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CDC Alarmed by US Tapeworm Brain Infections
CDC Alarmed by US Tapeworm Brain Infections
Seizures and other neurological problems traced to pork tapeworms are a new health threat for the US, the CDC reports.
Q&A With Matthew Wong, MD, From Wake Forest School of Medicine: Cannabidiol Shows Benefits for Some Young Epilepsy Patients
Patients, especially young patients with some of the rarer forms of epilepsy may benefit from taking cannabidiol for their conditions. While based from marijuana plants the medication does not have many of the traits of other forms of medical marijuana.
Q&A With Jacqueline French, MD, from NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center: Debunking Misconceptions on Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a well known condition both in the medical community and in the general public. Despite that there is still a considerable amount of misinformation that can affect a person's willingness to seek treatment and know what to expect during the process.
Q&A With Jacqueline French, MD, from NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center: Treating Epilepsy and Looking at Best Practices for Seizure
Using the new guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Neurology should help doctors and patients understand how best to proceed as more is learned about the affects of first seizures and factors that could contribute to future occurrences.
Q&A With Allan Krumholz, MD, from the University of Maryland: New Seizure Guidelines Suggest Wait and See Approach for Some
When a patient suffers their first seizure their initial reaction may be to seek immediate medical and pharmaceutical care to ensure there are no subsequent events. Doctors themselves may look for quick fixes rather than longer lasting remedies.
Q&A With Allan Krumholz, MD, from the University of Maryland: AAN Announces New Guidelines for Seizure Care
Patients who suffer their first seizure are expected to have several questions. In some instances, one question may be why their doctor is waiting until a second seizure to begin treatment. A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology looked to answer that question for doctors and patients alike.

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