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Help Jagoda Ciurkot Raise Money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago!

On Monday, April 16 from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm the California Pizza Kitchen will be donating 20% of the bills paid with this CPK fundraiser coupon to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago! You just need to bring the coupon on April 16th to one of the three locations on the coupon – the three participating […]

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Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding

Epilepsy is the nation’s fourth most common neurological disorder, after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease; but public understanding of epilepsy is limited. For example, many people do not know the causes of epilepsy or what they should do if they see someone having a seizure. Epilepsy is a complex spectrum of disorders—sometimes called the epilepsies— […]

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Faces of the Foundation-Schuele

Every month we feature a “Face of the Foundation.” Someone whose involvement in the organization, whether it is through services, support, and/or advocacy, has had a significant impact on the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and its mission. Be sure to check back on the first of each month to see who we are honoring! […]

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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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Faces of the Foundation-Gertrude

Every month we feature a “Face of the Foundation.” Someone whose involvement in the organization, whether it is through services, support, and/or advocacy, has had a significant impact on the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and its mission. Be sure to check back on the first of each month to see who we are honoring! […]

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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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FACES OF THE FOUNDATION

Every month we feature a “Face of the Foundation.” Someone whose involvement in the organization, whether it is through services, support, and/or advocacy, has had a significant impact on the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and its mission. This month, we are featuring Jim, long time friend and advocate of the Epilepsy Foundation. He worked […]

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