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Q&A With Carl Bazil, MD, PhD, FAAN of Columbia University: Finding Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy
Q&A With Carl Bazil, MD, PhD, FAAN of Columbia University: Finding Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy
For many patients medication and surgery can be enough to help them maintain their health and control epileptic seizures. Work is also being done in the field to find alternative therapies including medical marijuana and seizure predicting devices.
Q&A With Carl Bazil, MD, PhD, FAAN of Columbia University: When is Surgery the Best Treatment for Epilepsy?
When medication is not enough to treat epilepsy sometimes surgery can be a good choice for treatment. While the more common methods are also invasive in many ways there are newer procedures being developed that require less recovery time.
Q&A With Carl Bazil, MD, PhD, FAAN of Columbia University: Diagnosing Epilepsy and Finding the Right Medication
Diagnosing patients with epilepsy can often be an involved process as doctors will likely not see the seizures their patients report suffering. Once a diagnosis is made finding the right treatment can also be a challenge as different patient groups will require different types and doses of a variety of medications.
Q&A With Carl Bazil, MD, PhD, FAAN of Columbia University: Latest Epilepsy Medical Treatments
In the treatment of epilepsy there are constantly new drugs being developed to help patients manage their seizures. In the recent past there have been four new medications, each with their own benefits but also with their own risks as well.
Q&A With David Holtzman, MD, FAAN: Treating Alzheimer's Disease Beyond the Patient
For patients with Alzheimer's Disease, as their condition worsens it often falls on other members of their family to make decisions about their course of treatment. What they are expected to do and how they make certain decisions can have long lasting impacts on the care of the people with the disease.

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