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Articles on Epilepsy

Inauguration of Sanvedana’s new branch in Ahamednagar
Sanvedana foundation started its new branch at Ahmednagar on 6th September 2009. Dr. Ravindra Somani and his wife Mrs. Nanda Somani announced the inauguration of three self help groups for Epilepsy, Paralysis, and Migraine.
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5th Anniversary of Sanvedana Foundation
Sanvedana Foundation the epilepsy support group from Pune completed five years on 22nd Feb 09. We took this opportunity to take a pause, to look at work done till now, to plan for the future and reach out to the society. Sanvedana’s anniversary celebrations were held on 7th March 09, at S. M. Joshi hall, Pune. read more…

Epilepsy Matrimonial Meet
We feel we are on the right path when we hear Dr. Divate, senior neurologist, remark: “How times have changed! I am so happy to see a banner on a busy main road of Pune, mentioning a matrimonial meet especially for those afflicted by epilepsy.” read more…

Dene Samajache (Reaching to the society)
In October 2008, Sanvedana got an opportunity to participate in the famous exhibition: Dene Samajache. This exhibition is arranged by the institute, Artistry. Artistry is always in search of NGOs in Pune which work on no profit–no loss basis. read more…

Sanvedana’s 1st Anniversary
A small deed done is greater than a thousand deeds planned. And when such a good deed is successful and helpful to beautify peoples’ lives, there is nothing like it. Our Sanvedana family had a similar experience on 20th of March 2005, when we had all gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of Sanvedana. read more…

Singapore Epilepsy Congress
On the fine morning of 7th July 2007, Yashoda Wakankar and Radhika Deshpande from Pune, the trustees of Sanvedana Foundation were in the ‘Suntec City International Convention Centre’, for the symposium for people with epilepsy and their carers. read more…

Sports and Epilepsy
Serious injuries to people with epilepsy rarely occur during participation in sports. Believe it or not, the bathroom is much more dangerous to a teen with epilepsy than a foot ball player or a cricketer. Because epilepsy affects each person differently, however, the approach must be on a case–by–case basis. read more…

Epilepsy and Sex
I have been newly diagnosed with epilepsy two weeks ago. I am happily married and have been for 18 years. I am female and 36 years old. I know my neurologist and also my internal medicine doctor personally, and am embarrassed to ask this question. read more…

Standby Medicine to stop Seizures
Some people with epilepsy are prescribed a medicine that a relative or friend can administer in emergencies to stop a prolonged seizure. In most people with epilepsy, seizures do not last more than a few minutes. However, in some cases a seizure lasts longer, and medicine can be used to stop it. A doctor or nurse should give instruction on how and when to administer the medicine. read more…

Common Myths and Misunderstandings about Epilepsy
Even though medical progress has brought normal living within majority of people with epilepsy, the public’s reluctance to part with the myths and misconceptions of the past still pose a major problem. read more…

Anti–epileptic Drugs and Pregnancy
There is a small but definite risk of malformations of infants of mothers treated with anti–epileptic drugs during pregnancy. On the other hand, there is an undoubted risk to the unborn child if tonic–clonic seizures are not controlled, for these may cause temporary lack of oxygen. read more…