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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

Working to Overcome Disparities in Epilepsy Care in the Hispanic Community

9/21/2022
This week we talk to Dr. Refugio Sepulveda about challenges faced by the Hispanic community in accessing quality epilepsy care and learn about a program aimed at addressing these issues. The post Working to Overcome Disparities in Epilepsy Care in the Hispanic Community appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:28:32

Medical Cannabis: A Life Changing Journey for Mother and Son

9/7/2022
This week we look at medical cannabis as a treatment for epilepsy with Sarah O’Hanlon. Sarah shares her journey to find relief for her son’s seizures from Colorado to advocacy to a master’s in medical cannabis. The post Medical Cannabis: A Life Changing Journey for Mother and Son appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:34:02

Seizure Dogs: Predicting Seizures and Providing Comfort

8/24/2022
This week on Seizing Life® we talk seizure alert dogs. Jessa Kenworthy of 4 Paws for Ability provides everything you always wanted to know about seizure alert dogs and how they serve those living with epilepsy. The post Seizure Dogs: Predicting Seizures and Providing Comfort appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:31:48

Determination and New Technology Lead to Successful Epilepsy Surgery

8/10/2022
This week epilepsy advocate and mother Kate Neale Cooper explains how a new diagnostic tool enabled doctors to localize her daughter’s seizures after 16-years and ultimately perform successful epilepsy surgery. The post Determination and New Technology Lead to Successful Epilepsy Surgery appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:32:47

Growing Up with Epilepsy Leads to Making Movies About It

7/27/2022
Filmmaker Miles Levin discusses growing-up with epilepsy and turning his experiences into the award-winning short film “Under the Lights”. The post Growing Up with Epilepsy Leads to Making Movies About It appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:26:51

Inflammation’s Role in Epilepsy and How it Might be Prevented

7/13/2022
This week on Seizing Life, epilepsy researcher Dr. Nicholas Varvel explains the connection between inflammation and epilepsy, the promising research being done, and the potential treatment. The post Inflammation’s Role in Epilepsy and How it Might be Prevented appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:16:20

A Parent’s Guide to Your Child’s Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment

6/22/2022
Child neurologist, Dr. Doug Nordli provides a guide for parents of children with epilepsy to help navigate diagnosis, physicians, and treatment decisions. The post A Parent’s Guide to Your Child’s Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:40:45

Epilepsy Stories and the Research Making a Difference

6/8/2022
This week on Seizing Life we present personal stories of three key areas of epilepsy research: Post-Traumatic Epilepsy, SUDEP, and Drug-Resistant epilepsy. The post Epilepsy Stories and the Research Making a Difference appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:21:17

Rare Epilepsy: Collaborating for Advocacy, Research, and Community

5/25/2022
Yssa DeWoody of Ring14 USA and the Rare Epilepsy Network provides a primer on rare epilepsies: what they are, how they are diagnosed and treated, and where to find resources and support. The post Rare Epilepsy: Collaborating for Advocacy, Research, and Community appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:30:56

Monitoring Mental Health in Kids with Epilepsy

5/11/2022
We focus on mental health in children and teens with epilepsy. Pediatric neuropsychologist Madison Berl discussers potential issues and what to do. The post Monitoring Mental Health in Kids with Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:29:35

A Remarkable Journey to Seizure Freedom Through the Ketogenic Diet

4/27/2022
This week on Seizing Life® Jim Abrahams, creator of some of the biggest comedy films of all-time, shares his son’s troubling and remarkable epilepsy journey to seizure freedom through the ketogenic diet. The post A Remarkable Journey to Seizure Freedom Through the Ketogenic Diet appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:40

A Post-Traumatic Epilepsy Journey: Diagnosis Acceptance Leads to Career Helping Others

4/13/2022
Mark DeFee shares his years-long journey with post-traumatic epilepsy from his diagnosis following multiple concussions, through his years of denial in college, to his acceptance and efforts to manage his seizures. The post A Post-Traumatic Epilepsy Journey: Diagnosis Acceptance Leads to Career Helping Others appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:31:24

Finding Solutions and Pursuing Passions with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

3/30/2022
This week on Seizing Life ®, Channing Seideman shares her epilepsy story from her first seizure to a diagnosis of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and tells us how she found safe ways to continue skiing and horseback riding. The post Finding Solutions and Pursuing Passions with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:28:33

A Young Woman’s Epilepsy Journey of Acceptance, Empowerment, and Advocacy

3/16/2022
This week on Seizing Life college student Kiara Mowat shares her epilepsy journey from her diagnosis in 2018 at age 14 to her first year in college. Hear this personal epilepsy story from an amazing young woman. The post A Young Woman’s Epilepsy Journey of Acceptance, Empowerment, and Advocacy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:29:32

Addressing and Reducing Epilepsy-Related Deaths

3/2/2022
Today on Seizing Life®, Gardiner Lapham discusses the creation of PAME (Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy) a group that aims to raise awareness of mortality in epilepsy in order to reduce epilepsy-related deaths. The post Addressing and Reducing Epilepsy-Related Deaths appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:23:29

Learning to Manage Cognitive Challenges for People with Epilepsy

2/16/2022
Today on Seizing Life®, Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos explains the HOBSCOTCH program, a personalized program that helps people with epilepsy manage and improve memory and cognition to lead happier, more productive lives. The post Learning to Manage Cognitive Challenges for People with Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:25:53

Personal Epilepsy Experience Inspires International Epilepsy Advocacy

2/2/2022
This week in honor of International Epilepsy Day we speak with Julianna Shinnick about epilepsy care, stigma, and advocacy in the Mahenge region of Tanzania in East Africa. The post Personal Epilepsy Experience Inspires International Epilepsy Advocacy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:26:50

Genetic Testing & Counseling for Epilepsy From Genome to Exome and More

1/19/2022
This week on Seizing Life we take a deep dive into genetic testing and counseling; what it is, how it works, what it can provide for patients and families, and what it may promise for the future of epilepsy knowledge The post Genetic Testing & Counseling for Epilepsy From Genome to Exome and More appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:37

The Best of Seizing Life 2021

1/5/2022
This week on Seizing Life, we revisit several compelling conversations from the past year in our Best of Seizing Life 2021 compilation episode. The post The Best of Seizing Life 2021 appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:26:16

Infantile Spasms – part 2: The Hope of Research

12/15/2021
This week on Seizing Life® we conclude our two-part episode about infantile spasms (IS) by focusing on the research being conducted to improve understanding, detection, and treatment options for IS. The post Infantile Spasms – part 2: The Hope of Research appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:11:39