Neurology

How to Manage Epilepsy

Author: Kathleen Bryant, Phoenix Pharmacy Manager  Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition characterized by a long-term risk of recurrent seizures, which are short, sudden changes in normal brain activity. They usually affect how a person appears or acts, and can cause a person to shake, fall and/or lose awareness of one’s surroundings. They can last…

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Managing Childhood Epilepsy Syndromes

Author: Melinda Hargrove, Houston Pharmacy Manager One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy during their lifetime, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. However, even though epilepsy is a relatively common diagnosis, it affects everyone differently. Seizures are unique. Someone experiencing a seizure may be visibly shaking or stiff and rigid. Epilepsy is a broad term to…

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Managing Your Migraines This Fall

Author: Jennifer Howder, Clinical Pharmacist  Each person has unique migraine triggers. It can be hard to figure out what’s causing your migraine attacks, especially since triggers can change with the seasons. Learn more about potential fall migraine triggers, and try these helpful tips to get your migraines under control. Fall Weather and Migraines Barometric pressure,…

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Staying Cool with MS | 7 Tips to Beat the Heat

By: Maggie Lee, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist Summer is here and if you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may not be welcoming the warm weather. People with MS know firsthand how heat can worsen symptoms. If that isn’t already troubling, MS can make you sensitive to changes in temperature. This intolerance to heat happens because the…

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