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15 Feb
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Dr. Margaret Beigel’s Story

Meet Dr. Margaret Beigel, an Ohio State University Neurology Resident   Tell us a bit about yourself. Hey everyone, I am Margaret – a current PGY3 neurology resident at The…

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08 Feb
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Dr. Marika Antimisiaris’s Story

Meet Marika, an Ohio State Neurology Resident   Tell us a bit about yourself. I moved around a lot growing up – lived in Oregon, California, New Jersey, Hawaii, and…

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Artwork by Betty
18 Jan
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Meet Betty, An Ohio State Employee Living with Epilepsy

My Epilepsy Story (MES) is partnering with The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center (OSU) to EMPOWER Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy this year.  OSU is contributing to some…

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31 Dec
0

Making Sense of 2020

As I sit here wondering  what to write my heart aches for so many this year all across the world…. The heartache, pain, and loss can be so overwhelming to comprehend….

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04 Feb
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Dr. Sarita Maturu’s Story

I became interested in epilepsy very soon after I started my Neurology residency. The intricacies of the disease, the ability to make a meaningful difference in terms of treatment and quality…

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Dr. Anup Patel Headshot
17 Dec
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Transitioning from a Pediatric Neurologist to an Adult Neurologist

Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Anup Patel, Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The…

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27 Nov
0

Managing your Medication during Pregnancy

Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Torbjörn Tomson, Department of Neurology, at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden on: “Managing Your Medication During Pregnancy“ …

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20 Nov
0

Managing Your Epilepsy & Tracking Your Seizures

On our series to EMPOWER Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy, today we hear from Robert Moss, Co-Founder of SeizureTracker.com on: Managing your Epilepsy & Tracking your Seizures    Robert Moss knows…

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17 Sep
0

Christina’s Story

When I was in 8th grade I had my first seizure. After not being able to see and then losing all motor skills, my feet were shaking and I was internally yelling…

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31 Jul
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Meet our MES Ambassadors and Join With Us

  California Ashley Garcia – CA My name is Ashley Garcia. I am a 23 year old student from CA. I was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 13, and have…

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26 Jul
0

MES Ambassador Program

MES Ambassador Program    My Epilepsy Story (MES) is excited to announce we are accepting applications for our Ambassador Program.  This program will have MES Ambassadors from all across the…

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Healthy Chicken Salad
14 Jun
0

Fresh Fridays! New Summer Recipe Series

Hello friends! Jodi Suglio, MES Health & Wellness director here. As promised in my lil Facebook teaser post earlier this week (if you don’t follow us on our socials, do…

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20 Mar
0

Sara’s Story

I was 18-months-old when I had my first seizure.  It was during a very high fever, so considered a febrile seizure, but it was a seizure nonetheless.  My father was…

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12 Mar
0

Self-Love

Self-Love is the regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).  Self-love is not a bad thing when we do it correctly… In…

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01 Mar
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International Women with Epilepsy Day

March 1st is the 1st Annual International Women with Epilepsy Day! Today is International Women with Epilepsy Day!  This has been a vision of mine for several years to have…

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Physician Mental Health - My Epilepsy Story
05 Feb
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Epilepsy & Stress

  Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Michael Privitera from the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience…

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30 Dec
0

Reflecting on 2018

As I reflect on 2018 the word that comes to mind is Thankful.  I am thankful for wishes… I am thankful for all that we are are accomplishing at My…

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27 Nov
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The Power of Exercise

My name is Mary, and I have intractable epilepsy. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 14, and my seizures are complex partial with secondary generalization. My seizures have…

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16 Nov
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Depression and Epilepsy

Depression and Epilepsy You may not know but depression and epilepsy can go hand in hand, so it is prudent to be aware of any potential triggers, such as loss…

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14 Nov
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Does every woman living with epilepsy need a primary care doctor?

We are launching a new video series to EMPOWER Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy.  Today we hear from Dr. Richmond Akatue from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee on:…

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02 Nov
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CONGRATULATIONS Ladies! We did it!!!

Women living with epilepsy CONGRATULATIONS most of us have been successful…. we have sent the message to our daughters that you keep secrets. We have taught them that it is…

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03 Oct
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Help! My Daughter was Diagnosed with Epilepsy….. I Need a Pediatrician

[title text=”Ask An Expert: Dr. Mukundan”] Today Dr. Chetan R. Mukundan will answer a few questions from parents about finding a pediatrician to care for your daughter and her epilepsy….

