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Emily, a recent graduate at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, has won a $10K UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship. Despite struggles throughout her studies, Emily didn't let epilepsy stop her from finishing her degree. While pursuing her education, Emily noticed her fellow students repeating misinformation about epilepsy and seizures. She realized social workers need to become...
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UConn student wins epilepsy scholarship through telling her unique story

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Tablet-based tool uses resources like epilepsy.com to help people w/ #epilepsy & #seizures learn self-management skills [ Bit.ly Link ]

Health News - Tablet-based tool helps epilepsy patients learn self-management skills

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Discover what's new this week with Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joe Sirven, MD. To read all or one of the new articles visit: bit.ly/2h0stXt

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What's New Dec 2, 2016 by Epilepsy Foundation | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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Join us in saying congratulations to this young sir who is now one year seizure free!!
Nora Wong, executive director of the NORSE Institute, bravely shares how she copes with the loss of her son in a piece in The New York Times. Nora's 22 year-old son Daniel passed away unexpectedly from new-onset refractory status epilepticus, or NORSE, three years ago. Nora is currently working on a memoir. Read her moving piece here: [ Nyti.ms Link ].

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Loving My Son, After His Death - The New York Times

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The ultimate #adulting? Giving back! Talk to your doctor about being part of the solution for others and participate in a clinical trial. [ Epilepsy.com Link ]

Strive to Stop Seizures

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The Epilepsy Foundationโ€™s heroes include our national network of Epilepsy Foundations. These heroes work tirelessly on providing trainings for school nurses and emergency response personnel. They also continually provide needed resources in their communities. To find your local Epilepsy Foundation, visit: epilepsy.com/localsupport.

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Search for Your Local Epilepsy Foundation

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Download and share our Managing Epilepsy & Seizures Infographic provides guidance on speaking with your doctor, family, friends, co-workers, and teachers about potential risks associated with epilepsy and seizures. It includes tips for safe travel, how to make your home safer and when to call 911. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Managing Epilepsy & Seizures Infographic

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Christopher, a member of the Epilepsy Foundation Kids Crew since October, was diagnosed with complex partial seizures when he was five. He is now 12-years-old and like many kids his age, loves Minecraft, Legos, and building things. Christopher has always been open about his epilepsy and likes to educate everyone he meets. When asked why he likes to talk about it he said, โ€œSo other kids know...
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Kids Crew

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Congratulations on Jeret on being seizure free for two years!
Being prepared for seizures is extremely important. Knowing your own warning signs will help you navigate through your seizures. Warning signs can sometimes be hard to distinguish between side effects from medication and typical body behavior. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Warning Signs of Seizures

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The Epilepsy Foundation is your #UnwaveringAlly in raising public awareness to end the myths and misunderstanding surrounding seizures. The 'Talk About It!' Foundation initiative, created by the actor Greg Grunberg, features celebrities as well as epilepsy and seizure disorder experts who raise awareness about seizure symptoms, offer first aid information, and address misconceptions about the...
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Talk About It!

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Take Action - U.S. House of Representatives will vote TOMORROW, Wednesday, on a renegotiated 21st Century Cures Act. Ask your representative to support the bill, which would help to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of lifesaving medical treatments by bringing the nationโ€™s health care innovation infrastructure into the 21st century. #CuresNow

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Urge your Representative to Support the Renegotiated 21st Century Cures Act

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Epilepsy.com Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joseph Sirven worked with students at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on examining media coverage of public health issues. The students compiled a video montage of broadcast media coverage to answer the following question: What kind of news coverage had epilepsy gotten in recent broadcast media? #NEAM2016 [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Happy GivingTuesday! When you donate for #GivingTuesday, your donation will be matched up to $5,000 total by our generous partner LivaNova. Help us #FightEpilepsy through a charitable donation this holiday season. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Epilepsy Foundation

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Happy GivingTuesday! When you donate for #GivingTuesday, your donation will be matched up to $5,000 total by our generous partner LivaNova. Help us #FightEpilepsy through a charitable donation this holiday season. Donate now at [ Bit.ly Link ]. Then share this post and encourage your friends to join GivingTuesday
Whether your journey with epilepsy starts at your doctor's office or the ER, these steps will help you take an active role in creating your treatment plan. Find help on your treatment journey [ Bit.ly Link ]

At the Beginning of Your Treatment Journey

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