Understanding Seizures and Epilepsy

The term ‘chronic disorder’ may bring to mind conditions like diabetes or hypertension. But did you know that it also includes epilepsy? Epilepsy, which means "seizure disorder,” is the fourth most common neurological condition and affects people of all ages. Nationwide, it affects 3.4 million people: approximately 3 million adults, and 470,000 children.

National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness

Winter brings winter sports, which bring the risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI). So, before your young athlete hits the slopes or ice rink, make sure you know what a TBI looks like.

Podcast: National Epilepsy Awareness Month

In this episode of Back to Health, Padmaja Kandula, M.D. discusses what patients should know about epilepsies.

Epilepsy Patient Offers Advice to Those Living with Seizure Disorders

Phillip Gerson, who was treated for epilepsy at Weill Cornell Medicine, shares some insight, advice, and encouragement for those living with a seizure disorder.

Recovering From Brain Surgery and Living Seizure-Free

Seven years after being diagnosed with epilepsy, Phillip Gerson’s condition was worsening. But with the help of Weill Cornell Medicine's epilepsy experts, Phillip is now seizure-free and pursuing his passions.

Dr. Nitin Sethi: Fighting Stigmas in Epilepsy

As a neurologist specializing in epilepsy, Dr. Nitin K. Sethi works every day to help his patients lead normal, healthy lives and resists the stigmas that sometimes surround those who suffer from the disease.

Stopping Seizures in Their Tracks: Carrie's Story

We're focused on treating the whole person, not just the illness they have. For physicians at the Weill Cornell Medicine Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, that means working with patients like Carrie to control their seizures so they can live a normal and active lifestyle.