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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 […]

Twitter Adding to Stigma of Epilepsy, Study Says
Published on March 6, 2012

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 […]

Epilepsy community concerned over AHRQ’s AED drug comparison study
Published on February 21, 2012

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…

Gene therapy for epilepsy could stop seizures, UF researchers say
Published on February 16, 2012

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…

Chicago Bear, J.T Thomas, Takes Young Fan with Epilepsy to the Superbowl
Published on February 7, 2012

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 […]