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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

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

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

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