12/13/2010

WVU Healthcare offers education session for people with seizure disorders

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For approximately 20 to 40 percent of the patients who suffer from seizure disorders, drug therapies do not work. WVU Healthcare will host an education program for those patients and their families from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the John E. Jones Conference Center at the WVU Health Sciences Center.

Daunice Lohr, R.N., epilepsy clinical nurse specialist in the WVU Department of Neurology, will present the program. Discussion topics include other treatment options available, including non-drug treatments, and the opportunity to meet other patients and families living with seizure disorders.

Lohr said if those who attend the session only take one thing away from it, she hopes it’s that there are more options than medications in the treatment of these seizures.

Reservations are not required but are appreciated. To register call Tami at 800-332-1375 ex. 7479. For directions call 304-293-4511 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

For more information on the WVU Department of Neurology see http://wvuhealthcare.com/services/neurology/index.aspx.
 

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For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
jonesan@wvuh.com
asj: 12-09-10

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