**Excerpt from CBC News | Thomson Reuters · 


People with the neurological disorder have mortality rates up to three times as high as those without.



People with epilepsy who receive care from specialists may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don't, a University of Calgary study suggests.


For the study, researchers followed more than 23,000 adults with epilepsy for an



 Early Bird Registration for this event has officially closed. If you would like to join us for the Walk for Epilepsy, there will be a $25.00 Registration Fee payable to the Durham Community Foundation on the day of the event!


Please join us for our annual Purple Walk for Epilepsy in partnership with the Durham Community Foundation, 'Walk for your Cause' event.

By walking for epilepsy, you’re sending a powerful message that those just beginning this journey, and to those working hard to live well epilepsy, that they are surrounded by a compassionate community of friends and supporters.



When:                  Sunday, October 20th, 2019



Autism is a neurological disorder involving difficulties relating to and communicating with other persons. Did you know that approximately 1/3 of children with Autism also have Epilepsy and there are many symptom overlaps that make it hard to obtain a diagnosis of both in one child? Children with autism often have abnormal EEGs, as do children with epilepsy, which may add to the difficulty of diagnosing each of these conditions in the same child. Other more detailed tests will often be needed to determine whether the child with autism is also exhibiting abnormal brain wave activity because of epilepsy.


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June 4, 2019


Tegretol/Carbamazepine are being reported in short supply. A summary of various manufacturers/shortage status, as reported by, can be found below.


 Brand Name Packaging Size     Satus           Date Created      Date Updated      Reports      Estimated Resolution Date   
Epic Golf Challenge 2019 Group Photo

 May 30th, 2019


Epilepsy Durham Region's Epic Golf Challenge is back for our 6th year! On May 6th, 2020, we will see 12 teams of four(ish) competed against one another in an EPIC battle of 36 holes, trying to not only end up with the best round of golf, but also to raise the largest amount of pledged money.


If each of our 48 golfers pledges to raise $1,500, our goal of raising $72,000 in support of our Pediatric Management Program & ...

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