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Tag Days Packet Pick-Up March 19-20 at Chicago Area Locations:

Individuals registered for Tag Days can pick up their canister, vest and tags at all three Savers locations on March 19, from 4PM-9PM. Registered participants who visit these Savers locations for packet pick-up are also encouraged to donate used clothing or household items.  You can bring your clothing donations with you to the store.  Participants who donate will receive [...]

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Surgery for Epilepsy Gains Urgency in Trial

Surgery for epilepsy is usually seen as a last resort for patients when medications do not work, and it is often delayed for many years after the failure of drug treatment. Now a randomized, controlled trial suggests that surgery as soon as possible after the failure of two antiepileptic drugs is a significantly better approach than [...]

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Twitter Adding to Stigma of Epilepsy, Study Says

The social networking service known as Twitter seems to have become a platform for derogatory comments about epilepsy and seizures, researchers say. In a study published in the February issue of Epilepsy and Behavior, Canadian researchers analyzed nearly 11,000 seizure-related “tweets” and deemed 41 percent of them as offensive. The study authors pointed out that the messages on this social networking service [...]

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Epilepsy community concerned over AHRQ’s AED drug comparison study

Leading representatives of the American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology, and the Epilepsy Foundation today reported they have grave concerns about the implications and potential misuse of the anticonvulsant (AED) drug comparisons study recently released by the U.S. Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ).  Read more…

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Gene therapy for epilepsy could stop seizures, UF researchers say

Sparking production of a hormone in the brain that people with epilepsy often lack could prevent debilitating seizures, University of Florida researchers have discovered. Read more…

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Chicago Bear, J.T Thomas, Takes Young Fan with Epilepsy to the Superbowl

A Chicago teenager’s dream of attending Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis is coming true thanks to Chicago Bears player. On Saturday Chicago Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas surprised 14-year-old Anthony Granberry, who is epileptic, with two tickets to the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Granberry developed epilepsy at the age of 7 and has spent much [...]

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UCSF Shares $25-Million Grant to Find Epilepsy Genes

To probe the genetic secrets of one of the most common neurological diseases, more than 4,000 people with various forms of epilepsy will have their DNA decoded over the next five years in a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and several collaborating institutions. Read more…

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Researchers discover source of infant epilepsy

ADELAIDE researchers have unlocked a 20-year mystery about a type of epilepsy in infants. It is caused by a single mutation in one gene. Read more…

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Implantable prosthetic could help prevent epileptic seizures

A system that could electronically detect and prevent epileptic seizures is under development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Read more…

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Heroes Night 2011 Films are Available for Viewing on YouTube

SCHAWK! – a brand deployment agency, located in Chicago, created these inspirational documentaries for our Heroes Night Gala held on November 11, 2011. These masterful short films capture the spirit and grace of the 2011 Heroes Night honorees. Watch and enjoy!

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