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Medical Marijuana Myths

Debunking popular myths related to medical marijuana Myth: All medical marijuana is the same. Fact: All medical marijuana is not the same, and it’s difficult to know what you’re getting. While pharmaceutical-grade CBD is a purified, highly concentrated formulation manufactured under strict safety and effectiveness standards, there are many strains of medical marijuana with varying …

Epilepsy and Genetics

Is Epilepsy Inherited? Heredity (genetics or the physical traits we get from our parents) plays an important role in many cases of epilepsy. For instance, not everyone who has a serious head injury (a clear cause of seizures) will get epilepsy. Those who do develop epilepsy may be more likely to have a history of …

Ketogenic Diets and Childhood Epilepsy

Ketogenic diets for drug‐resistant epilepsy Background Epilepsy is a disorder where recurrent seizures (fits) are caused by abnormal electrical discharges from the brain. In most people seizures can be controlled by one or more antiepileptic medicines, but seizures may not be helped by these medicines after a while (called drug‐resistant epilepsy). For people who have …