Items Tagged ‘Epilepsy’

January 31, 2017

Changing Minds While Learning to Live With Epilepsy

By Nate Gilbraith nategilbraith

The first time Tehya Mrotek had a seizure during class, she just started high school. Her teachers weren’t very familiar with handling epilepsy and were not equipped to administer seizure first-aid. Around the same time her family was discussing the importance of epilepsy education, the school hired a new nurse and decided to bring in Mayo […]

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Tags: About Kids & Teens, Epilepsy, Seizures


January 9, 2017

After 20 Years of Seizures, Erica Enjoys Life Following Epilepsy Surgery

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

For much of her life, Erica Laney had frequent seizures that were caused by abnormal electrical activity throughout her brain. She describes these auras as roller coasters with a big drop followed by complete darkness. Erica suffered seizures weekly during her freshmen year of college, so she decided to transfer to a community college where […]

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Tags: Brain and Nervous System, Epilepsy


December 21, 2016

Living with epilepsy? Share your story on Mayo Clinic Connect

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Having seizures or living with epilepsy affects people in different ways. Some people stare blankly for a few seconds during a seizure, while others repeatedly twitch their arms or legs. Mayo Clinic Connect is an online community where you can learn from others with epilepsy and share stories about living with epilepsy and coping with […]

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Tags: Brain and Nervous System, Epilepsy


April 26, 2016

What is Epilepsy Surgery?

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Nicholas Wetjen, M.D., a Mayo Clinic pediatric neurosurgeon, was a featured speaker on April 16 at the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota’s first-ever Epilepsy & Seizures Wellness Expo in Minneapolis. We broadcast his presentation on Facebook Live, and you can view it below: We hope you find this helpful, and that you will share it with […]

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Tags: Epilepsy, Nicholas Wetjen, Seizures