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January 25, 2023

#108 Recent Advances in Diagnostic and Surgical Tools for Epilepsy

Guest: Kristen Kotsimbos, Scott Strong, Gabriele Richardson, Ryan Chu

This week on Seizing Life® we look at diagnostic and surgical tools that assist physicians in localizing and removing areas of the brain that produce seizures.

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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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Epilepsy and AdvocacyLiving with Epilepsy
July 27, 2022

#95 Growing Up with Epilepsy Leads to Making Movies About It

Guest: Miles Levin

Filmmaker Miles Levin discusses growing-up with epilepsy and turning his experiences into the award-winning short film “Under the Lights”.

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Epilepsy ResearchTypes of Epilepsy
July 13, 2022

#94 Inflammation’s Role in Epilepsy and How it Might be Prevented

Guest: Dr. Nicholas Varvel

This week on Seizing Life, epilepsy researcher Dr. Nicholas Varvel explains the connection between inflammation and epilepsy, the promising research being done, and the potential treatment.

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FamilyLiving with Epilepsy
June 22, 2022

#93 A Parent’s Guide to Your Child’s Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment

Guest: Dr. Doug Nordli

Child neurologist, Dr. Doug Nordli provides a guide for parents of children with epilepsy to help navigate diagnosis, physicians, and treatment decisions.

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Epilepsy ResearchTypes of Epilepsy
June 8, 2022

#92 Epilepsy Stories and the Research Making a Difference

Guest: Patty & Patrick Horan, Dr. Pavel Klein, Lisa Maffie, Barbara Manley, Dr. Nuria Lacuey, Channing Seideman, Dr. Detlev Boison

This week on Seizing Life we present personal stories of three key areas of epilepsy research: Post-Traumatic Epilepsy, SUDEP, and Drug-Resistant epilepsy.

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Living with EpilepsyTypes of Epilepsy
May 25, 2022

#91 Rare Epilepsy: Collaborating for Advocacy, Research, and Community

Guest: Yssa DeWoody

Yssa DeWoody of Ring14 USA and the Rare Epilepsy Network provides a primer on rare epilepsies: what they are, how they are diagnosed and treated, and where to find resources and support.

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