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Epilepsy (INACTIVE)

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  • On the frontier of medical pot to treat boy's epilepsy

    On the frontier of medical pot to treat boy's epilepsy
    MODESTO —Topamax. Depakote. Phenobarbital. The list goes on. Before Jayden David turned 5, he had tried a dozen powerful medications to tame a rare form of epilepsy. The side effects were devastating. There were grand mal seizures that lasted...
  • Lia Lee dies at 30; figure in cultural dispute over epilepsy treatment

    Lia Lee dies at 30; figure in cultural dispute over epilepsy treatment
    She could speak only with her eyes. But Lia Lee's life bridged worlds and changed American medicine. Lia, the subject of Anne Fadiman's 1997 book "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down," died Aug. 31 in Sacramento at the age of 30, after living...
  • To treat son’s epilepsy, a father turns to medical marijuana

     
    Jayden David, 5, suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. Jayden takes a form of medical marijuana that is not psychoactive, so the sweet-tasting infusion he receives four times a day doesn't make him high....
  • On set with Eric McCormack of TNT’s “Perception”

     
    By Kate O'Hare In the feature film A Beautiful Mind, schizophrenic mathematician John Nash (Russell Crowe) goes against a doctor’s advice and decides to forgo his medication and use his intellect to deal with his symptoms, including vivid...
  • Mary Murphy

    Mary Murphy
    Mary Murphy is the winner of 18 Emmy Awards for her reporting and anchor work in her hometown of New York City. The daughter of Irish immigrants who settled in Queens, Mary Murphy has spent her entire, 30-year career in NYC. By the age of 13, Mary knew...
  • In Support

    ELKHART - Center for Hospice Care is conducting a Summer Grief Forum, a series of educationally focused sessions featuring speakers who will share important information and answer questions. Each session is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 15 ...
  • In support

    Al-Anon is a support group comprised of persons whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. It’s sole purpose is to help the families and friends of problem drinkers. For information in St. Joseph, LaPorte, Marshall and Starke...
  • Epilepsy drug leads to weight loss, side effects

    Epilepsy drug leads to weight loss, side effects
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A drug approved to prevent seizures may also help obese people lose a few pounds when it's added to therapy and nutritional guidance, a new small trial suggests. But people who took zonisamide also reported more side effects,...
  • Life Out Here: Beauty from ugly places

    Life Out Here: Beauty from ugly places
    From trauma and terror good things, even remarkable things, sometimes come. Our older dog, Flynn, has epilepsy, as has been chronicled (way too often, critics would say) in this newspaper. It’s heartbreaking to see him frothing, banging and...
  • Gayle on the Go for Sunday, Oct. 28

    Sunday @ 5pm Spooky Reptilian Masquerade Fundraiser The Reptile Zoo 18818 Brookhurst Street Fountain Valley (714) 964-3525 www.TheReptileZoo.com Where's your costume? You're going to need it for the Spooky Reptilian Masquerade at The Reptile Zoo in...
  • Girl refuses to let epilepsy slow her down

    Girl refuses to let epilepsy slow her down
    Epilepsy affects many Hoosier children–but new treatments are helping kids live life to the fullest. Paige Anderson looks like a normal 9-year-old girl. However, that was far from the case three years ago, when she suffered her first seizure....