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26 Aug
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Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Neurology

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Neurologist   Transitions are always difficult, but can also be rewarding when done with preparation and awareness of the important issues.  It can be particularly…

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01 Aug
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So You Are College Bound…..Now What?

Graduations have come to an end and the summer is here.   I sit here thinking about attending our “Oldest Daughter, Ire”, from another set of parents, high school graduation at…

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18 Jul
0

FDA Approves Epidiolex

The FDA approval of EPIDIOLEX will soon bring to market the first plant based drug derived from the cannabis plant in the U.S.  Studies in the U.S. of Epidiolex (a…

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03 Jul
0

Kimford J. Meador Research in Women with Epilepsy Award

In life, there are few people that are true world changers. I believe that the medical community has the opportunity to be full of world changers if they stop, pause,…

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10 Jun
0

The Strength of a Movement: Her Epilepsy Story

When I initially started my senior project, I knew that I wanted to combine my interests of psychology/science and dance to create a piece. I didn’t have any clue as…

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11 May
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SeizureTracker.com isn’t just for tracking “SEIZURES”

In today’s world we are all busy with LIFE… We never seem to have enough time in the day to get everything accomplished.  Whether it is getting things done at…

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26 Apr
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Seizure Freedom is NEVER Promised

Seizure freedom is never promised…. As I wrap my brain around the fact that I have just had my first seizure in years, the emotions are overwhelming.  First, the utter…

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21 Apr
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Depression, Anxiety, & Epilepsy……

Depression, Anxiety, and Epilepsy….. How to know if I have Depression or Anxiety?  This is such a great question!  Many people are stressed over things in their lives yet that…

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19 Mar
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Proclaim Your Story

The first time I genuinely told my story, it was to complete strangers. I was shadowing a pediatric neurologist and knowing my background, he asked me to share my experience…

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13 Mar
0

What about the Women and Girls?

The world seems ever changing and yet I feel as though so much still remains the same…Each day new things are being presented to us to explore and experience, but…

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11 Jan
0

An Introduction to Health & Wellness

Hello from MES’s new Health & Wellness Director! It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about the holidays, although I do hope you all had a happy…

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06 Jan
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Be BOLD while living with Epilepsy in 2018

It’s New Year’s Eve, the end of 2017, and the time of year when everyone is setting their New Year’s resolutions and goals for 2018.  As I reflect on the…

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04 Oct
0

College is a time of “Self-Discovery”…..

“College is a time of self-discovery and growth, but it can also be an intense four years of stress.”  My first two years in college were especially hard on me;…

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14 Dec
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Beauty is Right in Front of You

As we head into the coldest months of the year we all need a pick me up to make us feel better especially after the hustle and bustle of the…

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30 Nov
0

Exploring What Care a Pharmacist Can Provide for Women with Epilepsy

  Most women with epilepsy take antiepileptic drugs for a substantial portion of their life. This chronic therapy creates an opportunity for pharmacists to play a significant role in the…

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28 Nov
0

Are You Prepared for Your Neurology Appointment?

So, you’ve scheduled an appointment with a new neurologist and you’ve waited weeks (even months) for the appointed time. But….are you prepared for the visit? There’s much more involved than…

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24 Nov
0

Reasons for Giving Thanks in the Midst of Epilepsy

On this Thanksgiving Holiday, as the Education Coordinator for My Epilepsy Story (MES), I want to reflect on the many things that I am truly thankful for this holiday season…

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23 Nov
0

A Partnership is Blooming

At My Epilepsy Story, we are partnering with different companies to help “Bridge the Gap“ for women and girls living with epilepsy. In forming partnerships, this allows us to serve women…

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16 Nov
0

Women with Disabilities Must Tackle More Hurdles than Men in the Workplace

Women with Disabilities Must Tackle More Hurdles than Men in the Workplace November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and organizations around the country – like My Epilepsy Story – are spreading…

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17 May
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The Future Belongs to You

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt   As we begin the graduation season, I am reflecting on what these young graduates…

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12 Mar
0

Mosaic

A mosaic is something that resembles a picture or decoration that is made up of diverse elements. These broken pieces are what makes a mosaic beautiful.   In our brokenness of…

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03 Dec
0

Ashley’s Story

My name is Ashley. I am twenty years old and I have epilepsy. I was thirteen when I had my first grand mal seizure, and admittedly I do not remember…

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23 Nov
0

Elizabeth’s Story

I was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy the weekend after attending my orientation at The Ohio State University. I started treatment with medication just three weeks before I was due…

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