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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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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


December 30, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Surgery to treat epilepsy leaves woman seizure-free

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Carla Huelsmann felt seizures were taking over her life. Surgery at Mayo Clinic gave it back to her.

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December 25, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Surgery puts an end to life-limiting epilepsy seizures

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Surgery to treat epilepsy has allowed Melissa Bruesehoff to enjoy many things that once seemed out of reach — including motherhood.

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Tags: 2589, 5292, 5294, 5335, 5418, Epilepsy, Gregory D. Cascino, Mayo Clinic, Melissa Bruesehoff, Neurology & Neurosurgery, seizures


December 4, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Christina goes to the head of the class

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Epilepsy surgery was a scary thing, but it was the miracle Christina needed to go forth and grow.

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Tags: 2589, 5270, Christina George, Epilepsy, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic


November 28, 2012 · Leave a Comment

The “new” Tiffany

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Epilepsy surgery ended Tiffany Hanson’s seizures and started a new, active life.

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Tags: 2589, 5270, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, seizures, temporal lobectomy, Tiffany Hanson


November 23, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Family gives up mashed potatoes in respect of toddler’s restrictive diet

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Shelby Birch’s whole family gave up mashed potatoes to help her with a diet that controls her seizures.

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Tags: 2589, 5306, 5335, Epilepsy, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic, Pediatrics, seizures, Shelby Birch


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


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