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Diagnosing Epilepsy

Action Day 2017 will focus on need for gov’t to translate evidence into practice

February 9, 2017

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario is focusing this year’s Epilepsy Action Day at Queen’s Park on the need to standardize care for people with epilepsy across Ontario through dissemination and implementation of the province’s clinical epilepsy guidelines, as well as explaining what the guidelines mean for patients and doctors. This year’s Epilepsy Action Day is…

Research into link between brain injury and epilepsy is giving Eileen Campbell hope

January 5, 2017

By Deron Hamel When Eileen Campbell was 14 years old, she was involved in a car crash that resulted in a brain injury. After the accident, she developed epilepsy which caused her to have tonic-clonic seizures. Now 49, Campbell has lived with the challenges epilepsy poses. She has three grown sons, each of whom has…

PBS affiliates across North America to screen ground-breaking documentary about epilepsy

November 17, 2016

By Deron Hamel Joe Stanislaw says the best results from widespread screening of the documentary On the Edge: Living with Epilepsy would be more awareness, a greater understanding of the potential people with epilepsy have, and more interest in research. Joe is the father of Louis Stanislaw, a U.S. filmmaker who has coped with epilepsy…