Living well with epilepsy may be as simple as taking daily medication to control seizures. In many cases, though, it can be more challenging! Look over this list to see if you’re doing everything you can to manage your condition: Click here to look over the list.
Everyday Health has a new TV series that profiles ordinary people who overcome extraordinary obstacles and who are helping others lead healthier, happier lives.
This upcoming episode (Saturday, October 22th) on local ABC stations features a young man with epilepsy meeting his new best friend: a service dog from Canine Assistants.
For more details on the show, recap episodes and other information, check out: http://www.everydayhealth.com/tv. We think the visitors of efgreatersil.org will find it incredible how these four-legged helpers can impact the lives of epilepsy patients, and are even able to sense seizures.
TAKE ACTION NOW - YOUR LETTER TO THE EDITOR Increase Epilepsy Awareness Nationwide, send in your letter to the editor today!
Please join epilepsy advocates nationwide in sending a "Letter to the Editor" to your local newspaper urging your member of Congress to join a growing list of co-sponsors for House Resoultion 298. This resolution does not require any federal funding while raising epilepsy awareness nationwide.
It's quick, it's easy and it's a great way to educate the public while asking for support for House Resolution 298 to increase epilepsy awareness! Simply provide your zip code, select the local paper(s) you want to receive the letter, feel free to add your personal message to the pre-written letter and hit the "SEND" button to have your letter submitted to your local newspaper(s).
If you would like to add your Representative's name Click here to find your member of Congress.
Epilepsy Foundation National Youth Council website
Safety & Seizures
Patient Medication Assistance Programs
What Health Care Reform Means to You: Medicare Part D
Together Rx Access - Prescription Savings Program
Epilepsy & My Child Toolkit - A Resource for Parents
Career Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Click here for more information about these resources.
For online training, click on the image above
A Seizure by Nathan Jones:This film plunges the viewer into the visceral experience of having an epileptic seizure. The following movie clip is very realistic in its portrayal of a seizure as presented through this person's personal experience. Click on the links below to be directed to the Facebook page or to the movie trailer on YouTube.
Toll Free phone numbers for Spanish-speaking callers are:
1-866-748-8008 (National Office - bilingual specialist will answer in Spanish) 1-800-377-9958 (National Center for Farmworker Health)
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