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Health Issues After Your Baby is Born

April 26, 2014 | By |

After your baby is born, your hormones change and medication levels in your bloodstream tend to rise, increasing the possibility of side effects. These factors may make it necessary for your physician to check medication blood levels more frequently in the first few months after delivery. Read More

26 Apr

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Bone Density and Epilepsy

April 26, 2014 | By |

For both men and women who have epilepsy, there is an increased risk of bone disease due to certain medications that have been linked to reduced bone health. These include Dilantin, Tegretol, Phenobarbital and Depakote. Read More

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Menopause and Epilepsy

April 26, 2014 | By |

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop working, her menstrual periods stop and the level of sex hormones in her body decreases. We know that because hormones have an effect on brain function, seizure patterns may change in some women as they go through menopause. Read More

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Special Concerns for Teenage Girls

April 26, 2014 | By |

Puberty is the time when your body changes and you grow from a child into an adult. You get taller and weigh more, and you start to grow breasts and body hair. Some of these physical changes happen quickly and the dose of seizure medicine that worked before is not enough for your new body size. Read More

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Medication

April 26, 2014 | By |

Most epilepsy medicines are taken by mouth. The doctor’s choice of which drug to prescribe depends on what kind of seizure a person is having. People react to medicines in different ways. Some experience side effects, others may not. Read More

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation

April 26, 2014 | By |

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a type of treatment in which short bursts of electrical energy are directed into the brain via the vagus nerve, a large nerve in the neck. The energy comes from a battery, about the size of a silver dollar, which is surgically implanted under the skin, usually on the chest. Read More

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Surgery

April 26, 2014 | By |

When antiepileptic drugs fail to control or reduce seizures, surgery on the brain may be considered. Although some of the techniques are recent, surgical removal of seizure-producing areas of the brain has been an accepted form of treatment for more than 50 years. Read More

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Ketogenic Diet

April 26, 2014 | By |

Normally, our bodies run on energy from glucose, which we get from food. We can’t store large amounts of glucose, however. We only have about a 24-hour supply. When a child has no food for 24 hours – which is the way the diet begins, usually in a hospital – he or she uses up all the stored glucose. Read More

25 Apr

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Walk for Epilepsy AZ

April 25, 2014 | By |

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Everyone here at the Epilepsy Foundation would like to say thank you for all of your support this year at our walk. We raised $61,000 and had almost 600 walkers show up to support us. We look forward to seeing you all again next November. Read More

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Golf Tournament

April 25, 2014 | By |

The Foundation’s 2015 Golf Tournament dates will be announced shortly.

Thank you to everyone who attended our 6th Annual Golf Tournament at the Wildfire Golf Club on Saturday, April 26, 2014. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again next year!

 

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