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Medical Marijuana Amendment is About Compassion

Op-Ed Piece by Karen Basha Egozi, CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. For 45 years, the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida has been on a mission to accelerate therapies that stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. With 400,000 Floridians living with epilepsy, we’ve had a lot of work to do. One of our guiding principles is […]

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Why Classify Epilepsy?

By Nini Hadwen, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida – Medical Services Case Manager Why Classify Epilepsy? The classification of the epilepsies is essential for enabling understanding and communication. It gives a vocabulary, a defined set of words that make possible the communication between scientists and physicians. Seizures are organized into groups based upon similarities in behavior […]

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Social Security Disability Help

By Deanna Power Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Epilepsy If you’ve been diagnosed with epilepsy and are unable to manage the condition with treatment, you will know the strain it puts on a job. If you find yourself unable to work due to your epilepsy,

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What Does Epilepsy Look Like?

By: Jonathan Anderson What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurring seizures that result from temporary electrical disturbance in the brain. But what does epilepsy look like? Although the disease can strike anyone at any time, it is most prevalent in the very young and very old; two groups that comprise large […]

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The First Time

By: Jonathan Anderson You never forget the first time. My wife and I stood helplessly as a debilitating seizure took over our young daughter’s defenseless body. In that moment, our greatest fears as parents unfolding before our eyes. In just under a year, we watched our daughter’s seizures become increasingly severe and frequent, eventually taking […]

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