Navigation Links
Former NFL Star Tiki Barber and CURE Founder Susan Axelrod Speak Out About Epilepsy on TODAY Show

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Three-time NFL Pro Bowler and TODAY correspondent Tiki Barber spoke publicly for the first time today about his son A.J.'s epilepsy. "Epilepsy affects such a wide range of people in different circumstances and it's something that awareness needs to be raised about," he told Meredith Vieira this morning on TODAY.

Susan Axelrod, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) founding member and president, also appeared on TODAY to discuss the need to increase awareness and research for epilepsy. Over one-third of epilepsy patients have seizures that cannot be controlled with medication. Over 3 million people suffer from epilepsy in the United States -- more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson's disease combined. Yet public and private funding of epilepsy research pales in comparison to funding for other neurological diseases, many of which affect far fewer patients.

"What's exciting is that we've changed the dialogue in the epilepsy research community. Scientists are starting to look at what are the root causes, what are the mechanisms, who's at risk, and could we even maybe prevent epilepsy," said Axelrod.

Axelrod and two other mothers of children with epilepsy launched CURE in 1998 to increase awareness of and research for epilepsy. Axelrod was motivated by her daughter, Lauren's struggle with intractable epilepsy. Her efforts have helped CURE raise more than $8 million to fund research and other initiatives that will lead the way to a cure.

TODAY also showed clips of videos produced by CURE which document, with personal stories, the devastating effects epilepsy has on children and their families. These videos educate and raise awareness about the struggles of people with uncontrolled seizures.

The TODAY Show is broadcast live on NBC stations from 7-10 am EST. It is America's most watched morning show. To watch TODAY's segment on epilepsy, go to, and scroll through the "Video from TODAY" section. Click on "Understanding Epilepsy."

For additional information on CURE, contact Michelle Marciniak or visit

Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. 4-Star Gen. Barry Mccaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Keynote Recovery Happens! Rally for Treatment: Wed., Sept. 5, 11 Am, State Capitol West Steps, Sacramento
2. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA National Model Detox Center
3. Retired NYPD Lieutenants William E. Keegan, Jr., Owen McCaffery and John Moran and Tom Thees, a former COO in the financial industry, announce today the formation of H.E.A.R.T (Healing Emergency Aid Response Team) 911.
4. Former State Representative Terry Parke Joins Secure Services Corp.
5. Benjamin England, Former FDA Regulatory Counsel, to Testify on FDA Import Strategic Plan Before House Appropriations Subcommittee
6. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, & Countrys Top Drug Treatment CEO Barry Karlin to Keynote Palm Beach, FL National Moment Of Change Intervention Conference:
7. Former Ronco President Tim Dupler Signs International Direct Sales and Marketing Contract with Natural Nutrition
8. Former HHS Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan, Lt. Gov. Cagle Address Need to Improve Quality of Patient Care
9. Former Pfizer Patent Attorneys Join Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
10. Nobel Honors 3 Former March of Dimes Prize Recipients
11. Over one-third of former American football players had sexual relations with men, study says
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published ... all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one ... U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at ... former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... a leader in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint ... Health. , AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National ... 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. ... for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... In the United States, single-family home owners ... New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the average is $7,000 ... property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower cost of living in places ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ... injectable drug administration, today shared the results of a ... improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The study ... in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach , ... Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in the journal ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination should ... helping communities across Massachusetts , Connecticut ... shots through the end of the month. *Some exclusions apply ... ... is by the end of October, according to the Centers for Disease ...
(Date:10/2/2017)...  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central specialty pharmacy ... benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today officially began ... unveiling of new signage at its headquarters in ... a few other company-owned facilities across the country. This ... of whom will begin to see the AllianceRx Walgreens ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: