epilepsy

How seizures can kill people with epilepsy in their sleep

Twenty-year-old Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce died from "sudden unexpected death in epilepsy," according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. While rare, the tragedy has shined a light on a devastating reality: Each year, about 1 in 1,000 people with epilepsy sud

What is epilepsy? Here are some key facts

More than 3.4 million people in the United States are diagnosed with epilepsy, but researchers struggle to fully understand the spectrum of neurological disorders and its causes.

Amid seizures, man sketched his 'beautiful' hallucinations

At first, he would see a colorful circle. It would grow a shimmering, flashing tail "dripping" down, which he compared to fireworks. "It's beautiful!" he said of one of these episodes -- but they gave him headaches, blinded him when they occurred and left a visual deficit in the right field of his vision for minutes after they subsided.

"Lily's Luau" provides respite from cold

Event raises money for epilepsy research at UW

Around 700 people took a much-needed break the cold on Saturday night to at least pretend they were in more tropic climes by attending a luau.