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Kauffman Sketchbook - "The Wizard of Fundz" - YouTube

Kauffman Sketchbook 25 Slava Rubin, founder and chief executive of Indiegogo, offers advice for running a successful online crowdfunding campaign.
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Once Thought to Be Caused By Demons, What Do We Know About Epilepsy Today?

Once Thought to Be Caused By Demons, What Do We Know About Epilepsy Today? | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Historically, people with epilepsy were thought to be possessed by demons. Research has come a long way since then, but epilepsy remains mysterious. The
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GW Pharmaceuticals Reports on Cannabinoid Epilepsy Treatment

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It is noteworthy that, of the patients who have responded to Epidiolex, a high proportion show a reduction in seizure frequency of greater than 50% and a portion of these patients were reported to be seizure-free at the end of 12 weeks of treatment,” stated Justin Gover, GW’s Chief Executive Officer. 

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NorthernTool (NorthernTool) on Twitter

NorthernTool (NorthernTool) on Twitter | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
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The EpilepsyFdn account was followed by Northern Tool + Equipment yesterday...maybe a sponsor or donor can come from it?

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Local family supports Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA

Local family supports Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
PUTNEYVILLE – From 5K runs to hoagie sales, a local family has done just about everything to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania.
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Microsoft Uses Kinect to Create Epilepsy Night Seizure Monitor

Microsoft Uses Kinect to Create Epilepsy Night Seizure Monitor | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Kinect for Windows v2 sensor has again been used for a very innovative technology that can act as a night seizure monitor and can obs...
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Medical marijuana in Florida: ‘Lite’ likely, broader plan...

Medical marijuana in Florida: ‘Lite’ likely, broader plan... | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
With Gov. Rick Scott poised to legalize one strain of medical marijuana, a larger political fight is unfolding over a more sweeping measure going before Florida voters in November.
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Child with epilepsy finds relief with surprising treatment

Child with epilepsy finds relief with surprising treatment | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it

Lee's research led him to an unconventional over-the-counter treatment -- nicotine patches.

"There may be some lack of nicotine function. Maybe we should supply," Lee said.

Lee said everyone has nicotine in their body, and Karen has a deficiency. He tested different doses and found 1/16th of a patch does the trick.

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Nicotine patch as treatment in Central Florida

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Former Kan family still hopeful medical marijuana will help son with epilepsy

Former Kan family still hopeful medical marijuana will help son with epilepsy | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
By Jim McLean KHI News Service MANITOU SPRINGS, COLO. — Ryan and Kathy Reed celebrated their son Otis’ third birthday last week hoping that better days are ahead for him in the family’s new Colorad...
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Family reports that Otis still has same number of seizures each day, but he is sleeping 4-6 hours now instead of 2 after starting on CBD from CO in early May.

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NC House committee approves medicinal cannabis oil

NC House committee approves medicinal cannabis oil | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
The bill would allow hemp oil extract taken from a marijuana plant to treat intractable epilepsy, a seizure disorder unresponsive to three or more treatment options.
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NC CBD bill passes House committee after one-day delay.

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Pot Scientists Brace for Marijuana Meltdown as Laws Ease

The only marijuana available for research in the U.S. is locked down by federal regulators who are more focused on studies to keep people off the drug than helping researchers learn how it might be beneficial. Marijuana is a trend that "will peak like tobacco then people will see their error," said Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which serves as the gatekeeper for U.S. marijuana research through its oversight of a pot farm that grows the only plants that can be used in clinical trials. Meanwhile, marijuana advocates say NIDA's control over research has made almost impossible their ability to test the drug against ailments such as pain, cancer-related nausea and epilepsy. 

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LA: Hotel refuses reservations for family with service dog

LA: Hotel refuses reservations for family with service dog | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
A family from North Carolina booked a one-night hotel stay in Baton Rouge, but were told to go somewhere else because they were bringing a service animal to help their son. The mother says they've never had that kind of treatment, especially since it's a violation of the law.
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Camp Oz Caters To Kids With Epilepsy - CBS Minnesota

Camp Oz Caters To Kids With Epilepsy - CBS Minnesota | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Camp Oz on the shores of the St. Croix River may seem like your typical camp complete with cabins, a camp counselor's office, a mess hall, and volleyball and basketball courts. But at Camp Oz most of the children have something in common -- they suffer from seizures, and some have epilepsy.
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Westborough, MA father honored with national ‘All-Star’ Dad Award

