Infantile Spasms – Part 1: A Medical Emergency

This week on Seizing Life®, we focus on infantile spasms (IS), a rare and particularly severe epilepsy syndrome that typically begins within the first year of life. Our panel of experts addresses everything you need to know about IS, from diagnosis, to consultation, to treatment.

Post-Traumatic Epilepsy and Our Veterans: Impact, Research, and Hope

This week on Seizing Life ® we focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) in veterans with Dr. Lauren Harte-Hargrove, Associate Director of Research at CURE Epilepsy, who shares insights on CURE Epilepsy’s Post-Traumatic Epilepsy initiative. We also revisit past conversations with two former service members who suffered a TBI in the line of duty and developed PTE as a result of their injuries.

One Family, Two Different Epilepsy Diagnoses

The numerous types of seizures and the widely varying impacts of epilepsy are two key factors contributing to the public’s misunderstanding of the condition. This week on Seizing Life® we speak with parents who have two children with epilepsy that manifests very differently, and discuss the implications this has had for their family.

Epilepsy… It’s Complicated (rebroadcast)

In a rebroadcast of an episode from June 2019, Dr. Charles Marcuccilli, Director of Pediatric Epilepsy at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, explains why epilepsy is so misunderstood, discusses the stigma around it, and suggests what patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals can do to increase awareness and education around epilepsy.