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April 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment

New Study is Using AI to Forecast and Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Dogs

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Mayo Clinic and Medtronic have developed a device that uses electrodes implanted in the brain to detect oncoming seizures. The first to try out the new system? None other than man’s best friend.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Benjamin Brinkmann, Dr. Gregory Worrell, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine


August 30, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Care Team, Minnesota Vikings Team Up to Make Young Patient’s Dreams Come True

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Jaren Berg had seizures for three years before he was diagnosed with Long QT syndrome. Thanks to a recommendation by his care team, the young Vikings fan was granted a wish that got him up close and personal with his favorite team.

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Tags: Dr. Bryan Cannon, Dr. Christopher Moir, Dr. Eric Payne, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Dr. Michael Ackerman, epilepsy, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, Long QT syndrome, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Neurology


June 19, 2018 · Leave a Comment

New Treatment Helps Chris White Find New Life, Seizure-Free

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Chris White had dealt with epileptic seizures since birth and feared he would never experience the parts of life many of us take for granted. That changed after he came to Mayo Clinic.  

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Tags: deep brain stimulation, Department of Neurology, Dr. Gregory Worrell, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, Dr. Matt Stead, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, neurosurgery, pediatrics


November 28, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Now Seizure-Free, Mayo Staffer Shares His Epilepsy Story

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Matt Derechin was diagnosed with epilepsy at 19. The seizures that accompany the disorder have often disrupted his life, but a new treatment plan has kept him seizure-free for five years.

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Tags: Dr. William Tatum, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Neurology


October 11, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Pharmacist Shares ‘Life-Changing’ Effects of Epilepsy Surgery to Help Others

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When Sarah Clark was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2001, she assumed she was destined for a lifetime of taking medications to control the seizures caused by the disorder. And for the better part of three years, that’s what happened. Although the epilepsy didn’t interfere with her work, Sarah, a pharmacist at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus, […]

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Tags: Dr Richard Marsh, Dr. Gregory Cascino, epilepsy, Sarah Clark


September 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Writer Intertwines Romance and Epilepsy in Novel Set at Mayo Clinic

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“Shane Jones, junior senator from Colorado, lay in his hospital bed in the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, staring in disbelief at the barrage of doctors and interns assembled in his private room. He could have gone anywhere for medical testing and diagnosis – and had, with no results – but he’d chosen the Mayo […]

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Tags: Dr. Katherine Noe, epilepsy


December 10, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Furry Friend Will Be More Than a Pet for Local Boy Living With Epilepsy

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Two minutes and 50 seconds. It doesn’t sound like much time. But imagine your child wasn’t breathing. Every second would feel like an eternity. Sarah Kappers-Mergen can tell you that from experience. Her 2-year-old son, Adrian, has a type of epilepsy that causes “respiratory restrictions” that “make it much harder to breathe,” she tells the […]

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Tags: Dr Katherin Nickels, epilepsy


February 3, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Looking Forward to a Steady Future

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For the past nine years, Sheri Finstad has lived with uncertainty. Prone to epileptic seizures, Sheri never knew when she would have another seizure or how long each episode might last. “Initially, the seizures were only during my sleep and didn’t have much of an impact. However, over time they became stronger, and I could […]

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Tags: Dr. Cheolsu Shin, Dr. Matt Stead, epilepsy, epileptic seizures, Neurology


August 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Mission: Epilepsy

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While it may not be quite the same thing as the “computational challenge” issued by Netflix in 2009 to find the “best collaborative filtering algorithm” to predict how members would rate the shows they watch, researchers from Mayo Clinic and the  University of Pennsylvania say they are hoping a competition they’re holding via Kaggle.com will […]

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Tags: Dr. Elson So, Dr. Gregory Worrell, epilepsy, research, seizure


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