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Women and Epilepsy

Webinar to examine correlation between hormones and epilepsy in women

September 12, 2014

A webinar hosted by Epilepsy Ontario on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. will examine issues surrounding female hormones and how they affect women living with a seizure disorder. Epilepsy researcher Dr. Melanie Jeffrey will be leading the webinar, entitled Women, Hormones and Epilepsy. Throughout her presentation, Jeffrey will discuss the impact hormones have on seizure…

Student turning epilepsy diagnosis into a positive experience to help others

July 3, 2014

Suzanne McGuire’s life changed on Oct. 26, 2009. That afternoon, the St. Catharines native was writing her fourth-year biomechanics midterm exam at Brock University when she suddenly woke up on the floor, surrounded by her classmates and a paramedic, who explained she had a seizure. After officially being diagnosed with epilepsy in January 2010, McGuire…

Epilepsy Ontario video project highlights exceptional young woman’s life

April 24, 2014

Seventeen-year-old Lia Turner says she hopes a series of videos documenting her life will send a positive message about how people can live with epilepsy and be thriving and productive. The videos are part of a project Epilepsy Ontario has embarked upon in collaboration with Universus Media Group Inc., the company that created the videos.…

Surgery has provided Kerry Jenkins with new lease on life

January 8, 2014

Peterborough resident Kerry Jenkins says the deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery she had in December 2012 has offered her a new lease on life. While the surgery reduced the number of seizures she was having by nearly half, what has helped her in her journey has been the support of her husband and in-laws and…