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Minnesota Coach is Role Model for Employees with Epilepsy, UC Health Neurologist Says

Minnesota Coach is Role Model for Employees with Epilepsy, UC Health Neurologist Says

After University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill suffered his fourth game-day seizure in two years, a handful of sports columnists called for his resignation, the university proclaimed its support, and Dr. David Ficker pounced on a teachable moment as eagerly as a lineman on a loose football. “The pundits who called for Coach Kill…
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Dr. Michael Privitera Answers 6 Common Questions about Epilepsy

Dr. Michael Privitera Answers 6 Common Questions about Epilepsy

Seizures are among the most puzzling mysteries in medicine. They can occur any time, at any age and without any warning. Michael Privitera, MD, Director of the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, has developed a national reputation for…
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Dr. Michael Privitera Comments on the Seizures of a Well-Known Rap Artist

Dr. Michael Privitera, medical director of the UC Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute commented on the weekend seizures of well-known rap artist, Lil Wayne. Privitera, who is not Wayne’s physician and has not seen his case first-hand, explains that there are a number of possible reasons why the rapper may be…
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Clinical Trials to Examine Generic Drugs for Epilepsy

Clinical Trials to Examine Generic Drugs for Epilepsy

Media Contact: : (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—University of Cincinnati (UC) clinician-researchers have received $2.6 million to study generic antiepileptic drugs as part of an effort to provide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with data that could lead to new regulations related to approval of new generic drugs. The funding, from the FDA, the…
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Ryan’s Story: Epilepsy Surgery

Ryan’s Story: Epilepsy Surgery

Ryan had reached one of the scariest points in his epilepsy – status epilepticus – when he and his team at the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute knew that something dramatic needed to be done. “Status,” as it is sometimes called, happens when seizures come one after the other, in unending…
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Study Supports Link Between Stress, Epileptic Seizures

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati performed functional MRI brain scans during a stressful math exercise on 16 people with epilepsy who pegged stress as a factor in their seizure control and seven who did not. While both groups performed similarly on the test, those who perceived stress to have an impact on their epilepsy…
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Charlie’s Story: Epilepsy

Charlie's Story: Epilepsy

By Charlie Shor I have had many adventures in my 57 years, and I have accomplished much. But the main message of my story, which I have been given the opportunity to share, is that anything is possible. If you have epilepsy, as I do, it says nothing about who you are or what you…
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