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December 25, 2012

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

November 28, 2012

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

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 20, 2012

Brain tumor surgery stops seizures

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@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

November 25, 2010

Jacob Harpel’s Thanksgiving Story

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice (@elizabeth rice)

Eight-year-old Jacob Harpel from Glencoe, Minn., was diagnosed with a plum-sized brain tumor the day before Thanksgiving last year. He had aggressive brain surgery at Mayo Clinic in August to remove the tumor; with the surgery he had a 50% chance of losing his peripheral vision on one side and a 50% chance of speech […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 5279, 5292, 5294, 5306, 5335, brain tumor, Dr. Wetjen, EEG, Neurosurgery

June 15, 2010

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

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