Angels Of Epilepsy Newsletter

July - #AOENEWS, Articles, Blogs, & More!

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DETROIT — The Latest on the trial of a Detroit-area doctor who was accused of malpractice in the wrong diagnosis of epilepsy in a child (all times local):


A Michigan health-care provider says it will appeal after a jury awarded more than $3 million to a woman who was wrongly diagnosed with epilepsy as a child.


A jury has awarded more than $3 million to a woman who was misdiagnosed with epilepsy, one of hundreds of people to accuse a Detroit-area doctor of malpractice.


READ MORE: http://www.startribune.com/the-latest-health-care-provider-to-appeal-3m-verdict/511742052/

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Washington D.C.: Drugs prescribed to control epilepsy in pregnant women with migraine, pain and bipolar disorder are likely to deliver babies with birth defects, according to a new study.
The study lays focus on the drugs – valproic acid and topiramate. The birth defects include spina bifida and cleft lip.


For the study, researchers used data to identify pregnancies that resulted in live births between January 2011 and March 2015.


From the 1,886,825 pregnancies reported during those years, the researchers looked for the mothers’ use of 10 anti-epileptic seizure drugs before and after conception.


Researchers further looked for 23 birth defects in the children delivered by these women. The findings indicated that 8,794 women were prescribed a single anti-epileptic drug.


READ MORE: https://healthshots.hindustantimes.com/latest-news/pregnant-women-taking-epilepsy-drugs-more-likely-to-deliver-babies-with-birth-defects/

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Epilepsy Foundation at the 25th ESSENCE Festival Community Corner

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Meet survivors and advocates, Whitney Petit and Derra Howard, as they're raising epilepsy awareness in the African American Community, at the 25th ESSENCE Festival Community Corner on July 5-7th in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Get much epilepsy information and resources at booth #3902 from 9:30am-6pm!


Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.

New Orleans. LA 70130


#EpilepsyEquity

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Doctors in Texas looked at genetic testing to find the key to treating children with epilepsy.


16-year-old Ryan Olin suffers from a epileptic disorder that causes tremors and an unbalanced gait.


Genetic testing to determine the exact cause of his disease provided no answers. However, researchers at UT Southwestern just wrapped up a new trial that would change that.


“Our research question was, if the patient had a previous genetic test result - if we used the latest information would that change the interpretation that was originally given several years ago,” Associate Professor Dr. Jason Park said.


Dr. Park and his team re-evaluated the genetic testing of more than 300 children with epilepsy. Using the latest in genetic advancements, they were able pinpoint the exact cause of epilepsy in almost 1/3 of those children.


READ MORE: https://www.kait8.com/2019/03/08/doctors-use-genetic-approach-treat-children-with-epilepsy/

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4th of july firecrackers

Ingredients

  • 3 ounce package blue berry JELL-O
  • 3 ounce package cherry JEL-LO
  • 2 cups boiling water divided
  • 1 packet Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup milk divided
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Whipped cream
  • Strawberries and blueberries for garnish optional
  • 4 plastic wine cups

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Angels Of Epilepsy Charity & Advocacy is reaching out to the many survivors, families, and caregivers in the epilepsy community to participate in our "I An ME" campaign!


We really do appreciate those who have joined us thus far but we would love to have more to help us continue to spread the awareness and outreach.


For more information, go to our website or send email to angelsofepilepsy@gmail.com


To see some of the amazing stories from survivors and families, visit: https://www.angelsofepilepsy.org/i-am-me-campaign

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AOE's Booking

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