Child Neurology Consultant’s Dr. Karen Keough, a certified Epileptologist, recently penned a powerful op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman on the importance of physicians becoming properly educated before deciding to either prescribe or not prescribe CBD/Cannabidiol oil for medical treatment (specifically for a form of epilepsy known as refractory epilepsy). She touched on her two concerns
In February 2018, the first cannabis dispensary in Texas opened its doors, one of three expected to open this year, making medical cannabis oil also known as CBD oil available to patients with complex epilepsy. Families who have been managing epilepsy with multiple procedures and medications have been awaiting CBD oil as an alternative treatment since Governor
Several of our Child Neurology staff members joined ‘Team Brainiac’ and took to the trails for the Epilepsy Foundation of Central & South Texas’ 5K fun run/walk in May. The annual event to raise funds for the organization, centered around a superheroes theme, was held on May 20 at Lake Pflugerville. The real superheroes though
Epilepsy is the second most common neurological condition affecting nearly 65 million people worldwide. In this country, nearly 50,000 kids will be newly diagnosed with it each year. While most people know that epilepsy causes seizures, many don’t really understand much about the condition. In fact, there are far more myths floating around about epilepsy than there
We’re going PURPLE this month! November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and we are proudly wearing purple to support the amazing cause. Of the 150,000 new cases of epilepsy diagnosed annually, approximately 50,000 cases will be diagnosed in children under the age of 18 (Epilepsy Foundation). Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes seizures of varying degrees.
Weeks ago, we shared a story about one of Dr. Karen Keough’s young epilepsy patients who, at just 11-years old, launched a non-profit to raise more awareness about his disease. The non-profit is called Chase for the Cure, named after young Chase Johnson. FOX7 Austin was similarly inspired by the ambitious pre-teen. They interviewed Chase, his family
A common symptom of epilepsy is an epileptic seizure, which can take a lot of different forms. Some come on fast and furiously, while others may be mild and almost invisible to a bystander. Either way, it’s important to know the basics for helping a child who has suffered a seizure. Here’s what you can do: Always
Seven months ago, ten-year-old Chase Johnson came to his father frustrated that his school’s disease awareness programs mostly focused on cancer and diabetes. “What about epilepsy?” he said. Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system often triggering seizures in patients and affects more than two million people in the U.S. Chase was