The “brain stethoscope”

Check this out: Stanford researchers listen for silent seizures with "brain stethoscope" that turns brain waves into sound This is an article about this pretty awesome thing neurologists at Stanford are developing that allows doctors and nurses to hear a seizure. It's like an EEG but instead, except EEGs can't always read every seizure because not … Continue reading The “brain stethoscope”

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Embrace smart watch: seizure tracking and epilepsy management

There's a new smartwatch on the market called Embrace smart watch. The thing that makes this watch different from other smart watches and caught my attention is that it tracks seizures. This new watch which has just been cleared by the FDA, has been tested on patients and collected over 6530 hours of data, during … Continue reading Embrace smart watch: seizure tracking and epilepsy management

We have to take epilepsy seriously

Neurologists want the public to take epilepsy more seriously If this doesn't scare me into paying more attention when I take my medicines, I don't know what will. I have only switched the morning dose with the nightly dose twice, and only missed one dose in over three years, but I still have to be … Continue reading We have to take epilepsy seriously

SUDEP Awareness Days

Even though my seizures are controlled and reading about this really scares me, it's SUDEP Awareness Day and I feel strongly about this and all things related to Epilepsy. So, what is SUDEP and why is there awareness? SUDEP is the sudden, unexpected death of someone with epilepsy.  This can be the cause of death … Continue reading SUDEP Awareness Days