Live Stream the Iowa Seizure Smart Conference

Every year, the Epilepsy Foundation – Iowa hosts the Seizure Smart Conference, bringing together some of the most brilliant minds in the fields of epilepsy medicine, research, resources and technology to share knowledge with those affected by epilepsy. And for the first time, you can even register for remote participation from a computer anywhere if you’re unable to make […]

New Book for Teens and Adults on Living with Epilepsy

Dr. David Spencer, professor of neurology at Oregon Health Science University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, has released a new book for adolescents and adults to help them deal with the trials of life with epilepsy. Navigating Life with Epilepsy is a new book available October 3 that provides helpful information about epilepsy and seizures. Dr. Spencer’s new […]

Upcoming Events – Sign Up Now!

Looking for ways to get involved? It’s a busy spring for the Epilepsy Foundation – Iowa! Here are just a few of the upcoming events – and YOU are invited! 1.)    Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9 – 11 AM at Climb Iowa, 3605 SE Miehe Drive, Grimes, Iowa http://www.climbiowa.com/programs/groups/adult/ We will be climbing and […]

How Do You Describe Your Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition of the brain causing seizures. When someone has two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy. It can be hard to explain what it’s like to someone who doesn’t live with this condition. The Mighty, an online resource for people affected by a host of conditions,  invited people affected by epilepsy […]

Teens With Epilepsy Have a Voice!

The Epilepsy Foundation promotes advocacy on all levels, including teens. The Epilepsy Foundation’s “Teens Speak Up!” program is a wonderful opportunity to teach young men and women living with epilepsy that what they have to say is important and that they have a voice. I have been exceptionally lucky to participate in this program. It was an […]

How Do You Tell Your Friends You Have Epilepsy?

Through my years of personal experience with epilepsy, I have had many encounters with friends and loved ones. After my diagnosis with epilepsy I could feel an ever growing distance between my friends and family. I became socially introverted and didn’t know how to tell my friends about my condition. So, for the first month […]