| Sep 13, 2012
| 9:17 AM
organization: The Great Epilepsy Steakout
date: October 7
location: Bob's Steak & Chop House in the Omni Hotel Down Dallas
Join the Epilepsy Foundation Texas for a delectable feast at Bob’s Steak & Chop House in the Omni Downtown Dallas...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:46 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2012
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...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
What do you expect from a rock star? I just closed the back cover of Neil Young's “Waging Heavy Peace,” his big anticipated memoir (of sorts), clocking in at 500 pages (75 shy of the rock star-memoir mountain peak established by Keith...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 12:19 AM
“That one, he has an old soul,” the woman told us shortly after we arrived.
“That’s OK, because we’re going to become old men together,” I thought.
When we went to the breeder, she gave us the choice of two Australian...
| Jul 21, 2012
Robert F. "Hop" Crooks, a retired Social Security Administration computer programmer, died Monday of complications from a massive epileptic seizure at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, Calif.
The longtime Oella and Catonsville resident was 65....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:04 AM
The U.S. Army is giving a $3 million research grant to an Indiana University School of Medicine scientist to develop a nasal spray antidote for suicidal thoughts among soldiers.
Dr. Michael J. Kubek, Ph.D., who was awarded this grant, has been doing...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 7:17 PM
This was supposed to be a special year for Johnstown native Jessica Ambroe.
The former Ferndale Area High School student would have been in her senior year and planning for college. She would have learned to drive and danced at proms.
However, in 2009,...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Living with epilepsy can be arduous if symptoms aren't well-controlled. For some people, that means medication. For others, it may mean surgery. But despite a recent study showing that epilepsy surgery can be highly effective in the long term, just a...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Anne Stein's excellent article on epilepsy surgery ("Most epilepsy surgery candidates don't opt for it," Feb. 16) omits several crucial facts. Candidates for epilepsy surgery not only must have seizures refractory to two appropriately used medications but...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Megan Elphage lives in fear of another big epileptic seizure.
The 22-year-old Glen Burnie woman had her first seizure when she was 13. Even though medications largely keep her epilepsy under control, the prospect of seizures means she can't drive,...