The Illinois House passed SB 2636, the medical marijuana law adding epilepsy as a debilitating medical condition, by a vote of 98-18 on May 21, 2014. This amendment includes epilepsy as one of the conditions for which medical marijuana may be prescribed, and that pediatric intractable cases of epilepsy may be permitted to use cannabis [...]
Seizures and epilepsy are not the same. An epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Epilepsy is a disease characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiological, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition. Translation: [...]
The deadline to turn in the Jim Davies Scholarship and the Sara Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship applications has passed. We will be announcing the awards’ recipients in June. Thank you for everyone who submitted applications!
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. [...]
Besides helping to boost mood, antidepressants may also reduce seizure frequency for people with epilepsy, a new study suggests. Read more…