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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…

Neuroscientists discover key protein responsible for controlling nerve cell protection
Published on April 23, 2012

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…

Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding
Published on April 4, 2012

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— [...]

Tag Days Packet Pick-Up March 19-20 at Chicago Area Locations:
Published on March 14, 2012

Individuals registered for Tag Days can pick up their canister, vest and tags at all three Savers locations on March 19, from 4PM-9PM. Registered participants who visit these Savers locations for packet pick-up are also encouraged to donate used clothing or household items.  You can bring your clothing donations with you to the store.  Participants who donate will receive [...]