What is Epilepsy?

Human brain and colorful question markPatients and family are often absolutely shocked when seizure activity first occurs. The seizure itself may be very dramatic and frightening. The seizure could have resulted in injury. There are almost always a multitude of questions.

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Level 4 Epilepsy Center

Minnesota Epilepsy Group is designated as a level 4 epilepsy center – the highest rating by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

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Minnesota Epilepsy Group is the largest and most comprehensive adult and pediatric epilepsy program in the Midwest.  As a regional referral facility, we are the recognized leader in treating epilepsy and other seizure-related conditions in infants to the elderly.

February 26, 2015 · Events

Save the date! We’ll be at MOA for The Walk for Epilepsy and Brain Games March 21, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The walk is intended to increase epilepsy awareness and is a World Epilepsy Day event. The walk is sponsored by the Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Upsher Smith. This is a family…

November 6, 2014 · Epilepsy News

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. More than 2.2 million Americans have epilepsy. Epilepsy can affect people at any age or stage of their life, but occurs more frequently in children under the age of 1 and adults over the age of 55. What is epilepsy? Dr. James White, Minnesota…

November 5, 2014 · Epilepsy News

On May 29, 2014 Minnesota became the 22nd state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to enact laws legalizing the use of medical marijuana. Nine specific medical conditions have been identified for legal use of medical marijuana in Minnesota, including those with seizures/epilepsy. Minnesota’s law has been perceived as more restrictive than other states,…

September 15, 2014 · Events, News

Congratulations 2014 Service to Humanity Physician Honoree Patricia Penovich, MD Dr. Penovich specializes in neurology and practices at Minnesota Epilepsy Group in St. Paul, MN. Widely renowned for outstanding epilepsy care, she is passionate about treating women of childbearing age. She joined United Hospital staff in 1994 as medical director of Neurology and Epilepsy. She…

June 30, 2014 · Events

Join us for a free information session for individuals and families affected by seizures and epilepsy. The session will give an overview of epilepsy and seizures, available treatment options and management strategies. there will be time at the end of the session for questions and answers. Thursday, July 10th, 2014 6-8 PM Presenter: James White,…