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Strategy would bring relief to northern Ontarians living with epilepsy

July 12, 2012

While a provincial epilepsy strategy would help people affected by the neurological disorder access services in a timely manner, it would be especially beneficial to people living in northwestern Ontario, who often must travel long distances to receive treatment, says Trevor Lewis. Lewis and his 18-year-old daughter Katie live in Thunder Bay. They are both…

People affected by epilepsy asked to take important survey

July 5, 2012

People living with epilepsy and their families have been asked to participate in an important research project that could have great impact on helping attract government funding in areas to enhance the lives of those affected by the neurological disorder. Researchers were accepting input from adults aged 17 and older who are living with epilepsy,…

Advocate puts a face to the need for epilepsy strategy

June 28, 2012

Given the high number of Ontarians living with epilepsy, there needs to be an effective action plan to support the quality of life of people affected by the neurological disorder, says Miranda Zeppieri. Zeppieri, 28, knows this first-hand — she has had a seizure disorder caused by tuberous sclerosis her whole life, and this is…

Epilepsy strategy creates ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’

June 22, 2012

One of the experts who helped develop the province’s epilepsy strategy is characterizing the proposal as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for people affected by the neurological disorder and physicians who treat patients with epilepsy. Dr. Carter Snead, who heads the neurology department at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), says the one in 100 Ontarians living…