Thanksgiving 2020 2020 has been a long, eventful year with the Covid-19 pandemic. Many will be tempted to reconnect with family and friends across the country or your home state for Thanksgiving 2020. However, with Covid cases and deaths sharply rising, it is safer to stay at home. Many underestimate or misunderstand Covid and what […]

Seizure Tracker IT’S NOT JUST SEIZURESTM (INJS) Initiative Epilepsy is so much more than just a medical diagnosis. Quality of life can often be overlooked and the impact of living with seizures on self and family is limitedly understood. To better improve on this aspect of epilepsy care, My Epilepsy Story is partnering with Seizure Tracker to promote a […]

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 […]

“I will never forget the first time I saw my wife have a seizure. I felt pure panic, fear, confusion, uncertainty, and most of all helplessness. My knowledge of epilepsy came from what I’d seen on TV and movies. After a multitude of tests, hospital and doctors’ visits we received the diagnosis of epilepsy.  And […]

COVID-19 has ushered in a new normal in many aspects of our lives.  Along with the drastic changes in our basic social behavior and habits there are many new questions that need to be addressed.  As we head into another school year the prospects of determining whether to send your children back to school, have […]

In my crazy busy weekly schedule, I look forward to Wednesday mornings.  I enthusiastically anticipate this 4-hour block of time as I know I will be working in our outpatient epilepsy clinic.  I am so blessed to have this opportunity to work not only with my favorite Nurse Practitioner (Lucretia Long), but also with many […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes in how patients can receive medical care and access their physicians.  Although telemedicine has been around for several years, use has been limited, mostly due to restrictions in insurance coverage, location where telemedicine could be performed and the need for ‘HIPAA compliant’ platforms.  However, beginning in March, both […]

My Epilepsy Story (MES) was founded based off inequities of research into epilepsy and women’s health, and the consequences of being in an under researched patient population. We see a continued need to address the healthcare disparities within the women with epilepsy community. Disparities in the quality of healthcare are known to persist in rural […]

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. […]