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Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
My brain as of May 21, 2009 by Liz B. Posted Fri 29 May 2009 12:00am See that empty spot in the left parietal lobe? That's my brain hole. Actually, it's more like a missing layer in my brain. Are you thinking what I think you're thinking? Yes, I am affected by the missing layer--but it is minor. It is fortunate I am not missing a part of my frontal lobe (which is responsible for reasoning, plan ... Read on »
GABA - For Natural Anxiety Relief by Ralph S. Certified Nurse Specialist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:53pm 1 Comment GABA, or “gamma aminobutyric acid,” produced in the central nervous system, is the body’s natural muscle relaxant, tranquilizer, and nerve calmer. GABA, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter), also available as a supplement, works by limiting the nerve cell activity in areas of the brain associated with anxiety. Some anxiety disorders have increased ... Read on »
Occipital nerve stimulation is ineffective by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Fri 19 Oct 2012 10:04pm Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) has been reported to relieve refractory (difficult to treat) migraine headaches. Results of a clinical trial of ONS for patients with refractory migraine was just published in the journal Cephalalgia. This study was sponsored by St. Jude Medical, company that manufactures occipital nerve stimulators. This was a l ... Read on »
Implanted Device May Predict Epilepsy Seizures, Study Suggests by Medline Plus Posted Thu 02 May 2013 9:00am Patients who don't respond to drugs might benefit, but larger trials needed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Epilepsy , Seizures Read on »
Mental Ills in Kids with Epilepsy May Depend on Seizure Location by Medline Plus Posted Wed 29 May 2013 12:00pm Psychiatric symptoms more common when brain's temporal lobe is involved, researchers find Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Mental Health , Epilepsy Read on »
Bee Buzz: National Epilepsy Awareness Month by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 18 Nov 2011 6:28am Yes, November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. While it is sad that this is a condition that must be recognized... awareness is essential for individuals to understand and recognize the possibilities. Epilepsy, though it greatly affects those with hydranencephaly or other neurological conditions, does not discriminate and could happen to a ... Read on »
Passion by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 06 May 2010 9:38am Simply stated, I am beyond the point of passionate regarding the importance of raising awareness of many rare conditions affecting our children. Sure, my own little one is living with hydranencephaly... a cephalic disorder that happens roughly one in 10,000 births. Cephalic disorders are congenital conditions which affect the brain and central ne ... Read on »
Medication Concerns Surrounding ADHD and Epilepsy by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:54pm 4 Comments Medication strategies for ADHD Comorbid Disorders Medicating ADHD and Comorbid Epilepsy In a previous post, we briefly discussed the challenge of medicating ADHD with a common coexisting disorder, namely Tourette's Syndrome. We saw that conventional medications that are often used in the first line of treatment for ADHD are often co ... Read on »
Bee Aware: Epilepsy by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 09 Nov 2011 7:49pm My personal experience prior to having a child with epilepsy was from a classmate who would drop to the floor in convulsions, then afterwards take a little break and be just fine. It was scary to witness the first and second time, then it was just Richard. Some people made fun of him, I just knew it to be who he was. I also thought he was what ... Read on »