Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Need Insurance? It's Utah PCN Open Enrollment time!

The Utah Primary Care Network is offering Open Enrollment this month from November 8th to November 22nd. Any uninsured adult between the age of 19 and 64 may qualify for coverage.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Seizure First Aid

It's one of the most frightening medical attacks and it strikes 1 in 10 people during their lifetime. Would you know what to do if a seizure affected...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Anti-Cholesterol Drugs Could Help Stave Off Seizures: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health Research

Anti-Cholesterol Drugs Could Help Stave Off Seizures: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health Research

Artilepsy Opening

The EAU and UofU Clinical Neurosciences Department are please to extend an invitation to all of the Artilpesy Artists and EAU members to attend the Grand Opening of the Artilpesy Exhibit at the UofU.

Where: Clinical Neuroscience Building
175N Medical Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Date: Friday, November 5th
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Awards will be given out at 6:30 PM

RSVP to Yvette.Robinson@hsc.utah.edu

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Artilepsy and Kris on KUED

Apologies in advance for the buzzing.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Artilepsy Exhibit

The Epilepsy Association of Utah and the University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center present Artilepsy, an exhibition of original artwork, photography and home crafts by people of all ages living with Epilepsy. This event illustrates the profound effect that epilepsy can have on human life and the courage, humor and imagination many show in facing it.

The exhibit opens on Nov 6 and runs through Dec 22.


8:00 am to 5:00 pm

There will be an opportunity to learn more about the Epilepsy Association of Utah (EAU) as well as become involved with advocacy and support of those who struggle with Epilepsy.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

EAU Annual Conference

Years ago, every Saturday morning, children everywhere were glued to their television sets, transfixed by Scooby Doo and his latest mischievous mystery. Not much has changed for some of those children, mysteries still abound, only there is no talking dog around to solve the puzzle.

On Saturday November 6th, The EAU and University of Utah will attempt to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding Epilepsy. Whether you are newly diagnosed with Epilepsy or have been living with it for decades, this Saturday is designed to help you and your loved ones become better acquainted with the latest diagnostic tools, pharmacology treatments and surgical updates.

Scheduled speakers will include:

Awais Riaz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Utah
Pegah Afra, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Utah
Paul House, MD, Assistan Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah
Francis Filloux, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Utah
H. Steve White, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Utah
Kris Hansen, President, Epilepsy Association of Utah

Please join us for this free conference.

Saturday November 6th, 2010
Clinical Neurosciences Building
Auditorium, Level 1
175 N Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Monday, October 11, 2010

Primary Care Enrollment

Utah’s Primary Care Network (PCN) will open enrollment November 8 - 22. PCN is a primary preventive health coverage plan for uninsured adults. Benefits include primary care physician services, prescriptions, dental services, eye exams, birth control, and general preventive services.

Since May 2010, PCN has been closed for enrollment and has not accepted new applications. Beginning November 8 through November 22, all uninsured Utah adults may apply online, by mail, or in person to receive primary health care.

For more information or to apply, call 1-888-222-2542 or visit www.health.utah.gov/pcn.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Caregiver Support

Come meet EAU President, Kris Hansen, who will be speaking at The Family to Family Network Daytime Meeting on Thursday September 16th 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Utah Parent Center Conference Room.

She will be speaking about "CAREGIVER SUPPORT" for parents of children with disabilities. Admission is free.

Utah Parent Conference Center
2290 E 4500 S Ste 110
Salt Lake City

Thursday, September 16
10:00am to 12:00noon

Utah Parent Center

Sunday, September 5, 2010


The Epilepsy Association of Utah and the University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center present Artilepsy, an exhibition of original artwork, photography and home crafts by people of all ages living with Epilepsy. This evening illustrates the profound effect that epilepsy can have on human life and the courage, humor and imagination many show in facing it.

Entry forms can be found here.

Letters will be mailed throughout Utah inviting people to submit their original artwork to The Epilepsy Association of Utah by October 1st. If you would like to help spread the word, contact the EAU at (801) 566-5949.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

MedFly: Adults and Kids Harmed by CT Scans

MedFly: Adults and Kids Harmed by CT Scans: "Radiation overdoses in both adults and children from computed tomography (CT) scans have lead to a lot of worry and finger-pointing in the n..."

Surgery alleviates epilepsy seizures for 8 yr old

Surgery alleviates epilepsy seizures for 8 yr old

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Talk About It!

