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Treatment (Non-Pharmaceutical)

The continuing success story of Kerry Jenkins

November 27, 2014

In January, Voices of Epilepsy spoke with 45-year-old Peterborough resident Kerry Jenkins, who had lived with epilepsy since age seven. She shared her story of how deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery cut her seizures in half and eliminated her tonic-clonic seizures. The surgery continues to improve her quality of life. Today, Jenkins says that 75…

How surgery to address epilepsy changed Daniel Horvath’s life

February 7, 2013

Seizure-free now for 10 years, Daniel Horvath knows first-hand the difference brain surgery can make in the life of a person living with epilepsy. Horvath has not had a seizure since undergoing an operation at the University of Western Ontario’s epilepsy clinic at London Health Sciences Centre to remove scar tissue from his brain in…

Informative VNS webinar Sept. 21

September 20, 2012

Dr. Cristina Go, a neurologist at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children and an epilepsy expert, is presenting at a Sept. 21 webinar that will provide in-depth information about vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) devices and how they can enhance quality of life for people living with seizure disorders. The webinar, entitled Vagus Nerve Stimulation: A Long-term…

Epilepsy community encouraged to show support for proposed provincial strategy

June 21, 2012

Epilepsy Ontario is urging the epilepsy community to help end disparities in epilepsy care in the province. Many people living with uncontrolled seizures in Ontario do not get access to the medical services they require. To address the problem and help people access services, a panel of epilepsy experts, in conjunction with the Ontario Health…