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November 30, 2022

#104 A Mother Shares Her Daughter’s Journey from Infantile Spasms to Brain Surgery

Guest: Monica Diaz-Greco

In support of Infantile Spasms Awareness week , Monica Diaz-Greco shares her daughter’s epilepsy journey from initial onset and diagnosis of infantile spasms through a VNS implant and brain surgery.

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FamilyLiving with Epilepsy
November 30, 2022

#104 A Mother Shares her Daughter’s Journey from Infantile Spasms to Brain Surgery

Guest: Monica Diaz-Greco

In support of Infantile Spasms Awareness week , Monica Diaz-Greco shares her daughter’s epilepsy journey from initial onset and diagnosis of infantile spasms through a VNS implant and brain surgery.

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Epilepsy ResearchLiving with Epilepsy
November 16, 2022

#103 The Impact of Epilepsy and Seizures on Cognition and Memory

Guest: Dr. Alice Lam

This week on Seizing Life® we speak with neurologist Dr. Alice Lam about the potential impacts of seizures on cognition and memory. We discuss both the possible short-term and long-term effects of epilepsy on cognition and memory, and the differering ways that seizures may impact children, adults, and aging adults.

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Living with EpilepsyTypes of Epilepsy
November 2, 2022

#102 A Marine Explains the Value of Receiving An Accurate Epilepsy Diagnosis A Decade Late

Guest: Jack Somers

This week on Seizing Life® former Marine Captain Jack Somers shares his long and sometimes frustrating  journey to an epilepsy diagnosis, after living for more than a decade with a diagnosis of “generalized seizure disorder".

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Epilepsy and AdvocacyFamily
October 19, 2022

#101 Remembering a Brother Lost to SUDEP and Finding Hope in Community

Guest: Hannah Whitten

CURE Epilepsy Board Member Hannah Whitten shares her experiences growing up with a brother with epilepsy and the tragedy of losing him to SUDEP.

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Epilepsy and AdvocacyLiving with Epilepsy
October 5, 2022

#100 Celebrating 100 episodes: Community, Impact, and Hope

Guest: David Axelrod

Guest host David Axelrod interviews Seizing Life host Kelly Cervantes about turning her epilepsy experience into advocacy, hope, and scientific advances.

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HealthcareLiving with Epilepsy
September 21, 2022

#99 Working to Overcome Disparities in Epilepsy Care in the Hispanic Community

Guest: Dr. Refugio Sepulveda

This week we talk to Dr. Refugio Sepulveda about challenges faced by the Hispanic community in accessing quality epilepsy care and learn about a program aimed at addressing these issues.

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Epilepsy and AdvocacyLiving with Epilepsy
September 7, 2022

#98 Medical Cannabis: A Life Changing Journey for Mother and Son

Guest: Sarah O'Hanlon

This week we look at medical cannabis as a treatment for epilepsy with Sarah O’Hanlon. Sarah shares her journey to find relief for her son's seizures from Colorado to advocacy to a master’s in medical cannabis.

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FamilyLiving with Epilepsy
August 24, 2022

#97 Seizure Dogs: Predicting Seizures and Providing Comfort

Guest: Jessa Kenworthy

This week on Seizing Life® we talk seizure alert dogs. Jessa Kenworthy of 4 Paws for Ability provides everything you always wanted to know about seizure alert dogs and how they serve those living with epilepsy.

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FamilyLiving with Epilepsy
August 10, 2022

#96 Determination and New Technology Lead to Successful Epilepsy Surgery

Guest: Kate Neale Cooper

This week epilepsy advocate and mother Kate Neale Cooper explains how a new diagnostic tool enabled doctors to localize her daughter's seizures after 16-years and ultimately perform successful epilepsy surgery.

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