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    1. The Unseen Side of Epilepsy

      Sept. 6, 2000 -- Call it the hidden side of epilepsy -- the complications beyond seizures, such as getting a driver's license or a job, forming relationships, and participating in sports. A recent Italian study detailed how adult epileptics were faring in society and found that, in general, they fac

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    2. Afraid Your Child Might Have Epilepsy?

      Aug. 9, 2000 -- Some good news for worried parents: Most kids who have an unexplained seizure will never have another, according to a new study. The bad news, however, is that if a second seizure does occur -- and does so within 6 months of the first -- they are more likely to have several more. The

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    3. Epilepsy Surgery May Be Best Bet When Medications Fail

      June 19, 2000 -- At least once a week, Jane Price dresses up as a clown and visits hospitals and nursing homes in Gardendale, Ala., where she lives. "When someone's in the hospital, they feel bored; they don't feel at home," she says. "A clown can bring patients a touch of joy. We call it 'therapeut

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    4. Experts Meet to Discuss the Future of Epilepsy

      March 30, 2000 (Bethesda, Md.) -- Scientists attending a two-day international meeting here are talking cautiously about significant improvements in treating one of mankind's oldest afflictions -- epilepsy. Backed by the White House and the National Institutes of Health, the conference is said to be

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    5. Cost of Epilepsy Higher Than Previous Estimates

      March 30, 2000 (Atlanta) -- As many as 44% of the people in the U.S. who have epilepsy -- more than 1 million people -- continue to have seizures, despite getting medical treatment, according to a report in the March issue of the journal Epilepsia. These people, and others who have uncontrolled epil

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    6. FDA Approves New Epilepsy Drug for Persistent Seizures

      Mar. 28, 2000 (Washington) -- Epileptic patients for whom current multidrug therapies have not been effective may soon find a new addition in their drug cocktails. On Tuesday, the FDA approved an anticonvulsant drug that may offer hope to Americans with persistent partial seizures. "There is a criti

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    7. Epilepsy, Stroke Vaccine Shows Promise

      Feb. 24, 2000 (Atlanta) -- Epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson's disease, chronic pain, depression -- all might one day be treated and/or prevented with a new vaccine. Studies published in Thursday's issue of the journal Science show that the vaccine prevents seizures in laboratory animals and protects them

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    8. Driving Restrictions for People With Epilepsy Still Debatable

      Nov. 16, 1999 (New York) -- Patients with epilepsy who drive have the best chance of avoiding a seizure-related car crash if they have not had a seizure in at least 6-12 months, according to a report in the medical journal Neurology. The research team, headed by Gregory L. Krauss, MD, of Johns Hopki

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    9. Dealing With School

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    10. Tips During Seizures

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