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Epilepsy Awareness Month
November 1 - November 30
Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disease in the nation. In fact, 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Yet epilepsy remains misunderstood by the general public, discriminated against, and underfunded in research initiatives. Anyone can have epilepsy, and everyone should know about the prevalence, impact and seizure first aid.
Help educate people about epilepsy by sharing a fact-a-day on your social media networks during the month of November.
– Epilepsy affects people of all ages – from newborns to ninety.
– Epilepsy is a condition of the brain causing seizures (a disruption of the electrical communication between neurons).
– There are 150,000 new cases of #epilepsy in the United States each year.
– In 6 out of 10 epilepsy cases, the cause is unknown.
– “Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide. It has no age, racial, social class, national, or geographic boundaries.” – World Health Organization
– There are 65 million people around the world who have #epilepsy.