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Having a child diagnosed with a chronic illness is anxiety provoking for any family. This is especially true when a child is diagnosed with epilepsy, which is an unpredictable and potentially life-threatening disease. While most children do well and stop › Continue Reading

In the middle of May 2014, out of nowhere, my son, Will, had a seizure. Little did we know that it wouldn’t be his last, nor how much our lives were about to change.  Soon after, our pediatrician sent us › Continue Reading

When people describe what seizures look like, they often assume that they only look one way – when a person falls to the ground, jerks, and is unconscious. Some seizures certainly do look like that, but not all seizures have › Continue Reading

12-year-old Nadjah Bray and her three of her four siblings are patients at Cincinnati Children’s. In May, Nadjah traveled to New York to appear on the Food Network’s Chopped Junior to compete for the title of Chopped Junior Champion and › Continue Reading

Tracking seizures can be incredibly helpful for parents and caregivers alike to help figure out when they happen, whether there are any potential triggers, and whether there are any patterns to the seizures. This type of information can be helpful › Continue Reading

Seizures are caused by electrical changes in the brain and the resulting symptoms can vary widely from person to person – from subtle staring spells to full-body convulsions. What Can Trigger A Seizure? Everyone has a seizure threshold in their › Continue Reading

Lily is a smart, active two year old and the light of my life. If you meet her, you might also notice that she has large, flesh-colored lesions on her face, head and neck. She was born with linear nevus › Continue Reading

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati will begin clinical trials to determine whether Epidiolex, a drug processed from marijuana plants, can help ward off seizures in people with epilepsy. Dr. David Neal Franz, associate director of clinical › Continue Reading

When Cincinnati Children’s first told Erin Grasty’s patient story two years ago, she was a 16-year-old patient with epilepsy. She had been having seizures since she was 10. Erin and her mom, Patty, talked about what it was like to › Continue Reading