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Disney star’s death shows it’s time to end the epilepsy stigma

While tragic, the death of Disney star Cameron Boyce has given voice to SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy). Epilepsy is common, but it still carries a stigma for many patients and their families. Sasha Alick, M.D., discusses why patients should talk about epilepsy, plus tips to reduce health risks.

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Epilepsy surgery advancements can eliminate seizures, improve patients’ memories

Recent advancements have made epilepsy surgery safer and more effective. Dr. Lega discusses when physicians who care for patients with epilepsy should consider referring them for a surgical evaluation.

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New epilepsy facility enhances ability to diagnose, treat seizures

The eight-bed monitoring unit open at Zale Lipshy Pavilion is a safe place where physicians can analyze a patient’s EEG and pinpoint a seizure’s source.

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Planning for pregnancy when you have epilepsy

If you have epilepsy and want to have a baby, there are precautions to take before, during, and after pregnancy.

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Finding solutions for uncontrolled seizures

Finding a successful treatment for uncontrolled seizures starts with accurate diagnosis. Dr. Perven explains how we find the source of seizures.

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Who should consider epilepsy surgery, and when

Recent advancements have made epilepsy surgery safer and more effective. Dr. Lega discusses when people with epilepsy should consider a surgical evaluation.