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Epilepsy Surgery Stops Lifelong Seizures

For 24 years, Grace Lindsey never knew a day without a seizure. Every time she woke – from a night of sleep or from a nap – she had a seizure. She had 100s of seizures throughout the day, every day. Every day for 24 years. Her mother, Sheila Gill, describes a lifelong quest for…


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Epilepsy and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Professor Ley Sander is the Medical Director at the Epilepsy Society. Here, he has put together an FAQ factsheet for those with epilepsy about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please note that the advice below looks at epilepsy in general, rather than at specific types of epilepsy. If you, or a loved one, has severe epilepsy and…


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Epilepsy treatment side effect: New insights about the brain

Dr. Andrew Ko performed brain surgery on Genette Hofmann at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in hopes of reducing the epileptic seizures that had disrupted Hofmann’s life for decades. At the same time, Hofmann agreed to donate a small bit of her healthy brain tissue to researchers at the Allen Institute, who were eager to…