Join us on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CT The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented change and stress for families particularly those with children who have neurological issues or autoimmune disorders. To help support our families during this time, we are launching a series of video broadcasts to be streamed live on Facebook
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.
Young kids, teenagers, and adults alike were saddened about the sudden death of popular television and movie star Cameron Boyce earlier this month. At just 20 years old, he left a lasting impression on fans who loved him for his characters on-screen and his heartfelt philanthropic efforts off-screen. His death has been attributed to a
If you are wondering about the latest updates to Texas’ Compassionate Use Program (CUP) for use of medical marijuana, listen up… Child Neurology Consultants’ Dr. Karen Keough (who also serves as the chief medical officer for Compassionate Cultivation) recently participated on a panel for Texas Public Radio on the expansion of the CUP known as
Child Neurology Consultants of Austin is proud to have two of our physicians presenting at the Epilepsy Patient Symposium this coming Saturday, June 8, at the St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Dr. Karen Keough, board-certified and fellowship trained pediatrician and child neurologist, will speak on the topic “Epilepsy in Children.” Dr. Aaron Cardon, board-certified
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
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