May 20 2013
Television actor and "Dancing with the Stars" winner John O'Hurley is the host of Epilepsy: A Guide for Patients and Families, the latest free patient education DVD and guidebook produced by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and its foundation, the American Brain Foundation. This valuable resource answers important questions for people with newly diagnosed epilepsy and their caregivers.
Free copies of the DVD and guidebook can be ordered by calling (800) 879-1960. In addition, the guidebook can be downloaded for free at http://patients.aan.com/go/videos.
Among his many credits, John O'Hurley played J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," host of "Family Feud," and a popular contestant on "Dancing with the Stars." His knowledge of epilepsy is personal, as O'Hurley's sister died of epilepsy at age 16. He has also worked on behalf of The Epilepsy Foundation.
Expert advice to help people and their families understand epilepsy is presented by Gregory D. Cascino, MD, professor of neurology and chair of the Division of Epilepsy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Daniel Hoch, PhD, MD, neurologist and epilepsy specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Both Cascino and Hoch are Fellows of the American Academy of Neurology.
The epilepsy DVD and accompanying guidebook provide an overview of the disease and its causes, how it is diagnosed and treatments available. The kit also includes a seizure diary form and helpful tips on living well with epilepsy.
The video will be broadcast in several television markets: Chicago WBBM/Channel 2 - Saturday, May 18, at 12:30 p.m. CST; Houston KHOU/Channel 11 - Saturday, May 18, at 12:30 p.m. CST; Boston WBZ/Channel 4 - Saturday, May 18, at 1:30 p.m. EST; Atlanta WGCL/Channel 46 - Sunday, May 19, at 12:30 p.m. EST; San Francisco KPIX/Channel 5 - Sunday, May 19, at 4:00 p.m. PST
American Academy of Neurology