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Please click on the news links below to view some of the health care news from Florida Epilepsy Center.

Local Teen is Tumor and Seizure Free

Madison Blackmon was a healthy and active 14-year-old girl. She earned straight A’s in school and played three sports before she started feeling strange. Madison describes feeling what she believed were anxiety attacks and extreme exhaustion. When she started losing focus during conversations, apparently drifting off, her parents realized it was time to see the doctor and she was diagnosed with epilepsy. Read more about Madison’s diagnosis, treatment and inspiring road to recovery here!

Second Opinion Gives Baby Second Chance

Ingrid Moya offers a powerful message to mothers everywhere, when it comes to your baby’s health, trust your maternal instincts. This mother of four’s intuition brought her to the Florida Epilepsy Center for a second opinion and she found a second chance for her baby to lead a seizure free life. Read more of her inspiring story and this once in a lifetime case here!

Supporting Adults and Children With Epilepsy

Florida Epilepsy Center is proud to have participated in 2015’s Central Florida Epilepsy Walk on Saturday May 9th. This annual 5k is hosted by the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida (EACF) and took place at Cypress Grove Park. This event has no registration fee to walk and all donations support the EACF's mission to help adults and children with epilepsy to improve their quality of life.

Florida Epilepsy Center Teams Up for the 2014 Central Florida Epilepsy Walk

Florida Epilepsy Center is participating in the 2014 Central Florida Epilepsy Walk put on by The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida. The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida is a 100% local, IRS recognized not-for-profit, organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons affected by epilepsy.

Child lives seizure-free after brain surgery

For all of his life, 12-year-old Evan Kopach of Palm Coast lived with an extremely rare case of epilepsy, and for some time, suffered from seizures every day. That was until Dr. Ki Hyeong Lee, neurologist, epileptologist and medical director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Florida Hospital for Children, intervened and radically changed the lives of Evan and his family forever.

Baby Joscelyn Dempsey’s Brain Surgery Story

Over a 12 month period between 2012 and 2013, Joscelyn underwent five radical brain surgeries during which epilepsy specialists and surgeons from Florida Epilepsy Center operated on her skull and removed almost the entire left side of her brain.

New Brain Mapping Technology (MEG) at Florida Hospital

Patients at Florida Epilepsy Center will now have access to advanced brain mapping technology, also called magnetoencephalography (MEG). This incisionless and pain free procedure allows physicians to precisely target irregularities due to epilepsy and other conditions.

Dr. Ki Hyeong Lee to Speak at Korean Epilepsy Congress 2013

As Medical Director of the pediatric epilepsy program at Florida Hospital for Children, Dr. Ki Lee is no stranger to leading discussions on the advancement of treatment for children with a multitude of epileptic conditions. This year, Dr. Lee has been invited to the Korean Epilepsy Congress 2013, to be held in Seoul, Korea from June 13 to June 15, 2013.

Advances In Neuroscience Research (Anr) Symposium

Together with MEG center at Florida Hospital, Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center and Center for Pediatric Research, Florida Hospital for Children proudly presents the Advances In Neuroscience Research (Anr) Symposium.

Florida Hospital for Children Receives Highest Designation for Epilepsy Care

In less than one year since its inception, the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Florida Hospital for Children has been awarded the designation of a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, which is the highest designation for epilepsy centers in the nation. This major award marks a major step forward in medical care for the children of Central Florida.

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