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What Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz' Epilepsy Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz' Epilepsy Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, member of the hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, experienced a tonic-clonic seizure in 2003. When Ad-Rock announced he had begun to wear a medical alert bracelet due to epilepsy, a wave of empathy and validation washed over...
Posted 06/06/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

By E.J. Mundell, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests.The...
Posted 03/14/2019
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First U.S. Drug Containing Marijuana-Derived Ingredient Goes on Sale

First U.S. Drug Containing Marijuana-Derived Ingredient Goes on Sale

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Nov.1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The first Food and Drug Administration-approved drug containing an ingredient derived from the marijuana plant is on sale in the United States.Epidiolex is a...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Study Debunks Idea That Epilepsy Can Hamper Fertility

Study Debunks Idea That Epilepsy Can Hamper Fertility

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having epilepsy doesn't appear to lower a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, new research finds."Our paper is a myth-buster," said study author Dr. Page Pennell,...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyEpilepsyTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with epilepsy isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share what...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Brain's 'Plasticity' Amazes as Boy Recovers From Drastic Surgery

Brain's 'Plasticity' Amazes as Boy Recovers From Drastic Surgery

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The developing brain of a growing child has incredible ways of compensating for the loss of an essential brain region, a new case study shows.A young boy has...
Posted 10/30/2018
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Internal Body Clocks May Affect Timing of Epileptic Seizures

Internal Body Clocks May Affect Timing of Epileptic Seizures

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Circadian rhythms, the 24-hour body clocks that regulate a person's sleep-wake cycle, may affect the timing of seizures in roughly 80 percent of epilepsy...
Posted 10/26/2018
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