Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain characterized by repeated seizures. A seizure is usually defined as a sudden alteration of behavior due to a temporary change in the electrical functioning of the brain. Normally, the brain continuously generates tiny electrical impulses in an orderly pattern. These impulses travel along neuronsContinue Reading

What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a problem in the brain that causes reoccurring seizures that happen without warning. A seizure is like an “electrical storm” in the brain. During a seizure, the normal pattern of activity in the brain is temporarily disturbed and brain cells begin to fire abnormally. Having aContinue Reading

Imagine a prescription medication that relieves pain just as well as narcotics like Oxycontin, but isn’t addictive. Too good to be true? Turns out, yes. For years, that was the case with Tramadol, a synthetic opioid drug that was released in 1995 under the brand name Ultram to great expectations. This newContinue Reading