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Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy

What to do about the medical use of marijuana (cannabis) as a potential treatment for a number of neurologic conditions, including epilepsy, is a hotly debated issue. There are legal issues surrounding access to cannabis, as well as a lack of scientific research on the usefulness and safety of marijuana as a treatment for seizures. Additionally,…

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Registration is Open for Springfield Seize the Day!

Register  now for Springfield Seize the Day 5K and 1 Mile Walk.When: April 18, 2015Where: Jordan Valley Park, Springfield, MOCheck in at 8:00 am/run kicks off at 9:00 amAdult timed runner pre-registration: $25/day-of: $30Adult run-for-fun pre-registration: $25/day-of: $30Adult 1-mile walker pre-registration: $25/day-of: $30Child pre-registration: $10/day-of: $15Free t-shirt with all registrations prior to March 31, 2015. Register…

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Nixon Approves CBD Oil Law

The cannabis oil bill is now signed into law in Missouri. The Epilepsy Foundation looks forward to being an integral player in bringing the extract to those children in Missouri who have failed at three or more treatments for seizures. We caution interested parties that the FDA has not approved this approach and not enough…

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Medical Marijuana Scores Small Victory in Congress

Congress approved an amendment last week barring the DOJ from using federal funds to interfere with medical marijuana laws in several states, including Missouri. Several congressmen from the Missouri region backed the measure, which is significant considering the Missouri legislature recently passed a bill allowing the use of hemp extract for children with intractable epilepsy.…

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Imagine a World Without Seizures…

EFMK programs and services are built on three principles: Education, Advocacy and Participation. We strive to provide current and accurate information on epilepsy. We fight for the rights of students living with epilepsy regarding issues in schools and child care centers, like we did for Andrew. Andrew is 5-and-a-half and has been living with epilepsy since…

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Weekly News You Can Use

Every Wednesday, we publish a subscriber-based e-newsletter with bits and pieces of information for our community. We invite you to read this week’s Weekly News You Can Use and, if you enjoy it, please subscribe by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.   Thank you, and happy reading!   Subscribe here.

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Kansas City’s First 5K a Smashing Success!

With 46 teams, 125 individual runners and more than $48K raised, we’d call Seize the Day KC a huge hit! We’d like to thank everyone who came out to support the Foundation in spite of the freezing cold temps. You really showed how much you cared not only about us, but about each other. The…

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Executive Review by Darla Templeton

Many of you have called the office and talked with Kathleen. Many of you have attended an epilepsy program where Kathleen presented. Many of you have received packets of information from Kathleen. Many of you have gathered at the office and discussed your child’s challenges and Kathleen was there for support. Many of you have…

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Thank You for a Wonderful 2013 V.E. Gala

We are happy to announce a new record was set in both event attendance and money raised at the 2013 Victory Over Epilepsy Gala. Attendance increased by 50% and we raised over $32,000 for our education and advocacy programs. We are grateful to everyone who attended this event and look forward to making next year’s…

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Seize the Day 5k Run/Walk St. Louis

The Seize the Day Run/Walk in St. Louis was a huge success. With nearly 70 teams and 1400 participants, we exceeded our fundraising goal by $25,000! Thanks to all who were involved in making this event so successful. Money raised from this events will help fund programs to support people living with epilepsy in Kansas and…

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Epilepsy Symposium

EFMK is proud to host an educational symposium targeted to physicians, nurses and community health advocates. Top medical and public health professionals will present on epilepsy diagnosis, treatment, psychosocial issues, co-occurring conditions, women’s issues, SUDEP and status epilepticus.

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