Articles by Andrew Wilner, M.D.

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: This rare disorder is a call to arms for doctors and patients to control seizures.

Wilner, Andrew

Neurology Now. 6(6):24-26, November-December 2010.

High-profile cases of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), such as the death of John Travolta's son, Jett, have heightened public awareness of this rare disorder. Discussions about SUDEP are increasing between physicians, patients, and their families. Currently, the most effective way to prevent SUDEP appears to be seizure control, but researchers are looking for new ways to prevent it.

Eating Well for Epilepsy


Neurology Now. 5(1):17-19,23, January-February 2009.

Epilepsy is the most common major childhood neurologic disorder in the United States. For the children who don't respond to antiepileptic medication, the ketogenic diet—which contains a large amount of fat and few carbohydrates—may be effective treatment.

Driving advice for people with epilepsy, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's, and their families.

Wilner, Andrew

Neurology Now. 4(4):17,18,23, July-August 2008.

Many people with neurological conditions—such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease face driving challenges. However, regular driving assessments, treatment of those conditions, and access to alternative modes of transportation can help ensure that people retain their independence without endangering themselves or others.