Tagged: epilepsy

First seizure of life

Don’t freak out, but 8-10% of Americans will have at least one seizure in their lifetime. That being said, there is a less than 3% chance of developing epilepsy. The question is, who makes...

April Fools!

So much going on in this episode, it’s out of control. It’s a 3-parter, all in 1 episode. To celebrate April Fools Day, I’ve selected 3 topics that may fool you. So don’t be....

Women & Epilepsy

There’s more to it than simply avoiding valproic acid in pregnancy. A lot more. From menses to menopause, women who suffer from epilepsy are at increased risk of a number of complications from their...

Drug-drug interactions in epilepsy

A silent threat. You’d be surprised how often physicians forget the way medicines behave as chemicals in the body. There is no simple rule to follow–every drug has a unique half life, mechanism of...

The Tanzania Experience

FAME. No, I don’t mean the perks of becoming a movie star. I’m talking about the Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME), the non-profit hospital and clinic in Karatu, a district in northeastern...