Items Tagged ‘epilepsy’

Not Held Back by Seizures

November 16, 2018

Not Held Back by Seizures

By uclahealth uclahealth

“At first I didn’t think anything of it. I thought I was just getting the chills and blanking out for a second. It wasn’t until my mom noticed that we put two and two together,” says 18-year-old Briza Garcia, who was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy at 17. “It was hard to find a pediatric […]

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Tags: Adolescent Epilepsy Center, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, medications, pediatric neurologist, teen epilepsy


New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

May 8, 2018

New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA will open its doors in June at 300 UCLA Medical Plaza. The unique, multidisciplinary center will offer a holistic treatment approach for teenagers with epilepsy and their parents. “We frequently diagnose epilepsy during the teen years, and the condition can have a significant, often negative, impact on a child’s […]

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Tags: adhd, Adolescent Epilepsy Center, adult epilepsy care, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, dietary changes, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, epileptologists, holistic treatment, learning disabilities


May 3, 2018

UCLA Intervention Program

By Smiley Smiley

My husband and I have four kids and our third child is missing a piece of a chromosome, has a brain abnormality called agenesis of the corpus callosum, epilepsy and developmental delays. He has a rare form of a rare syndrome of which there have only been 200 documented cases of. It affects everyone differently […]

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Tags: brain abnormality, corpus callosum, developmental delays, epilepsy, patient stories, school, UCLA Intervention Program


Epilepsy in children

February 28, 2018

Epilepsy in children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Epilepsy – a disorder of the brain associated with sudden and unpredictable seizures – is the most common chronic neurological condition among children in the U.S., affecting more than 470,000 children and adolescents under the age of 18. Understanding seizures “A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that usually affects […]

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Tags: anti-seizure drugs, brain abnormalities, diet, Down syndrome, Dr. Jason T. Lerner, Dravet syndrome, electroencephalogram, epilepsy, genetic abnormalities, head injury, health tips, irregular electrical activity


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March 30, 2017

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By anselsdaybreak anselsdaybreak

I can’t believe it has been ten years, but what I wrote to friends and family about our very first visit with our son’s neurologist, Dr. Jason Lerner, back in 2007 is still true: “He left us with the impression that excellent medical care and a friendly, compassionate bedside manner don’t have to be strangers.” […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, epilepsy treatment, IEP, infantile spasms, neurology, patient stories, pediatric neurology, seizures, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Neurology


March 30, 2017

Gio’s Journey

By ronniesilveirajr ronniesilveirajr

  “Your son has epilepsy.” Four words. Four terrifying words. Heartbreaking. Devastating. It is difficult to find words that best convey what a parent feels when they receive such a diagnosis in regards to their child. A frenzy of questions and concerns enter the mind at lightning speed along with a sense of dread that […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Doctors Day, Dr. Aria Fallah, Dr. Raman Sankar, epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, featured, neurosurgery, patient stories, pediatric neurosurgery program, seizures, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Forever grateful for Dr. Hussain

March 30, 2017

Forever grateful for Dr. Hussain

By natalie04 natalie04

We would like to recognize our Neurologist, Dr. Shawn Hussain. We first met Dr. Hussain back in 2010 when our then 5-year-old daughter, Natalie was first diagnosed with epilepsy. Dr. Hussain was one of the main Neurologists working to find the right medications to bring Natalie’s seizures under control. Natalie has been hospitalized several times […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Shawn Hussain, epilepsy, neurology, patient stories, pediatric epilepsy, refractory epilepsy, seizures, Shawn Mendes, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Neurology


A new hope: Innovative options for patients with intractable epilepsy

November 16, 2016

A new hope: Innovative options for patients with intractable epilepsy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Patients with intractable epilepsy have seizures that are difficult to control with medication. These uncontrolled seizures are a serious health condition that be potentially life-threatening. But there is hope for patients with intractable epilepsy. The UCLA Epilepsy Program is a unique program that offers multiple approaches for treating patients, from traditional surgery to innovative nonsurgical […]

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Tags: brain tissue, clinical trials, Dr. Dawn Eliashiv, Dr. Jerome Engel Jr, Dr. John Stern, electrical abnormality, epilepsy, experimental drug tria, intractable epilepsy, laser thermal ablation, medication, minimally invasive


Seizure-Stopping Surgery

June 30, 2015

Seizure-Stopping Surgery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Jonah has been dealing with epilepsy for three years now,” says Susan Sanders, mother of 8-year-old Jonah Sanders. “He wasn’t getting seizure control with any of the meds he was on; he was still having an average of one-to-three seizures per week.” Jonah underwent a seven-hour surgery where doctors removed a small part of the […]

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Tags: epilepsy, featured, patient stories, pediatrics


February 8, 2013

Baby Evan – Hemispherectomy, and new hope

By 4Evan 4Evan

This is the remarkable story of our little boy Evan, and his life with catastrophic epilepsy, and the surgical procedure hemispherectomy that saved his life. When Evan turned three months old, he was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a rare and catastrophic seizure disorder that can do so much damage very quickly, often causing him hundreds […]

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Tags: Dr. Gary Mathern, epilepsy, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories