What is Epilepsy?

Thought processPatients 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.

May 18, 2015 · Education
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Epilepsy Bootcamp – What to know when you’re first diagnosed. Dr. Julie Hanna and Dr. Jason Doescher from Minnesota Epilepsy Group will discuss important things to know when you’re first diagnosed like safety issues, treatment options and medication side effects.  

May 15, 2015 · Epilepsy News, Events
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May 15 is TSC Global Awareness Day. Minnesota Epilepsy Group is proud to be a partner in the fight against tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a devastating genetic disease affecting 1 million people worldwide. Find out more at http://www.tscglobalday.org.

February 26, 2015 · Events
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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
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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
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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,…