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Seizure Rx Now Approved for Kids
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of a seizure medication to allow it to be used in children ages 4 to 17.
Epilepsy Rx During Pregnancy May Put Kids at Risk
Pregnant women face many choices as they prepare for the baby's arrival. And new research suggests that moms-to-be with epilepsy may have an extra decision to make about their medication.
It Might Be More Than Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a neurological condition in which individuals experience seizures. But often children with epilepsy have other health concerns as well.
Epilepsy Meds for Kids Go Head to Head
Different medications exist that might effectively treat seizures in children with epilepsy. The best way to find out which ones work best is to compare them to one another.
Hidden Risks of Harm for Epileptics
Broken bones and burns are often common injuries among children and teens. But some kids may be at greater risk than others for injury, such as those with epilepsy.
Fewer Seizures for Kids with TSC
Chronic seizures in childhood can be scary and stressful, and some parents turn to surgery in hopes of finding a permanent solution.
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Epilepsy
Pregnant women with a chronic condition must balance the benefits of medication with the possible risks to their child. This is true especially for women with epilepsy.
Playing Kids' Odds with the Flu
Even though the flu is a common illness each winter, that doesn't mean it's not a dangerous one. Children with certain chronic conditions are especially prone to complications from influenza.
When a Seizure Lasts a Long Time
Most children's seizures do not last very long, but some can last over 30 minutes. These are more likely in a child's first three years of life if the child is prone to seizures.
When Epilepsy Occurs In Childhood
Memory is often an area of concern for people with epilepsy. For children who are just learning about the world around them, memory can be of particular importance to their physical, mental, emotional and social development.