International Epilepsy Day… Epilepsy is more than Seizures

By Webmaster|February 7, 2016|Epilepsy Foundation, Epilepsy Info, Events, Real People - Real Stories|

From The International Bureau For Epilepsy Last year was the first year of the official International Epilepsy Day.  Following a successful launch with many activities around the world, we now look forward to International Epilepsy Day 2016. Already we are putting plans in place, with our Photography Competition – Yes, I can! already launched and with a closing date of

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Indiana University School of Medicine Resource Links

By Webmaster|February 4, 2016|Epilepsy Foundation, Epilepsy Info, Resources|

Resource Links Content list was written and belongs to IU School of Medicine. The following links are provided for informational purposes only.  Indiana Epilepsy Services cannot be responsible for the content or accuracy of these websites.  Access Indiana Information Network: www.indianafind.com/Government/Access_Indiana_Information_Network_L7876/ Description: Official web site of the State of Indiana. ACRC of Indiana www.arcind.org/ (317) 977-2375 or (800) 382-9100 Description: Organization established by parents

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Indiana House Bill 1228 – Allow Legal Use of CBD Oil for Intractable Epilepsy Patients

By Webmaster|February 2, 2016|Cannabidiol (CBD), CBD Oil Legislation|

Authored by Rep. Lloyd Arnold. Co-Authored by Rep. William Friend, Rep. Sheila Klinker, Rep. Justin Moed. Allow Legal Use of CBD Oil for Intractable Epilepsy Patients Allows the state seed commissioner to adopt rules ti implement laws concerning industrial hemp. Encourages Indiana University School of Medicine and other state educational institutions to research the use of cannabidiol oil (CBD) from

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Indiana Senate Bill 258 – Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Epilepsy

By Webmaster|February 2, 2016|Cannabidiol (CBD), CBD Oil Legislation, Epilepsy Info|

Authored by Sen. James Tomes. Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Epilepsy Provides that certain prohibitions against granting a license to a grower or handler of industrial hemp do not apply to growers and manufacturers that process cannabidiol (CBD) and meet certain requirements. Requires the state seed commissioner to establish testing standards for CBD. Establishes requirements for facilities and manufacturers that

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GW Pharma Explanation of How CBD Affects Brain Activity

By Webmaster|January 24, 2016|Cannabidiol (CBD)|

Original Article from GWPharm.com Mechanism of Action The Cannabinoid Receptor System Only in the last two decades, a natural cannabinoid receptor system has been discovered in the human body. It is by interacting with these receptors that cannabinoids exert many of their pharmacological effects. The discovery of the cannabinoid receptor system has sparked renewed interest in the therapeutic potential of

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Epilepsy 24/7 Hotline For Support

By Webmaster|January 24, 2016|Epilepsy Foundation, Epilepsy Info|

This content is from The Epilepsy Foundation and they maintain all ownership of it’s content: Visit the original page here. Help • Hope • Support How Can You Contact Us? You can speak with trained information specialists at any time by calling: Our Toll-Free Helpline: 1-800-332-1000 (en Español 1-866-748-8008) Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ASK

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Facts about Seizures and Epilepsy

By Webmaster|January 20, 2016|Epilepsy Foundation, Epilepsy Info|

You can’t swallow your tongue during a seizure. It’s physically impossible. You should NEVER force something into the mouth of someone having a seizure. Absolutely not! Forcing something into the mouth of someone having a seizure is a good way to chip teeth, cut gums, or even break someone’s jaw. The correct first aid is simple. Just gently roll the

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5 Must-Know Facts About Cannabidiol (CBD)

By Webmaster|January 20, 2016|Cannabidiol (CBD)|

CBD, or cannabidiol, is quickly changing the debate surrounding the use of marijuana as a medicine. Most people have heard of a chemical called THC, which is the ingredient in marijuana that gets users high. But recently, attention has shifted to another compound in marijuana called CBD — and for good reason. Because while doctors can’t seem to look past

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