"Talk About It.org created by Greg Grunberg (star of the upcoming NBC Series
LOVE BITES, and best-known for HEROES, ALIAS and FELICITY) and in collaboration
with the Epilepsy Foundation unites Hollywood celebrities and top health care experts to end the misperceptions and misunderstanding about epilepsy and seizure disorders. "

Thank you Greg and all those who helped spread the word about Epilepsy. Slowly and surely...coming out of the shadows.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Film helps viewers 'experience' effects of epilepsy

LAWRENCE — Three University of Kansas professors have collaborated on a film that uses symphonic music to help viewers “experience” an epileptic seizure and see how disruptive a seizure is to the brain’s normal functions. They hope their film will help to educate the public about epilepsy.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Name the Exhibit - Win Food!

“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.” – Marc Chagall

The Epilepsy Association of Utah, in partnership with the University of Utah, are pleased to announce the creation of an annual art exhibit featuring the works of people living with Epilepsy.

The Association needs your help to name the Exhibit. The winning entry will be chosen by The Association and the author will receive a 20$ gift card to Madeline’s Restaurant.

Help us make a beautiful impression.

Entries will be accepted on The EAU Facebook Page, Twitter or by email: info@epilepsyut.org.

Details on artwork submission will follow.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thank You!

The Yard Sale at Madeline's was a big success! Thank you to everyone who participated. We had a great turnout and fabulous donations.

A special thanks to Adam and his family for hosting this event and for providing such wonderful support!

We talked to many people about Epilepsy and made a few new friends. Again, a great thanks to all who helped!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mapping the brain for a more successful surgery

This is available, upon referral, at the University of Utah.
Mapping the brain for a more successful surgery

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Practical Fact: Ask your doctor if there are any cold pills, fever medicines or other drug-store products that you should not use because you take epilepsy medicine. Antihistamines are known to lower the threshold for some people with seizures.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Pennies from heaven

Sometimes, the simple things are the best:

"A Penny For Your Thoughts" - here's my thoughts - Please join me and let's save as many pennies as possible for 10 weeks during the summer:

From Sunday June 13, 2010 to Sunday August 22, 2010.
(Of course, I promise I won't tell if you start saving your pennies early!)

After Sunday August 22, 2010 please donate your penny collection to your local Epilepsy Organization or another volunteer organization of your choice that is working hard in your community to help people with epilepsy, sudep, and other issues related to seizure disorders. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
**If you have a large collection of pennies please try to roll them prior to presenting your donation.

If you would like to join us in this event please check it out at Epilepsy Awareness 2009 on Facebook. There will also be a place on the Facebook site listed under "Discussions" after the event if anyone would like to post any details of their participation; name, amount of donation, organization they donated to.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments please forward them to me at epilepsyhppresident@hotmail.com

Tracey Alderson, Administrator, Epilepsy Awareness 2009

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Executive Director Job Opening

Executive Director- Epilepsy Association of Utah a 501(c)(3) charity is seeking a part-time Executive Director to oversee the day-to-day operations of our volunteer based program. Qualified candidates will have an advanced degree and/or a min 4 years proven track record of program management, grant writing, and funding development. Candidate needs to be organized, detail-oriented person with strong computer and communication skills. Candidate will manage an office located in West Jordan, Ut. Candidate must be an effective leader with the ability to build & maintain relationships with organizations & agencies across the entire state. This position will report directly to a Board of Directors and work to maintain the strategic vision of the organization. Send resume and cover letter, including referrences to: Kris at kris@epilepsyut.org or by mail at EAU 1995 West 9000 South Level B West Jordan, UT 84088.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Yard Sale!

On June 5th Madeline's Restaurant in South Jordan will be hosting a Yard Sale Fundraiser for the EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF UTAH.

The Yard Sale will be held in front of the restaurant at 1133 West South Jordan Pkwy (10600 South) and will run from 8am to 2pm.

If you have anything you would like to donate, please bring it by the restaurant anytime.

As a thank you, Madeline's will be giving away a free dessert or appetizer for every donation made.

Thank you to Adam and Madeline's Restaurant for putting this together!

Madeline's Restaurant
Yard Sale
June 5th
8am - 2pm
1133 W. South Jordan Pkwy (10600 S)

Fun Fact of the Day

Before 400 B.C., people believed epilepsy was a curse that afflicted people with the gift of prophecy. Then Hippocrates wrote the first book about epilepsy called "On the Sacred Disease," in which he classified it as a brain disorder.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Camp Spike and Wave

Camp Spike and Wave registration is open now!!! Camp is available for any teen with epilepsy between the age of 10 - 18. We will be holding camp on July 26 - 30 at the National Ability Center in Park City. We are also looking for nurse volunteers. If you are interested in having your teen attend or volunteering for Camp Spike and Wave please e-mail Kris at kris@epilepsyut.org. We look forward to working with you!

Welcome to the EAU's blog

We have decided to open up a blog to help individuals living in Utah with epilepsy and their families. We will be posting fun calendar items and things that are going on. Please feel free to contact us with topic and discussion ideas. Please also join us on our new facebook and twitter pages as well.

EAU President