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UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:16 a.m.

FDA-approved cannabis treatment provides new treatment options for some epileptics

FDA approval of a new cannabis-based epilepsy drug may open the doors for more treatments.


Brain surgery helps Cheney High graduate put seizures in the rear view

Less than a year after he was diagnosed with epilepsy, Casey Schorr learned he might have an option beyond medication: brain surgery.


Parents balancing medical needs against current laws

Ryan Day has never used cannabis in his life.


Marijuana extract sharply cuts seizures in severe form of epilepsy

An oil derived from the marijuana plant sharply reduces violent seizures in young people suffering from a rare, severe form of epilepsy, according to a study published Wednesday that gives …


Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for …


Public health education on epilepsy-related death prevention remains inadequate, experts say

In a recent editorial in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, a group of experts sounded the alarm on what they call a greatly underestimated problem. “Despite …


Four Idaho kids have qualified to take marijuana-derived epilepsy drug

Four Idaho children are now taking a drug derived from marijuana to treat severe epilepsy under a limited state program, Idaho lawmakers learned Monday, and 18 more kids are being …


Doug Clark: Amy Biviano takes up fight against epilepsy

One October night during her 2014 campaign for Spokane County treasurer, Amy Biviano began to feel the telltale sensations of a seizure coming on. The timing couldn’t have sucked more.


Event advances epilepsy profile, research

Most residents know lilac is Spokane’s color. But most probably don’t know that lilac or purple is also the color of epilepsy awareness. Chris Engle knows. Engle was diagnosed with …


Judge gives burglar maximum sentence

Testifying as a victim, a federal judge Wednesday explained how a prolific South Hill burglar traumatized his family, forcing him night after night to explain to his young children that …


Girl undergoes brain surgery

So many things can happen to kids as they grow up. They fall out of trees. They get chicken pox and blisters and hit in the head with balls. They …


Girl undergoes brain surgery

So many things can happen to kids as they grow up. They fall out of trees. They get chicken pox and blisters and hit in the head with balls. They …


Epilepsy medicine can hamper sex life

Q. Does Topamax cause complete lack of sexual desire? And I do mean complete! A. Topamax (topiramate) is prescribed for epilepsy, but it also is used to prevent migraine headaches. …