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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 the concept of  knowledge, and how it is often derived from personal discovery and perseverance.

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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

 Let’s all take part in National Epilepsy Awareness Month! The Epilepsy Foundation has multiple activities going on and there are many ways you can get involved… from sharing your experiences with epilepsy in an online video campaign, to attending our third annual Epilepsy Consumer Conference. This is a great opportunity to come together to educate ourselves and the general public about epilepsy.

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Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise as Weight-Loss Aid, Study Says

A prescription medication originally developed to treat epilepsy may help obese adults shed weight when combined with routine nutritional counseling, researchers say.

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Feds sue over camp’s refusal to administer epilepsy medicine

The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday against a recreational organization in Crystal Lake that serves children and adults with disabilities, alleging it has refused to administer a specific epilepsy medication to two participants.

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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 treasure for your home. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

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EFGC Welcomes Hispanic Outreach Specialist

Alnierys Venegas, a Chicago resident with extensive experience in the non-profit community, has joined the staff of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. Venegas received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication Arts – Media Studies from North Park University and has worked with social services agencies such as YWCA, Red Cross of Greater Chicago, and Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare.

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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 of ketogenic therapies for brain disorders. Please watch this video on the benefit of diet plans for children with epilepsy. Click the link in this post to visit the Charlie Foundation website and register for this exciting event. 

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