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2012 Paul’s Run for Epilepsy
Published on October 21, 2012

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, [...]

Savers to Open New Store in Lake Zurich, Illinois
Published on September 17, 2012

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 [...]

Why Should You Attend the Charlie Foundation Family Day?
Published on August 30, 2012

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 [...]

Ketogenic Diet Could Help with Epilepsy Treatments
Published on May 25, 2012

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 [...]

Response to First Treatment May Predict Epilepsy’s Course
Published on May 10, 2012

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…