Epilepsy Seizure DisordersInfo Center
New Guidance for Prolonged Seizure Treatment
When seizures go on for too long, they can put patients' lives at risk. And doctors now have some new guidance on how to treat patients with prolonged seizures.
Wear Purple for Epilepsy Awareness
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and this year's themes are #DareTo Go the Distance and #DareTo Be Seizure Smart.
Rx Shows Promise for Epilepsy Patients
Epilepsy patients may have a new way to fight seizures. A new medication may reduce the number of seizures these patients have.
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.
Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet May Trim Epileptic Seizures
Medication can keep many adults with epilepsy from having seizures. For some, though, medication doesn't work. But new research suggests that diets low in carbs and high in fat may help.
Marijuana Compound May Treat Epilepsy
Medical marijuana has been used to treat nausea and lost appetite in some patients. New research suggests it may also prevent seizures in patients with epilepsy.
Five Neurosurgery Treatments to Question
In an effort to connect doctors and patients, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation puts out updated recommendations on the best treatment options. The latest installation of the ABIM Choosing Wisely series focuses on neurology.
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.
Wait and Watch Approach May Be Better for AVM
Sometimes, treating a patient may lead to worse outcomes than if the patient was not treated. When it comes to tangled vessels in the brain, this may be one of those times.
Experts Issue Statement on Medical Marijuana
Thus far, 21 states and the District of Columbia have approved medical marijuana use to relieve symptoms of various illnesses. That substance may help some, but not all, people with brain diseases.