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January 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment

For One Couple, Expert Neurology Care Makes All the Difference

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

In one brief statement, Barbara Smith can sum up the impact that the staff in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona had on her and her husband as they faced several difficult and frightening medical problems: “They are our life-changing heroes.”  For 40 years, seizures were just part of life for Barbara. […]

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Tags: 2859, 2868, 5169, 5265, 5292, 5294, 5333, Cancer, Dr. Katherine Noe, Dr. Richard Zimmerman, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


November 9, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Traveling the Road of Life, Seizure-Free

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

For the past eight years, Nicole Dehn, 30, has had pangs of sadness whenever she passes a small grove of trees on the road near her Jacksonville, Fla., home. The trees are a constant reminder of the day epilepsy took her freedom. Nov. 14 2005. It’s the day Dehn had a seizure while driving. Her […]

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Tags: 2859, 5157, 5174, 5292, 5294, 5334, brain, dehn, Epilepsy, Jacksonville, laser ablation, laser surgery


July 23, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Overcoming Epilepsy

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

My name is Rachel Skaug, formerly Rachel Kaalberg, and I used to have epileptic seizures as a child. My seizures started at four months old, which was in 1988, and lasted until I was 10 years old, in 1998. I am from Madison, Wis. Much of my testing happened at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. I […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5294, 5335, EEG, Epilepsy, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Rachel Skaug, recovery, Rochester, seizures, Surgery


March 5, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Seizure-free after new surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

One of Arden Berge’s most surprising discoveries while he was a graduate student in meteorology had nothing to do with the weather. “I’d been lying on the bed reading, and all of a sudden I looked up and there were paramedics standing over me,” says Berge. He’d soon learn why. He’d had a seizure, and […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5294, 5335, Arden Berge, complex partial seizures, Dr. Gregory Cascino, Dr. Richard Marsh, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, medication, Neurology & Neurosurgery


November 2, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Epilepsy, Brain Surgery and then, Seizure-Free

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

We scurried like mice across the street under the cover of darkness, hugging the side of the St. Mary building when we reached it to block the wind as it gusted at 22 below zero. The light from the entrance door called like a beacon, and when we reached it all I could do was […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5335, Brain surgery, EEG, Epilepsy, Erica Egge, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Surgery


October 25, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Epilepsy Surgery Allows Patient to Live Life to the Fullest

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GszNst4xBc Carla Huelsmann was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 2 years old. Throughout her childhood and early adult years, she experienced mainly petit mal seizures. She continued through life, adjusting to her disease as needed. Once Huelsmann welcomed her daughter, the hormone levels in her body changed, making controlling her seizures much more difficult.

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Tags: 2859, 5292, brain, Carla Huelsmann, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, petit mal, scar tissue, Seizure, Surgery


June 15, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Christina George’s Mayo Clinic Story – How the Ketogenic Diet Stopped Her Seizures

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice (@elizabeth rice)

Larry and Paulette George had never seen a seizure before when their 7 month old daughter, Christina, began having more than 100 seizures a day. They tried medication after medication, but the seizures wouldn’t stop. Paulette’s sister had heard something about a diet for seizures and mentioned it to them, but when they asked their […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5335, Christina George, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Paulette George, pediatric neurology, seizures


November 2, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Grateful Family Says Mayo Clinic Care and Ketogenic Diet Brought Their Son Back To Them

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice (@elizabeth rice)

Less than a year ago, four-year-old Max Irvine was having hundreds of seizures a day … he couldn’t walk, talk or chew his food. A previously healthy and active preschooler, Max has epilepsy. The Irvines were told by one epilepsy specialist that their son would become mentally incompetent from his seizures. Thankfully, they refused to […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5306, 5335, Dr. Elaine Wirrell, Epilepsy, Irvine, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, pediatric neurology, Pediatrics


July 16, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Ali is seizure free and still dancing

By Catherine Benson Catherine Benson (@catherine benson)

When Ali Nowotny was just 15, she began to“blank out.” It was summer of 2006, and she was working as a waitress in her hometown of Rapid City, S.D. The episodes occurred about once a month, and left her “spaced out” for several minutes, slurred her speech and gave her headaches. Ali shrugged them off. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2859, 2868, 5292, 5294, 5335, Ali, Epilepsy, Nowotny, Rapid City Journal, Seizure


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