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Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace is Now Open!

As of October 1st, Health Insurance Marketplace has begun accepting applications for those who are trying to find the most beneficial insurance plans available to them. The Marketplace simplifies your search by gathering information about all of the insurance plans in your area in one place. No plan can turn you away or charge you […]

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The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Foundation Scholarship Award

The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Foundation has announced that Mr. John Shearer of Gurnee, Illinois, has been awarded the SARA ELIZABETH STUBBLEFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for Persons with Epilepsy.  This $2,000 scholarship award will be paid $1,000 per semester for the 2013-2014 academic year. Mr. Shearer, a 2013 graduate of Warren Township High School, will attend Carthage […]

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Epilepsy Continues to Receive Legislative Support in Illinois: The Danny Stanton SUDEP Act

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Danny Stanton SUDEP Act into law on Monday, August 12th. The law requires medical examiners and coroners to include an inquiry about a history of epilepsy and seizures as part of a standard autopsy, and, if an instance of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is determined, to report […]

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Gov. Quinn Signs Medicaid Expansion into Law

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on Monday, July 22nd, which requires the Department of Health and Family Services (DHS) to ensure that Medicaid patients with epilepsy do not require prior approval from the Department in order to receive anti-convulsant drugs.  The legislation was a top priority of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago during […]

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Duke Medicine researchers identify molecular target to prevent onset epilepsy

Duke Medicine researchers have identified a receptor in the nervous system that may be key to preventing epilepsy following a prolonged period of seizures. Read more…

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Stem cell research provides hope for epilepsy cure

Researchers from UC San Francisco have discovered a way to reverse severe forms of epilepsy in mice with stem cells, providing a new sense of hope for patients who suffer from the seizure-inducing disorder. Read more…

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Epilepsy Drug Used During Pregnancy Increases Baby’s Autism Risk

Children born to mothers who took the anti-seizure drug valproate were five times more likely to be born with autism than those whose mothers didn’t take the medication, a Danish study found. Read more…

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EFGC’s Debbie Flader receives the Sara Stubblefield Advocacy Award from the national Epilepsy Foundation

Debbie Flader of Hanover Park, IL received the national Epilepsy Foundation’s Sara Stubblefield Advocacy Award for her years of tireless service as the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Director of Clinical Outreach. The award was given at the Epilepsy Foundation’s 2013 Public Policy Institute in Washington, DC. Flader’s passion to advocate for people living with […]

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Obama announces $100M to unlock mysteries of the brain

President Obama will unveil a $100 million initiative to research the human brain, in hopes of unlocking further understanding of brain disorders. Read more…

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Epilepsy Foundation conducting nation-wide Needs Assessment Survey

The Epilepsy Foundation is currently conducting a Needs Assessment Survey  in order to collect information that will help determine “unmet needs” among its consumers. This is a confidential and simple questionnaire that can be completed online. Information gathered from this survey will help the Foundation create or improve its programs and services, validate its activities, […]

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