Research and innovation has significantly changed the quality of life for persons with epilepsy. Today we have an array of options to help children control their seizures from diet changes (ketogenic) to pharmaceutical options (more than a dozen approved by the FDA), a medical device (vagus nerve stimulator or VNS) and, in severe cases, surgery.
Dr. Karen Keough will soon be packing up her mouse ears and heading off to Disneyland to participate in the annual Epilepsy Awareness & Education Expo /Epilepsy Awareness Day, November 4 – 6, taking place at the Southern California theme park. While there, Dr. Keough will join a panel titled “CBD in Epilepsy”, sharing updates
For as long as 15-year-old Hannah Dando can remember, certainly since her brother Freeman was first diagnosed with epilepsy, she has wanted to do something to raise awareness about his disease. The Lake Travis High School sophomore has — turning her love for him and passion to inform others about epilepsy into a documentary. We all
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
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