Stories about: epilepsy surgery

Watch 60 Minutes tonight

UPDATE: Watch the 60 Minutes piece and read Frances Jensen’s post about why funding epilepsy research is so important.
60 Minutes
Don’t forget to watch 60 Minutes tonight, featuring the epilepsy research of Children’s Frances Jensen, MD. You can watch a preview here.  If you use Twitter, please help us promote the episode by tweeting – tune in to 60 Minutes to see Children’s Hospital docs talk about epilepsy.”
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Catching the lightning

Epilepsy is a disease that remains stubbornly bewildering—to the nearly three million Americans who have it and the doctors who treat it. In some cases, it can be traced to an underlying disease, injury or brain malformation. But in most cases, its origins are a mystery. And whepilepsy_02ile many new epilepsy medications have come on the market, the percentage of people whose seizures can be controlled by drugs remains stubbornly unchanged: two thirds.

Read about one such patient in Children’s Epilepsy Program who had brain surgery to stop her seizures.

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