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Treatment (Non-Pharmaceutical)

Research into improving quality of life is most important to people with epilepsy: survey

November 3, 2016

By Deron Hamel Research programs aimed at enhancing quality of life for people with epilepsy are the most important avenue of research to those living with seizure disorders, their families and people working at epilepsy support agencies, according to a recent EpLink survey. EpLink’s “research priorities” online survey had 139 respondents. The survey, which was…

Fundraiser being held to help keep teen seizure-free

August 13, 2015

By Deron Hamel A fundraiser takes place this weekend in Everett, Ont. to help 18-year-old Jesse Bolton and his family pay for medication to control his epilepsy. The fundraiser is being hosted by Paul Hibbert and his family. Since 2013, the Hibbert family has hosted an annual fundraiser in memory of their son who was…

Supreme Court’s medicinal marijuana ruling a relief for family of child with Dravet syndrome

June 18, 2015

By Deron Hamel The Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision to legalize all forms of consumption of medicinal marijuana means Mandy McKnight no longer has to break the law in order to stop her young son’s seizures. Mandy’s seven-year-old son, Liam, has Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy with frequent, prolonged, drug-resistant seizures. He…