Westborough, MA father honored with national ‘All-Star’ Dad Award | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Westborough - Father of four Robert Reid was honored with the 2014 “All-Star” Dad Award at the 73rd annual Father of the Year Awards luncheon June 4 at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. The national award recognizes a special dad who embodies the values of fatherhood, and serves as a model of dedication, leadership and service to both his own children and his community.
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Reid’s passion in the neurology field is driven by his daughter Olivia, who has had intellectual and executive functioning disabilities due to epilepsy since she was a year old. Olivia’s disability also fueled Reid’s involvement with the Special Olympics of Massachusetts (SOMA). He has coached the Westborough Special Olympics swim team for the past 11 years (even after Olivia could no longer participate), working with over 100 swimmers. He recently attended the SOMA summer games at Boston University. Reid has not only volunteered as a swim coach, walked in local and national Epilepsy Foundation relays and participated in multiple fundraising efforts, he has done much more.

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MN Daycare lemonade stand fights epilepsy one sip at a time

MN Daycare lemonade stand fights epilepsy one sip at a time | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
On a sunny Monday morning, a group of kids is gathered around a tree, rear ends pointed barkward, tongues stuck out and raspberry noises sputtering from their mouth.
Possibly this fake flatulence is directed at a spider sitting on the tree. Possibly they’re directed at the tree itself. Either way,...
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Courtagen Life Sciences Announces Partnership with Seizure Tracker to Better Understand Relationships Between Genetics, Seizure Activity and Anti-epileptic Treatments | FreshNews.com

Courtagen Life Sciences Announces Partnership with Seizure Tracker to Better Understand Relationships Between Genetics, Seizure Activity and Anti-epileptic Treatments | FreshNews.com | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
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Fairfax, Frederick moms lobby feds for medical marijuana for kids with epilepsy

Fairfax, Frederick moms lobby feds for medical marijuana for kids with epilepsy | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Many new developments in families' fight for cannabis oil including promising tests, Congressional pushes.
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Two moms are heavily lobbying, including a conference call with FDA, NIDA, and ONDCP this week

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New York lawmakers agree on medical marijuana | News Talk 980 CJME

New York lawmakers agree on medical marijuana | News Talk 980 CJME | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
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Marijuana could be prescribed for at least 10 diseases — including epilepsy, AIDS, ALS and neuropathy — under the direction of the state's health department. The health commissioner would be able to add more illnesses. If approved by the Legislature, the bill would allow the program to start in as soon as 18 months and would allow a governor to terminate it under advice from the health department or law enforcement.

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Tweet from @wgrzMichael

Sources: med #marijuana pgrm takes effect in 18 months. I hope an Albany reporter will ask WHY! Long wait for those who need now! @WGRZ
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Buffalo reporter who has covered CBD for epilepsy 

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Toddler has brain surgery to stop seizures

Toddler has brain surgery to stop seizures | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
A harrowing medical decision for the parents of a local toddler. They agreed to surgery to remove parts of their daughter's brain, to spare her from damaging seizures.
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Weed the People Movie Looks at Children, Cancer and Cannabis Medicine

Weed the People Movie Looks at Children, Cancer and Cannabis Medicine | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
What would you do if your child had a disease or condition that mainstream medicine couldn't cure? What if you found a medicine that could help your child, but it wasn't legal or commonly accepted as mainstream medicine? Would you break the law to sa...
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passing reference to epilepsy in article about Ricki Lake's documentary on CBD

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Cannabis supporters push for medical marijuana in KY

Cannabis supporters push for medical marijuana in KY | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Some sympathetic lawmakers warned proponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky that their rhetoric sometimes isn't helpful during a legisla
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Update on KY CBD bill included in article about hearing on medical marijuana

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Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill to appear in Argyle next week on behalf of epilepsy research

Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill to appear in Argyle next week on behalf of epilepsy research | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
As Minnesota’s football coach, Jerry Kill wants to visit all parts of the Gopher state.

Kill will see some of the northwest part of the state Monday when he visits Argyle during Jerrysota Day — an event that promotes Gopher football. But his visit has another goal — raising awareness...
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Danny Did Foundation Partners with SmartWatch

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The Danny Did Foundation (DDF) today announced a $50,000 grant to test the SmartWatch®, a wristwatch device that provides mobile monitoring for seizure activity. The testing will be conducted among children, teenagers and adults at four leading epilepsy centers across the United States.

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