Category Archives: From The Experts

  Most women with epilepsy take antiepileptic drugs for a substantial portion of their life. This chronic therapy creates an opportunity for pharmacists to play a significant role in the care of women with epilepsy. For this reason and the fact that pharmacists remain one of the most accessible and trusted healthcare professionals, this brief […]

So, you’ve scheduled an appointment with a new neurologist and you’ve waited weeks (even months) for the appointed time. But….are you prepared for the visit? There’s much more involved than knowing where and when. The medical staff wants to be part of your healthcare team and appreciates if you are an active participant in the […]

Women with Disabilities Must Tackle More Hurdles than Men in the Workplace November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and organizations around the country – like My Epilepsy Story – are spreading the word to help girls, women and families get the resources and tools they need to advocates for themselves, and for a better future. As […]

It is that time of year again… Epilepsy Awareness Month!  November is the month where many organizations promote Epilepsy Awareness.  Here at My Epilepsy Story (MES),  we are joining with other epilepsy organization to promote this important awareness.  1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime and HALF of these people are FEMALES! […]

Choosing the right health insurance plan from the exchange Gone are the days of worrying about not having your pre-existing condition covered by your new insurance company. New considerations have arisen from the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act. For those not covered under an employer group plan choosing a new plan […]

Hello and let me introduce myself. My name is Dr. Jim McAuley and I am the Clinical Pharmacist in our Multidisciplinary Epilepsy Clinic and a consultant to our High-Risk OB clinic at Ohio State University. Looking forward… At this time of year especially, I like to look forward. For example, as I prepare to travel […]

Today, Brandy Parker interviews Dr. Kimford Meador with the MONEAD Research Study. Most Women with epilepsy have normal pregnancies, but appear to be at risk for problems during pregnancy and adverse outcomes in their children. The purpose of this observational study is to establish the risk and determine the factors or contributions to those risks. […]

In 1979, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was presented with a question: How many children have a developmental disability? Knowing more about the number and characteristics of children with developmental disabilities, such as epilepsy, can help us to understand the magnitude of these conditions and how improvements can be made to help […]