Summer is here and time for vacations! Does having epilepsy or having a child or family member with epilepsy alter your plans? For the majority of people, living with epilepsy shouldn't change vacation plans, but some forethought and planning may be needed. For people with uncontrolled seizures, the planning should be more deliberate. Where you go, how you get there, and what types of activities you plan need to consider the risks of living with epilepsy. Vacation locations will depend on how easily you can get there if you don't drive and on the availability of transportation once you arrive at your destination.


Take a look at Traveling with Epilepsy as you plan your vacation time. Make sure to remember :


  • Take enough seizure medication to last for longer than you plan to be away
  • Take a list of seizure medications, your doctor's name and office number, pharmacy phone number and any other contact info you may need if

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Book your In-service Presentation Today - With the generous funding of Green Shield Canada Epilepsy Durham Region is happy to announce our Seniors Presentations available to all Seniors Centres and Retirement Residences in the Durham Region. All you have to do is download the Registration Form below, complete it, and return to Jessica by fax (905)-430-3080 or e-mail clientservices@epilepsydurham. With seniors and children representing 60% of new epilepsy diagnoses, we are looking forward to increasing education and understanding in our senior populations.




Wednesday, March 26th, Purple Day 2014 was a great success thank you to the participation and generosity of schools, day-care centres, businesses and City Council Members throughout the community. Together we stood strong, wore our PURPLE best and helped to generate awareness in Durham Region.


Thank you to the following schools for your participation:


Beaverton Public School

Birch Cliff Public School

Brock High School

Carruther's Creek Public School

Chris Hadfield Public School

Good Shepherd CES

Harmony Heights Public School

Henry Street High School

Jack Miner Public School

Monsignor Paul Dwyer C.H.S

Quaker Village Public School

Sinclair Secondary School

Sir John A. Macdonald Public School

Sir Samuel Steele Public School

St. Theresa C.S.

St. Mary

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Canada is facing a major drug shortage problem and authorities must do more to notify patients when supplies of the medications they rely on are dwindling, as well as investigate the causes of the shortages, says the president of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti.


Read more about his interview below as he appeared on Canada AM, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

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