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  1. Re: Medical Cannabis Faces Double Standard for Safety, Efficacy Compared to Prescription PillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | East Bay Express

    Medical cannabis faces a double standard for safety and efficacy compared to prescription pharmaceuticals. The most recent illustration of that fact is a story from the Wall Street Journal , which reported this week that at least a third of children with previously untreatable epilepsy got better on extracts of cannabis - a non-toxic botanical.

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  2. Locals in Springfield to Prevent Epilepsy CutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WIFR

    Under Governor Rauner's budget proposal for 2016, all state funding for Epilepsy would be eliminated, now local epilepsy advocates are trying to stop the cuts. Supporters with the Epilepsy Foundation out of Rockford, have been in Springfield all day trying to make sure the 130,000 people battling Epilepsy in Illinois, don't lose crucial services.

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  3. Purple Day makes a splashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Shepparton News Online

    ... sales and a morning tea at Cunningham Downs community hall, which attracted close to 100 people. Guest speaker was Epilepsy Foundation support co-ordinator Monique Vromans, who spoke about the different seizures associated with epilepsy, the impact ...

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  4. Purple Day March 26 - A World Day for Epilepsy AwarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | McGill University

    The Neuro has been at the forefront of epilepsy treatment and research for over half a century. The "Montreal Procedure" developed by Dr. Wilder Penfield and colleagues revolutionized the surgical treatment for epilepsy, allowing thousands of patients to start new lives free of seizures.

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  5. Purple Day for Epilepsy SupportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WSAW

    Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system which results in recurring seizures. On March 26, people all around the world strive to raise awareness and support by wearing the color purple.

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  6. March 26: Epilepsy Awareness DayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2011 | Daily Kos

    March 26 is Epilepsy Awareness Day. Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia founded International Purple Day to recognise the struggles of people with epilepsy around the world.

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  7. Medical Cannabis Faces Double Standard for Safety, Efficacy Compared to Prescription PillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | East Bay Express

    Medical cannabis faces a double standard for safety and efficacy compared to prescription pharmaceuticals. The most recent illustration of that fact is a story from the Wall Street Journal , which reported this week that at least a third of children with previously untreatable epilepsy got better on extracts of cannabis - a non-toxic botanical.

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  8. Topamax Makers on the Hook for Baby's Cleft LipRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Courthouse News Service

    ... A neurologist treated the South Carolina woman with three different drugs, including Topamax, which combats epilepsy and migraines. When Powell and her husband learned that they were expecting a child in late 2007, the doctors weaned Powell off ...

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  9. The history of epilepsy: an interactive timelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | OUPblog

    Investigations into the nature of epilepsy, and its effects on those diagnosed with the disorder, can be traced back for almost 2,000 years. From associations with lunar cycles, to legislation preventing those with epilepsy to marry, the cultural and scientific record on epilepsy treatment is one of stigma and misunderstanding.

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  10. 3rd Annual Walk for EpilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WWLP

    It's an overwhelming statistic: over 2 million people in the United States have epilepsy.

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  11. ADHD Symptoms Prevalent Among Epileptic AdultsRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Pharmacy Times

    Nearly one in 5 adults with epilepsy show symptoms of attentiondeficit/ hyperactivity disorder , according to a recent study published online in Epilepsia . After examining survey results from a national sample of adults with active epilepsy, Alan B. Ettinger, MD, MBA, professor of clinical neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his research team determined that the rate of ADHD diagnosis among epileptic adults was 4 times higher than the rate in the general adult population.

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  12. Border PatrolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Daily Beast

    ... seized his proof of identity. Montoya told NBC4 he had spent the last year in Mexico to receive treatment for epilepsy, but never had any problems when he traveled back and forth every six months before then. Montoya's attorney, Luis Carrillo, said ...

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  13. Border agents deported U.S. man born in Los Angeles: lawyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | New York Daily News

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents deported a man, who claims he showed them his California birth certificate, his lawyer says. Carlos Montoya regularly traveled from his Los Angeles home to Mexico for epilepsy treatments until he was detained and pressured into a false confession, his lawyer told reporters on Monday.

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  14. Fight Epilepsy With RefitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Patch.com

    Next Thursday join me in my efforts to bring awareness on purple day! Meet me at REFT at 7pm! located on 18400 Governors Hwy, Homewood, IL 60430. A Self defense instructor will be there to help fight epilepsy with his known Karate Kardio class.

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  15. New England's Third Annual Walk for Epilepsy helps participants...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | MassLive.com

    Forest Park will again be the site of the Epilepsy Foundation of New England's Walk for Epilepsy. The third annual fund-raising event takes place Saturday, April 18. "Springfield launches our walks for the year," said Susan Welby, director of programs for the Epilepsy Foundation of New England.

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  16. Seizure suppression through manipulating splicing of a voltage-gated sodium channelRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Brain.oxfordjournals.org

    ... voltage-gated sodium current. Achieving a more selective block has significant potential for the treatment of epilepsy. Recent studies show that voltage-gated persistent sodium current amplitude is regulated by alternative splicing offering the ...

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  17. Targeting Brain Metabolism Could Offer New Way To Treat EpilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Chemical and Engineering News

    For about one-third of patients with epilepsy, existing drugs do little to relieve symptoms such as chronic seizures. When they do work, these drugs stop neurons from becoming overexcited by targeting ion channels and other receptors on the cells.

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  18. Glendale business owners face rebuilding home after fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Daily Herald

    ... Gross of Naperville and Margaret Storey of Evanston received the Hero Award for Inspirational Commitment from the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. Both are parents of children with epilepsy who were seeking relief for their children's ...

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  19. South Jersey epilepsy group 'lets you know you're not alone'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | The Jersey Journal

    A banner from the Facebook page of the South Jersey Epilepsy Support Group. Tyler Smith, 14, of Deptford, was diagnosed when he was 10 after a seizure on his birthday sent him to the hospital.

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  20. Jenna HaydenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Palladium-Item

    ... 015 at Community Family Funeral Home in Richmond, IN from 4pm-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation,3901 W 86th St #380 Indianapolis, Indiana 46268-1799, care of the funeral home or address of foundation.

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