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  • 00:20

    Cannabis for Epilepsy: Where are We?

    in Health

    Epilepsy.com Editor-In-Chief Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Orrin Devinsky MD and Daniel Friedman MD about the current state of the use of medical marijuana for epilepsy. Drs. Devinsky and Friedman recently released an article entitled "Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Epilepsy," which was published in the September 10 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

  • 00:31

    Dan Dougherty Living life to its fullest as a patient advocate with Epilepsy

    in Motivation

    Living with Epilepsy on a day to day basis can best be explained by one type of person. Someone diagnosed with it, who is now a patient advocate, a public speaker and is very open about his challenges and successes.


    Dan Dougherty.


    I am forty- year old man who who enjoys life and engaging with people!


    As a person with epilepsy and trained Toastmaster, I am offering myself to speak about this mysterious disorder from a personal perspective.


    I am trained by the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA as a Patient Advocate. This training and my personal experience qualify me to speak about epilepsy with authority. I believe epilepsy should be brought out of the shadows of the past and into the light of the present.


    My Story published in Neurology Now:


    !http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow/blog/speakup/pages/post.aspx?PostID=16


    Dan Dougherty
    https://about.me/dan_dougherty


    Strategy of Success
    Brian A Cohen DTM Host
    www.briansos.com
    briansos@optonline.net

  • What is a Pit Bull? What is a Pit Bull Advocate?

    in Pets

    Join Dogfather and Joe with Guests Cheryl Huerta (Portland Pit Bull Project) and Chew Davis (Miami Coalition Against BSL). We'll be discussing the catch all name Pit Bull and how it emcompases 3 distinct breeds of dog (The American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and  American Staffordshire Terrier.), and in some cases, breeds unrelated. We'll discuss the history of the breed(s) and their working origins, long before the fighting dogs so many people focus on today. We hope you will join us with your thoughts, questions and comments. Phone lines open at the top of the show. 347-838-8615

  • 00:18

    Epilepsy Surgery

    in Health

    In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, William Theodore MD, PhD from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke interviews Jacqueline French MD from the Epilepsy Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board about epilepsy surgery. Dr. French presented on the changing landscape of epilepsy surgery as part of the 2013 AES Presidential Symposium.

  • 00:46

    VACCINES & VETERANS ~ Anita Stewart on "Public Advocate", Host Sallie O. Elkordy

    in News

    Anita Stewart has her own radio program, "Wise Women" http://www.wisewomenmediaradio.com


    "Public Advocate" Host, Sallie O. Elkordy for Mayor, Vaccine Free NYC


    Blog with 11/11 Event http://BillionToddlerMarchForSurvival.blogspot.com
    Legislation for a Vaccine Free 2015 http://tinyurl.com/VaccineFree2015


    "VACCINE FREE to VICTORY!"

  • 00:05

    Living Beyond the Boundaries of Epilepsy

    in Health

    Heather E., a busy wife, mother and scholar, has overcome many challenges to get where she is today in her seizure freedom. Heather shares her journey and how she lives beyond the boundaries of epilepsy everyday. Just recently, Heather achieved a huge milestone of regaining her driver’s license!

  • 01:01

    Epilepsy Awareness Month with EFEPA

    in Culture

    November is Epilepsy Awareness Month and this week we are joined by Mary Loughlin, Northeast Resource Coordinator, and Daniel Dougherty, Patient Educator, with Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA). We'll talk about living with epilepsy, available services, and the work of EFEPA. 


    Mary Loughlin started to volunteer for the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA in 2000 while actively looking for help & resources for her son, Michael, who had just been diagnosed with epilepsy. Retiring after 32 years with Verizon as a Technician she stepped up her volunteer time and eventually became the Wyoming Valley Coordinator in 2004.


    Dan Dougherty resides in Glenside, and is a graduate of Cheltenham High School in Wyncote. He has lived with epilepsy for more than 30 years. Dan is a volunteer Epilepsy Advocate with the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA. Dan has honed his public speaking skills through being an active member of Toastmasters, and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow in 2014, by the Glenside Rotary for his work in epilepsy awareness.


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  • 00:13

    Nurses' Role in Epilepsy Treatment

    in Health

    When someone is diagnosed with epilepsy, there are often a number of people who become involved in their healthcare team, one of whom may be an epilepsy nurse. An epilepsy nurse is often an essential part of the healthcare team and has different roles depending on the setting and the state he or she works in, as well as their specific qualifications.
    Michele Turner, a Nurse Practitioner and clinical nurse specialist at the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute discusses the type of information that nurses can provide and offers insights on how patients can maximize the time they spend with a nurse and improve their appointments. While Michele specializes in epilepsy, not all doctor’s offices have epilepsy nurses, but they do have nurses who can be a resource to you.

    Michele Turner, NP
    Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Epilepsy Center
    At the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute

  • 00:25

    New Status Epilepticus Guidelines

    in Health

    In this episode of Hallway Conversations, Epilepsy.com Editor-In-Chief Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Tracy Glauser, MD, PhD, Associate Director of the Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation, Director of Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Co-Director, Genetic Pharmacology Service and Professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics. They will discuss new status epilepticus guidelines.


    This content is created through a partnership between the Epilepsy Foundation and American Epilepsy Society.

  • 00:46

    What is a Pit Bull? What is a Pit Bull Advocate?

    in Pets

    Join Dogfather and Joe with Guests Cheryl Huerta (Portland Pit Bull Project) and Chew Davis (Miami Coalition Against BSL). We'll be discussing the catch all name Pit Bull and how it emcompases 3 distinct breeds of dog (The American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and  American Staffordshire Terrier.), and in some cases, breeds unrelated. We'll discuss the history of the breed(s) and their working origins, long before the fighting dogs so many people focus on today. We hope you will join us with your thoughts, questions and comments. Phone lines open at the top of the show. 347-838-8615

  • 00:15

    Epilepsy Perspectives – Introduction

    in Health

    Epilepsy Advocate Chris Maxwell introduces the “Epilepsy Perspectives” interview series.
    Chris Maxwell, Epilepsy Advocate
    Living with Epilepsy for 13 years
    College campus pastor
    Published author
    Father of three