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Quick Links Newsletter N° 13 | March, 2014

1- Ketogenic Diet for the Treatment of Epilepsy - Feature article
2- Epilepsy Stars - Daniela and Lulu
3- Travel Scholarships for persons with epilepsy who wanted to walk in DC for epilepsy
4- Epilepsy Survey Results: People Don't Die From Epilepsy?
5- The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) continues to grow.
6- Our epilepsy specialists in New York and New Jersey have been actively working in 2014
7- Stay Tuned for Upcoming Epilepsy Events

 

Ketogenic Diet for the Treatment of Epilepsy - Feature article

For this edition of the newsletter, Sloka Iyengar sat down with Angela Samuels – the staff nutritionist at Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) to learn more about the ketogenic diet for the treatment of epilepsy. Our ketogenic specialist explained how the ketogenic diet was discovered, how it works, if there are certain epilepsy patients that can benefit more from it, the success rate as well as risks to keep in mind.

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Epilepsy Stars - Daniela and Lulu
Epilepsy Stars - Daniela and Lulu

A shining epilepsy star mom sat down with us this issue to tell us about her life and her family's life with epilepsy as well as how they are all pitching in together to face epilepsy head on.  As you will see when you read the article, "epilepsy picked the wrong mom to mess with".

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Travel Scholarships for persons with epilepsy who wanted to walk in DC for epilepsy
Travel Scholarships for persons with epilepsy who wanted to walk in DC for epilepsy

The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group donated several thousands of dollars to the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ, Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut and the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern NY.  This donation became the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Travel Fund that is granted to persons with epilepsy to help with the high costs of traveling to Washington DC (transportation, hotel, food).  

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Epilepsy Survey Results: People Don't Die From Epilepsy?
Epilepsy Survey Results: People Don't Die From Epilepsy?

There are many misconceptions and much ignorance still persists about epilepsy.  One of these misconceptions is that epilepsy is now perfectly curable with all the new medications that exist and that it is not dangerous to have epilepsy.  However, this is not fully true and there are some very important facts that must be understood about epilepsy and its risks.

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The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) continues to grow.
The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) continues to grow.

NEREG is quite a unique epilepsy program in that it is a multi-site practice in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut that offers unique services and comprehensive care to children and adults with epilepsy. All in all, NEREG has 9 outpatient offices in New York State extending all the way from Staten Island in the south to Middletown and Fishkill in the North.  It has seven outpatient offices in New Jersey ranging from Hackensack all the way to Plainsboro. And last but not least, NEREG opened an office several years ago in Stamford, CT to provide care for our neighboring state of CT. The philosophy has always been to take the medical team to the patients’ hometowns rather than expecting the patient to travel long distances to see the doctor.

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Our epilepsy specialists in New York and New Jersey have been actively working in 2014
Our epilepsy specialists in New York and New Jersey have been actively working in 2014

In 2013 and 2014, our epilepsy specialists including epileptologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and social workers have been working steadily to educate the public and other health professionals through epilepsy webinars, a major sympposium on epilepsy diagnosis and treatment and publishing books/articles. 

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Support Groups

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Our support groups are back up and running through September 2013 to June 2014!

ADULTS WITH EPILEPSY & THEIR CAREGIVERS

1st Thursday of every month - 6:30 pm
White Plains Hospital Centennial Room
Davis Avenue & East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601

3rd Wednesday of every month - 6:30 pm
Hackensack University Medical Center
20 Prospect Avenue - Suite 800
Main Conference Room
Hackensack, NJ 07601

1st Tuesday of every month - 6:00 pm
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Conference Room #5
Jersey City, NJ 07302

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
212-661-7460, option 5
lmyers@epilepsygroup.com

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Stay Tuned for Upcoming Epilepsy Events
Stay Tuned for Upcoming Epilepsy Events

1) NEREG will have several teams participating in Epilepsy Walks in 2014.
a. Walk for a Brighter Tomorrow in Seaside Heights, NJ
b. Stroll for Epilepsy in Northeast NY 

2) NEREG will be organizing multiple patient education programs this upcoming year in association (at some of these) with the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ, Epilepsy Foundation of Southern NY, Lenox Gastaut Foundation, and Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance 

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Launched in 1998, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) is a multi-site practice in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut that offers unique services and comprehensive care to children and adults with epilepsy. NEREG provides state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures, 24/7 patient service, highly skilled and experienced practitioners, and exceptional specialty programs designed to cover a broad range of health care needs in each epilepsy patient. NEREG consists of seventeen board-certified epilepsy specialists with fellowship training in adult and childhood epilepsy, as well as many other highly skilled health care providers including pediatric/adult neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, epilepsy nurse practitioners, a specially trained nutritionist and epilepsy advocates.

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