Posts Tagged ‘seizures’

November 6, 2014 · by · 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…

September 10, 2013 · by James White, MD · Education, Epilepsy, News, Patient Information, Treatment

Marijuana has been used for the treatment of medical conditions for over 4000 years. The medical use of marijuana is currently a hotly debated topic. There are some anecdotal reports of patients using marijuana to treat seizures. The popular media has recently run stories about patients using marijuana for their epilepsy. Some patients describe that marijuana improves…

June 13, 2012 · by · Epilepsy News

A headline topping the news earlier this week: “Commerce Dept. says Sec. Bryson suffered seizure.” The U.S. Commerce Department Secretary was involved in two motor vehicle crashes over last weekend.  The accidents appear to be due to seizure activity. Secretary Bryson is 68 years-old. This major news story brings up (at least) three important issues:…

June 7, 2012 · by · Education, Epilepsy News, Featured Topics

There are many interesting facts about seizures and epilepsy that can best be explained using numbers. Patients often want very exact information, and for many important issues, research has yielded very precise quantification. The following is a list of interesting and important numbers pertinent to those with seizures: 1-2% of the world’s population has epilepsy…

April 11, 2012 · by James White, MD · Education, Featured Topics, News, Patient Information

ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Head trauma is one of the most commonly identified reasons that patients develop epilepsy. Most studies suggest that approximately 6% of patients with epilepsy have TBI as the cause. The more severe the head trauma, the higher the risk of developing epilepsy. For example, patients with penetrating brain injury have a 53% chance…

September 27, 2011 · by · News

Watch Dr. Frost on WCCO’s Good Question: What Happens To A Brain During A Seizure? [htmlembed name=cbs1]   MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – For Gopher football coach Jerry Kill, the sudden spike in seizures has been a mystery. For scientists looking into seizures, the inner-workings of the brain is always a mystery. So what is a seizure…