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Types of Seizures

Mother underscores importance of diagnosing ESES epilepsy early

June 7, 2018

By Deron Hamel Jennifer Young says parents should be aware of the symptoms of Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep (ESES) epilepsy, a condition that appears in childhood and does not present itself through seizures but rather as learning difficulties and behavioural changes. Jennifer’s son was diagnosed with ESES when he was seven years old and…

Are you an adult individual with drug-resistant epilepsy?

April 26, 2018

Are you an adult individual with drug-resistant epilepsy? Are you interested in contributing to a clinical research study about the potential benefits of music therapy in reducing seizure frequency? If so, you may be eligible to participate in our clinical research study – The Rhyme and Rhythm of Music in Epilepsy – at the Toronto…

New OHIP drug program will lessen financial burden for young epilepsy sufferers

January 15, 2018

By Deron Hamel Thanks to a new Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) drug program, young Ontarians with chronic health conditions will no longer have to decide whether to fill needed prescriptions or pay their bills, says Meagan FitzGerald. The program, called OHIP+, came into effect Jan. 1. OHIP+ will ensure that more than 4,400 drug…