Epilepsy

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Dr. Max Gomez: Procedure Offers New Hope To Epilepsy Patients

Three million people in the United States suffer from epilepsy an often disabling brain disorder.

02/17/2014

An illustration of the NeuroPace System epilepsy device. (credit: CBS 2)

Epilepsy Device Could Give Severe Sufferers ‘A Future’

A device that can detect — and prevent — seizures has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, giving hope to some epileptics who have being too scared to leave their homes.

11/25/2013

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N.J. Assembly Passes New Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana For Children

The New Jersey State Assembly on Monday approved a major change to the state’s medical marijuana program, which could permit marijuana in edible form for children.

09/09/2013

Governor Chris Christie addresses state legislators during his State of the State Address on Jan. 8, 2013 in Trenton.

Christie Agrees To Give Kids Easier Access To Medical Marijuana

New Jersey’s governor agreed to allow production of ingestible forms of pot at state-approved dispensaries and to allow dispensaries to grow more than three strains of the drug.

08/16/2013

Vivian Wilson hospitalized after a seizure. Her parents have urged Gov. Chris Christie to sign a measure to allow easier access to medical marijuana for children. (credit: handout)

Christie To Decide By Friday Whether To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill For Kids

A campaign stop to Scotch Plains Wednesday brought a tense exchange between the governor and a dad who just didn’t want to take no for an answer.

08/14/2013

Gagik Hovanessian (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Armenian Man Seizure-Free For First Time Since Childhood

Gagik Hovanessian returned to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset — where he underwent his heart surgery 23 years before — to have two more operations performed on him.

1010 WINS–08/08/2013

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St. Peter’s University Hospital Hosting Epilepsy Event Saturday

Epilepsy has been around since ancient times, but remains challenging, even today.

07/22/2011