence of developing the disorder. About 300,000 seniors in the United States have sei...
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What's the Latest Research?

We asked Dr. Nathan Fountain, director of the F.E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the University of Virginia School of Medicine to discuss what we know about epilepsy and what patients might expect in the future. What role do hormones pla...
Allison Bush

What Are Treatment Options?

Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological disorders, and close to 3 million Americans have a seizure disorder. Many patients who are treated for epilepsy can live normal lives, but finding the best treatment is critical. We asked Dr. Gr...
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