Epilepsy Center News

When is a Seizure Defined as Epilepsy?

When signals in the brain misfire for whatever reason, the result can be a seizure that can include violent, spastic movements, foaming at the mouth and loss of consciousness. When someone has multiple seizures that are unpredictable, it may be epilepsy. “Epilepsy is characterized by seizures but people can have [...]

Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute to Add ‘Level 4 Epilepsy Center’

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute is preparing to add “Level 4 Epilepsy Center” to its list of designations and achievements, with providers and an operational team tackling the steps required to make that possible. To earn the designation from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, the Ayer Neuroscience Institute must provide a variety [...]

Epilepsy: What Happens After You’re Diagnosed?

Nearly 60,000 people in Connecticut live with epilepsy. There are many different types of epilepsy and seizures — and they can come out of nowhere. Hartford HealthCare epileptologist Dr. Erica Schuyler explains.   Q. What is epilepsy? A: Epilepsy is recurrent, unprovoked seizures – caused by abnormal electrical activity in the [...]

Brain-Protein Study Could Lead To New Epilepsy Drugs

Research identifying the role of a specific protein in the brain in triggering epileptic seizures could spark creation of a new family of medications to help patients with the disease, according to Dr. Gabriel Martz,  director of the Epilepsy Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute. The research, published in [...]

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