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Mayo Clinic Experts Available to Discuss New Epilepsy Therapy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with epilepsy may have a new high-tech way to manage hard-to-control seizures. A new implantable medical device that delivers responsive neurostimulation has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The technology is designed to detect abnormal activity in the brain and respond and deliver subtle levels of electrical [...]

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New Epilepsy Therapy Available at All Mayo Clinic Campuses

Media: Mayo Clinic Experts Available to Discuss New Epilepsy Therapy People with epilepsy may have a new high-tech way to manage hard-to-control seizures. A new implantable medical device that delivers responsive neurostimulation has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The technology is designed to detect abnormal [...]

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Mayo Clinic and Partners to Explore New Ways to Predict and Control Seizures

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and partners from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and NeuroVista Corporation have been awarded a $7.5 million grant (U01) from [...]

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Epilepsy: Symptoms, Causes, Complications and What You Can Do

National Epilepsy Awareness Month Many people think having a seizure involves convulsions, shaking and essentially passing out for a period of time. Others might think if someone has a seizure, they must have epilepsy. Both assumptions are incorrect. Mayo Clinic Health System neurologist Andrew Reeves, M.D., helps explain epilepsy and seizures. Symptoms and types [...]

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Statiscom

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Elson So talks about a technique for determining the source of epileptic seizures which can help determine treatment options. To listen, click the link below. Statiscom

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Epilepsy Defined

Epilepsy is characterized by seizure activity.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Fred Meyer explains that having a seizure doesn't necessarily mean you have epilepsy. To listen, click the link below. Epilepsy Defined  

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What to do for a Seizure

If you witnessed someone having a seizure, would you know what to do? In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jerry Shih has some advice. To listen, click the link below. What to do for a Seizure

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Seizures

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jerry Shih explains seizures. To listen, click the link below. Seizures  

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Ketogenic Diet

An extremely high fat content and low amount of carbs would seem contrary to most diets you hear about.  Well that's because the ketogenic diet isn't about losing weight.  Rather it's a diet  that's helping  some kids with epilepsy become seizure free.

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Traveling the Road of Life, Seizure Free

Nicole Dehn has suffered from epileptic seizures since she was 6 months old, and for the last eight years she's faced pangs of sadness when passing a small grove of trees on the road near her Jacksonville, Fla., home. They're a constant reminder of the day epilepsy took her life in [...]

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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Elaine Wirrell, M.D., and Jerry Shih, M.D., will join us for a program all about epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder. Seizure symptoms vary, but but even mild seizures may require treatment because they can be hazardous during activities like driving or swimming.  1 in 100 of us may  experience [...]

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Promising Results in Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery for Epilepsy

A new minimally invasive laser-based tool for epilepsy surgery offers a quicker recuperation time for patients. For more than 50 years, the standard effective treatment for medication-resistant epileptic seizures has been open brain surgery.  The goal is to remove the small areas of scar tissue where the errant nerve signals begin that can trigger epileptic [...]

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Could a 'Brain Pacemaker' Stop Epileptic Seizures? (pkg.)

Epilepsy is a disease that can control your life. For example, the man you’re about to meet had to give up his driver’s license, his job and much of his social life because of uncontrolled seizures. But a new device being researched at Mayo Clinic is giving him hope. It’s [...]

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