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Seizing Life, a CURE Epilepsy podcast hosted by Kelly Cervantes, aims to inspire empathy & give hope as we search for a cure for epilepsy. Together, we can find a cure. We can seize life.

Seizing Life, a CURE Epilepsy podcast hosted by Kelly Cervantes, aims to inspire empathy & give hope as we search for a cure for epilepsy. Together, we can find a cure. We can seize life.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

Seizing Life, a CURE Epilepsy podcast hosted by Kelly Cervantes, aims to inspire empathy & give hope as we search for a cure for epilepsy. Together, we can find a cure. We can seize life.

Language:

English

Contact:

312-255-1801


Episodes

Epilepsy Drug Development: Clinical Trials – A Patient’s Perspective

1/20/2021
In the finale of our 4-part series exploring the drug development process, we get the patient perspective on participating in clinical trials. The post Epilepsy Drug Development: Clinical Trials – A Patient’s Perspective appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:26:58

Epilepsy Drug Development: How Patients Can Make An Impact

1/6/2021
In the third of our 4-part series exploring the drug development process, we share what patients should know about participating in clinical trials. The post Epilepsy Drug Development: How Patients Can Make An Impact appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:06

Epilepsy Drug Development: Clinical Trials

12/16/2020
In the second of our 4-part series exploring the drug development process, we take a deep dive into the clinical trial phases. The post Epilepsy Drug Development: Clinical Trials appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:29:15

Epilepsy Drug Development: The Journey Begins

12/2/2020
In the first of a 4-part series about new drug development and clinical trial participation, we explain the complex process starting with basic research through pre-clinical trials. The post Epilepsy Drug Development: The Journey Begins appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:21

The Impact of COVID-19 on Epilepsy Research

11/18/2020
Mike Coburn of Research!America shares insights on the near- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on epilepsy research and the research community at large. The post The Impact of COVID-19 on Epilepsy Research appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:04

A Veteran’s Battle with Post Traumatic Epilepsy

11/4/2020
Former U.S. Army Captain Patrick Horan and his wife Patty discuss how post traumatic epilepsy (PTE), severely impacted his recovery from a devastating war wound. The post A Veteran’s Battle with Post Traumatic Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:25:40

Speaking Up About SUDEP: Two Mothers’ Stories

10/21/2020
On this episode of Seizing Life, Libby Boyce and Jessica Brandes, two mothers who each lost a son to SUDEP, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, discuss transforming tragedy and grief into action. The post Speaking Up About SUDEP: Two Mothers’ Stories appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:32:37

Mourning Your Idealized Life: Resilience, Love and Acceptance

10/8/2020
Kelly and Miguel Cervantes discuss coping with the impacts and challenges of parenting a child with special needs in a never-seen episode recorded in November 2018. The post Mourning Your Idealized Life: Resilience, Love and Acceptance appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:30:29

Seizing Life Highlights: Epilepsy Surgery

9/10/2020
What you should know about brain surgery for epilepsy from both the patient and physician perspective. The post Seizing Life Highlights: Epilepsy Surgery appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:17:07

A Disability-Friendly Model for Independent Living

8/26/2020
The post A Disability-Friendly Model for Independent Living appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:28:30

All About Seizures: How Understanding Informs Treatment

8/12/2020
Seizures explained simply. Explore how they happen, why they look different from person to person, and why different treatments options work for different people. The post All About Seizures: How Understanding Informs Treatment appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:30:24

The “Invisible” Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury

7/29/2020
After a military training accident, doctors worked tirelessly to fix this Marine’s hand. But the bigger consequence, the risk of post-traumatic epilepsy, went unnoticed. The post The “Invisible” Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:43

Seeing the Whole Person: Disability, Race, and Healthcare

7/15/2020
Sherri Brady tells us about the challenges of navigating the healthcare system as a black woman with a daughter who suffers from a rare neurological disorder. The post Seeing the Whole Person: Disability, Race, and Healthcare appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:26:54

It’s Personal: Christin Godale’s Path to Epilepsy Research

7/1/2020
PhD candidate and aspiring epilepsy researcher Christin Godale shares her journey from hiding her epilepsy to becoming an advocate and pursuing a career in neuroscience. The post It’s Personal: Christin Godale’s Path to Epilepsy Research appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:25:53

Growing Up and Gaining Independence with Epilepsy

6/17/2020
Talks between parents and children with epilepsy can be fraught with concerns and clashes over health, social life, and independence. This mother-daughter duo discusses how to communicate productively. The post Growing Up and Gaining Independence with Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:24:02

Epilepsy and Mental Health: What You Should Know

6/3/2020
The connection between epilepsy and mental health issues is well-established, but is not often addressed during initial diagnosis or evaluated throughout the course of treatment. In this episode, learn how you can approach these conversations with your doctor. The post Epilepsy and Mental Health: What You Should Know appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:28:16

Seizure Tracker™: Empowering the Community With Data

5/20/2020
Seizure Tracker is a free app that empowers patients to take an active role in their epilepsy management while making a positive impact on the community at large. The post Seizure Tracker™: Empowering the Community With Data appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:28:43

No One Does It Alone: Finding Support to Navigate the World of Epilepsy Care

5/6/2020
For decades advocate and educator Pat Gibson has provided patients and families with information and resources to help navigate the unpredictable world of epilepsy care. The post No One Does It Alone: Finding Support to Navigate the World of Epilepsy Care appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:25:08

Parenting, Epilepsy and COVID19

4/22/2020
Hear how one mother is keeping her three children, one of whom has epilepsy, safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Parenting, Epilepsy and COVID19 appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:28:21

NINDS and Its Role in Epilepsy Research

4/8/2020
Discover how NINDS funds epilepsy research and fosters collaboration towards cures from Program Director Dr. Vicky Whittemore. The post NINDS and Its Role in Epilepsy Research appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:20:10