There were points in his life when Dostoevsky wrote he was grateful for his seizure disorder because of the “abnormal tension” the episodes created in his brain, which allowed him to experience “unbounded joy and rapture, ecstatic devotion and completest…
By Dr. Howard Markel
A component of cannabis reduced seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy, marking a significant step in efforts to use marijuana and its derivatives to treat serious medical conditions.
By Andrew Joseph, STAT
Rafael and Sonia, both from Mexico, have lived in this country without permission for more than a decade. But only since the recent presidential election has a question haunted them: If they are deported, what will happen to their disabled…
By Jocelyn Wiener, Kaiser Health News
Lenny and Amy’s 5-year-old son has epilepsy. When conventional medications caused terrible side effects, they started giving him a daily drop of cannabis oil, with dramatic results. But it’s a calculated risk: While there is anecdotal evidence of cannabis’ effectiveness,…
By PBS NewsHour
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who was released from the hospital on Tuesday, is among 25 million Americans who have suffered from seizures. A neurologist describes the triggers and treatments of such conditions.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Chief Justice John Roberts was released from a hospital in Maine Tuesday morning, a day after he was admitted for suffering an unexplained seizure.
The Veterans Affairs system cares for an estimated 1,600 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with traumatic brain injuries and other severe wounds. The NewsHour takes a look at the challenges of treating these veterans.
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