Navigation Links
November: National Epilepsy Awareness Month Actress Hunter Tylo Turns Tragic Loss Into Hope
Date:11/12/2008

One year since Mickey's accidental death (October 18th) Hunter has been changing the face of Epilepsy. She joins American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation as National Spokesperson.

CHICAGO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. The American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation (AEOF) joins with Hunter Tylo of CBS's The Bold and The Beautiful in a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of Epilepsy and educate the public on first-aid tips for someone experiencing a seizure.

"Since Mickey's death, I joined with American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation to raise public awareness about Epilepsy. Together we created PSAs which bring Epilepsy to millions of viewers. This information can save a life. Everyone needs to learn the facts about Epilepsy," said Tylo. "Epilepsy can be very serious. It is my goal to work with the American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation to support those who suffer and to educate so others do not experience the great loss I have."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epilepsy affects an estimated 2.7 million people in the U.S. and 50 million worldwide. Each year, about 200,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. More than one-third suffering continue to have seizures, despite treatment. There is no cure for Epilepsy and each year nearly 42,000 deaths occur due to seizure-related accidents.

AEOF offers first-aid information for seizures, support programs, links to related resources, and medical news.

AEOF was founded by Erin and Patrick Leyden and Patrick's sister, Anne Marie Clancy, all of Chicago after the Leyden's son, Emmett, was diagnosed with Epilepsy. Emmett has a severe form of the disorder and suffered up to 200 seizures a day.

AEOF

American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation (AEOF) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Chicago and established in honor of Emmett, a four-year-old boy living with Epilepsy. Their mission is to raise public awareness through advocacy and education and provide support for those living with Epilepsy. Visit epilepsyoutreach.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Nationally Recognized Diabetes Specialist Dr. Steven Edelman to Provide Educational Articles on Diabetes to MyCareTeam's Website Community
2. Medicare Today Launches National Medicare Prescription Drug Enrollment Awareness Campaign
3. Lilly Announces Major Donation of Insulin to International Diabetes Federations Life for a Child Program; Initial Focus Will Be on Sub-Saharan Africa
4. Video: CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Help Seniors to Find the Right Prescription for Medicare Savings
5. InfoLogix CEO to Address Hidden Value of ID Technology at International Conference
6. Anpath Group, Inc. Expands International Distribution With Minntech Corporation
7. Hydron Technologies, Inc. and Brand Builders International, LLC Join Forces to Form New Entity
8. National Health High Risk Pool Association Available to Discuss Role of Pools in President Elect Obamas Health Care Reform Plans
9. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine Among Top Insurers on U.S. News & World Report/National Committee for Quality Assurance Americas Best Health Plans List
10. Long Term Care International Forum names LTCGs Pam Kreager as President
11. International Isotopes Inc. Announces Third Quarter and Nine Months 2008 Financial Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Coalition ... for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and funding for Duchenne research, congratulates Capricor Therapeutics ... HOPE clinical trial in Duchenne announced today. , Coalition Duchenne funded studies ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... Boulder, CO (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 ... ... Law and Liberty attempts to compare student test score performance for the 2015-16 ... one of the state’s voucher programs. Though it highlights important patterns in student ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Patients who ... achieves results in a fraction of the time as traditional braces – Wilckodontics®. ... Dental Specialists, now offers this revolutionary treatment with or without a referral. ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Back Pain Centers of America (BPC), ... reputable physician in their area, announces the launch of a new and proprietary customer ... are looking for reputable physicians to help them with back or neck pain and ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... , ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... of predictive analytics to its patient care management module. Using this new feature, ... a patient has been initiated on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral, or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. ... clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing new treatments for cancer ... closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering ... a public offering price of $2.00 per share, ... offering expenses payable by Sorrento.  The net proceeds ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... Calif. , April 19, 2017  SARES•REGIS ... buildings it is developing at Conejo Spectrum Business ... , to Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. , a ... severe and life-threatening diseases that have been underserved ... allogeneic T-cell therapies for cancer, autoimmune and infectious ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... offering. ... market to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% during the period ... has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs ... growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: