Life with Epilepsy: A Conversation with Caitie

Posted on March 31, 2016 by admin

We’re reaching the end of Epilepsy Awareness Month, but it’s never too late to learn more about a condition that affects 3 million, or 1 in 26 Americans [1]. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes seizures, and often, witnessing someone having a seizure is more stressful for a bystander than it is for the person who is … Continue reading “Life with Epilepsy: A Conversation with Caitie”

Down Syndrome Awareness: An Interview with Brenda

Posted on March 20, 2016 by admin

Tomorrow is World Down Syndrome Day. While I’m lucky to get to see these two awesome ladies every week when they attend the Special Olympics program I coach, I couldn’t keep their awesome to myself–luckily, they excitedly agreed to share their stories for World Down Syndrome Day! A first for the Identity Doc Blog, we … Continue reading “Down Syndrome Awareness: An Interview with Brenda”

Back in September, a few friends and I spent the weekend together in a classroom streaming the Medicine X conference from Stanford University. One of the sessions discussed patient involvement in research, and how the University of California – San Francisco can use your brain for research. . . even if you’re across the world. March is … Continue reading “Lend your brain to science, not zombies: It's Brain Research Month!”