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July 14th, 2017

Saving Grace: Finding Hope for a Seizure-Free Future

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

After suffering her first epileptic seizure at just 10 days of age, Grace Chan required six separate brain surgeries as surgeons worked to remove the harmful tissue that was causing her seizures.

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Tags: Dr. Christina Chen, Dr. Nicholas Wetjen, Dr. Sheri Crow, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatric neurology


November 20th, 2012

Brain tumor surgery stops seizures

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Thorough evaluation at Mayo Clinic solved the mystery of why Emily Crawford was having seizures, and successful removal of a brain tumor stopped them from occurring.

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Tags: 5236, 5270, 5292, 5294, 5304, 5306, 5335, Emily Crawford, Mayo Clinic, pediatric neurology, seizures


June 15th, 2010

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

By 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 2nd, 2009

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

By 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


March 3rd, 2009

CBS News Features Mayo Patient with Niemann-Pick Disease Type C

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

Earlier this week, CBS Evening News featured the story of Mayo Clinic patient Dillon Papier and his family. Six-year-old Dillon has Niemann-Pick disease type C, a  rare inherited disease that affects approximately 1 in 150,000 people. Niemann-Pick disease type C has been called childhood Alzheimer’s. Click here or the graphic above to view the CBS […]

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Tags: childhood alzheimer's, Dr. Mark Patterson, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, niemann-pick, niemann-pick disease type c, pediatric neurology


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