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February 25, 2021
You’re in the grocery store and suddenly you hear a commotion. Another shopper is on the floor—convulsing. You’re terrified. What should you do? Beyond calling 9-1-1, knowing what to do—and what not to do—when someone is having a seizure could mean the difference between safely allowing the seizure to pass and causing an injury.
January 06, 2020
Brian Litt, MD and Danielle Bassett, PhD, have been working on developing virtual cortical resection (VCR) technology. Learn more about how this promising method helps guide epilepsy surgery, leading to better patient outcomes.
August 20, 2019
Epilepsy and pregnancy: Is it a safe combo? Here are 7 myths about epilepsy and pregnancy — debunked.
August 19, 2019
Seizure triggers are different for everyone. If you have epilepsy, what could cause your seizures? Some of the answers may surprise you
May 24, 2017
The Penn Brain Tumor Center gives patients access to an unparalleled forum of innovative clinical trials.
October 17, 2016
Transitioning to adulthood can be confusing for anyone—but especially for people with epilepsy. Here are 7 questions you need to ask your physician.
October 12, 2016
A clinical trial is a great way to move epilepsy research forward. Should you participate in one?
May 27, 2015
You’ve tried just about everything to get the seizures to stop. The good news is that you may have other options; alternatives to major surgery that may help control your intractable epilepsy.
May 20, 2015
If you or a loved one has been living with uncontrollable seizures, your doctor may mention a treatment option called “laser ablation.”
Patients and parents desperate to manage severe cases of epilepsy like Dravet syndrome, which is treatment-resistant and involves multiple seizures, have looked to medical marijuana for relief. But not everyone is fully on board.