Category Archives: From The Experts

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 […]

Women with epilepsy, who are childbearing potential, and their physicians face difficult decisions about the risks and benefits of antiepileptic drug (AED) use during pregnancy. These decisions need to be addressed prior to pregnancy, as about half of the pregnancies in the USA are not planned. Effective seizure control for the potential mother is extremely […]

Epilepsy affects the lives of millions of people of all ages around the world. It is an unpredictable and potentially devastating group of diseases that can cause seizures, brain injury, and cognitive and psychiatric disabilities. It is an often misunderstood and stigmatized disorder, and as a result many patients may attempt to hide their condition. […]