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November 17, 2021

#78 A Family’s Epilepsy Journey: From Diagnosis to Surgery

Guest: Daniel, Paula and David Allbeck

This week on Seizing Life we speak with Daniel, Paula and David Allbeck about their family's journey with epilepsy from Daniel’s initial diagnosis over 15 years ago to the results of his recent brain surgery.

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FamilyLiving with Epilepsy
November 17, 2021

#78 A Family’s Epilepsy Journey: From Diagnosis to Surgery

Guest: Daniel, Paula and David Allbeck

This week on Seizing Life we speak with Daniel, Paula and David Allbeck about their family's journey with epilepsy from Daniel’s initial diagnosis over 15 years ago to the results of his recent brain surgery.

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Epilepsy ResearchTypes of Epilepsy
November 3, 2021

#77 Post-Traumatic Epilepsy and Our Veterans: Impact, Research, and Hope

Guest: Dr. Lauren Harte-Hargrove, Patty and Patrick Horan, Alec Beauseigneur-Jimenez and Katie Beauseigneur

This week on Seizing Life ® we focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) in veterans with Dr. Lauren Harte-Hargrove, Associate Director of Research at CURE Epilepsy, who shares insights on CURE Epilepsy’s Post-Traumatic Epilepsy initiative. We also revisit past conversations with two former service members who suffered a TBI in the line of duty and developed PTE as a result of their injuries.

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Epilepsy ResearchLiving with Epilepsy
October 20, 2021

#76 SUDEP: What To Know and What To Do

Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Donner

In observance of SUDEP Action Day on Wednesday, October 20, we speak with Dr. Elizabeth Donner about all aspects of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). In this thorough and thoughtful discussion, Dr. Donner explains what SUDEP is, what we know and don’t know about it, how it can occur, who is most at risk, and, most importantly, what people with epilepsy and their families can do to lessen the risk of SUDEP.

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FamilyTypes of Epilepsy
October 6, 2021

#75 A Brave Little Girl’s Journey with Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Guest: Cindy and Elvin Angulo

Today on Seizing Life®, we speak with Cindy and Elvin Angulo about their daughter Vera’s Sturge-Weber Syndrome diagnosis and its connection to epilepsy.

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FamilyTypes of Epilepsy
September 22, 2021

#74 One Family, Two Different Epilepsy Diagnoses

Guest: Mary and Tom Nugent

The numerous types of seizures and the widely varying impacts of epilepsy are two key factors contributing to the public’s misunderstanding of the condition. This week on Seizing Life® we speak with parents who have two children with epilepsy that manifests very differently, and discuss the implications this has had for their family.

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Living with EpilepsyTypes of Epilepsy
September 1, 2021

#73 Epilepsy… It’s Complicated (rebroadcast)

Guest: Dr. Charles Marcuccilli

In a rebroadcast of an episode from June 2019, Dr. Charles Marcuccilli, Director of Pediatric Epilepsy at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, explains why epilepsy is so misunderstood, discusses the stigma around it, and suggests what patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals can do to increase awareness and education around epilepsy.

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Epilepsy Research
August 18, 2021

#72 Funding Epilepsy Research: How CURE Epilepsy advances science to find a cure

Guest: Beth Dean

CURE Epilepsy CEO Beth Dean explains how the organization funds research, why it remains “patient-focused” in its mission, and what areas of epilepsy research offer the most promise for finding cures.

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FamilyLiving with Epilepsy
August 4, 2021

#71 Epilepsy and College: Students and Parents Share Advice and Recommendations

Guest: Eva & Michelle Wadzinski, Caroline Pratt & Ashleigh Henrichs, Chrisin Godale

With students preparing to head back to college campuses, we revisit several previous episodes in which students with epilepsy and their parents share experiences and offer advice about choosing and attending college.

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Epilepsy ResearchLiving with Epilepsy
July 21, 2021

#70 From Epilepsy Researcher to Epilepsy Patient: A New Perspective

Guest: Dr. Steve White

Today on Seizing Life, we speak with epilepsy researcher, educator, and patient Dr. Steve White.  Dr. White has been involved in the field of epilepsy research for over 40 years, is a former CURE Epilepsy grant-recipient and a current member of the organization’s Scientific Advisory Board. He is also an epilepsy patient, having experienced his first seizure in 2010.

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