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Brad Ratner Apologizes for Epileptic Joke in ‘Tower Heist’ Trailer
Published on September 6, 2011

Tower Heist director Brett Ratner apologized for a joke in the trailer to his upcoming comedy that targets epileptics. Actor Greg Grunberg (Heroes), who has a 15-year-old son with epilepsy, took issue with the scene, which features a con played by Eddie Murphy calling an old childhood pal played by Ben Stiller “little seizure boy.” Read [...]

Changes to Illinois’ Medicaid Program Present Challenges for Individuals with Epilepsy
Published on July 22, 2011

Big changes are taking place for Illinois Medicaid recipients, and, like most changes, they can be confusing and frustrating. And for Medicaid recipients with epilepsy, the changes are also a cause for serious concern. At the end of this past May, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) announced its new Integrated Care [...]