Author Archives: Brandy

As I sit here wondering  what to write my heart aches for so many this year all across the world…. The heartache, pain, and loss can be so overwhelming to comprehend.  Every year we think this will be the year to change or bring greatness into our lives.  As I reflect back on 2020 for My […]

The Kimford J. Meador Research in Women with Epilepsy Award is awarded to provide support for ealy career clinician scientists who have made significant contributions to understanding and better care for women with epilepsy.  This year’s recipient is Dr. Sally Mathias.  Her research was on Efficacy, Safety and Need Change of Zonisamide During Pregnancy in Women […]

I wanted to unveil this exciting news during our annual American Epilepsy Society (AES) meeting! I am writing to share with you about our newest award from the My Epilepsy Story (MES) organization, the Dr. Sandra Helmers Memorial Scholarship for young women living with epilepsy that want to go to college or trade school.  Dr. Helmers was […]

Primary Care Physicians (PCPS) and Neurologists should be working hand and hand to provide quality healthcare to patients across the country.  We should be working together within our residency programs to facilitate this cultural change while our doctors are still in training.  When we educate the primary care physician on the American Academy of Neurology […]

I see your eyes above the mask you are wearing each day while you are at work, at the grocery store, on the bus or walking on the street. I see how tired you are of the endless fighting on social media, during this election cycle, in our government, in our places of work, with […]

Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Kimford J. Meador, Dr. Meador is a Neurologist and Professor of Neurology in Palo Alto, CA at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences and currently sees patients at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center. […]

We are in uncertain times…. Coronavirus(COVID-19) is spreading, schools are closing and many jobs are transitioning to working from home. We need to remember that we will get through this if we continue to work together during this global pandemic.  My Epilepsy Story (MES) is committed to helping you as you navigate the new normal […]

Preparing for the Coronavirus can be stressful so we have compiled a list of things to help you during this time: Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water especially after using the restroom, before a meal, and after sneezing, blowing your nose or coughing.  Stay home if you are sick  […]

I became interested in epilepsy very soon after I started my Neurology residency. The intricacies of the disease, the ability to make a meaningful difference in terms of treatment and quality of life, and the wonderful patients that I get to see that have been diagnosed with this chronic condition have made me want to work […]

Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Gholam Motamedi, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. on: “Breastfeeding and Epilepsy“     Dr. Gholam Motamedi is a Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University Hospital. He is […]