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Opportunity to Participate in a Study for Epilepsy

Opportunity to Participate in a Study for Epilepsy

Do you have a history of prolonged or ongoing epileptic seizures?MyEpilepsyTeam has partnered with Engage Therapeutics to introduce its members to a clinical trial that has the potential to be the first rescue treatment to stop the progression of...
Posted 04/03/2019
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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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Treatment and Epilepsy

Treatment and Epilepsy

"So my neurologist does not want me to ride my horse or go swimming anymore. He wants me to ride an exercise bike or use the treadmill. So I'm obeying doctors orders. Yesterday late afternoon while on the treadmill at home I had a seizure!? Was a...
Posted 10/12/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak ChopraWe all experience fear....
Posted 09/09/2018
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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of MyEpilepsyTeam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying to be a...
Posted 08/29/2018
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