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FOCUS on EPILEPSY 2013

  A SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH EPILEPSY The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and the University of Michigan’s Center for Managing Chronic Disease are looking for volunteers to participate in research to test the effectiveness of a program for adults with epilepsy that provides: The latest research findings on quality of life and epilepsy. [...]

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Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People with Epilepsy

Besides helping to boost mood, antidepressants may also reduce seizure frequency for people with epilepsy, a new study suggests. Read more…

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Watch “Now I Know” Videos Filmed at the 2012 Consumer Conference

This collection of “Now I Know” videos was filmed at the 2012 Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago Consumer Conference, held on November 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. These short videos were filmed using a laptop digital camera, and were completely unrehearsed. The collection shows the variety of experience among those living with epilepsy, and highlights [...]

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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

The Epilepsy Foundation’s  ”Now I Know” Video Campaign  November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month! As part of our mission to help overcome the challenges created by epilepsy, we’re pleased to announce our Now I Know video campaign.  When it comes to epilepsy, what do you know now that you wish you knew sooner?  We’re inviting [...]

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2012 Paul’s Run for Epilepsy

On Sunday, October 21, 2012, join runners and walkers from all over the Chicago area, for Paul’s Run for Epilepsy – a 5K walk-run event that benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s many programs and services for those living with epilepsy. This year’s 5K takes place at the Gary Morava Center in Prospect Heights, [...]

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Savers to Open New Store in Lake Zurich, Illinois

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago community partner, Savers,  is opening a new location in Lake Zurich, Illinois on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Grand opening festivities continue on into the weekend, so be prepared to get your shop on. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up something for your fall wardrobe, or discover a unique [...]

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Why Should You Attend the Charlie Foundation Family Day?

There’s only a few more weeks before the start of the Charlie Foundation’s  3rd International Symposium: Dietary Therapy for Epilepsy & Other Neurological Disorders. We are very excited about the professional component of this 4 day event, the premier venue to network and learn about the latest in research and clinical practice in the use [...]

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Ketogenic Diet Could Help with Epilepsy Treatments

Children with epilepsy, who aren’t helped by anti-seizure medication, are treated with a ketogenic diet that is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. The ketogenic diet mimics effects of starvation. Neurologists were never quite sure why the diet works well with epilepsy. In a new study, scientists say they may have found the answer. Read [...]

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Response to First Treatment May Predict Epilepsy’s Course

The way someone responds to the first anti-seizure medication given after a diagnosis of epilepsy often predicts how well-controlled their seizures will be over time. Read more…

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Neuroscientists discover key protein responsible for controlling nerve cell protection

A key protein, which may be activated to protect nerve cells from damage during heart failure or epileptic seizure, has been found to regulate the transfer of information between nerve cells in the brain. Read more…

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