Category: epilepsy

Hope for Intractable Epilepsy Doesn’t Come From Drugs

I recently attended an online symposium for my son’s rare, super-refractory epilepsy syndrome: febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome. FIRES is considered one of the most catastrophic seizure conditions, typically occurring “out of the blue” in healthy children from 4 to 6 years old. New-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE)  is the same syndrome but in young adults….

Surgery by Free Clinic in Orange Helps Man Overcome Epilepsy

ORANGE, Calif.—Twenty years ago, Israel Zuniga, 39, was asleep in bed when he experienced an event that would change his life forever: his first seizure. “I was sleeping one night and when I woke up, I was on my bedroom floor surrounded by paramedics,” Zuniga said. “My brother was sleeping next to me. He was…