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Epilepsy Awareness Month

-Epilepsy can be caused by anything that hurts the brain including head injuries, infections, and brain tumors.
-About 3.4 million people in the United States have epilepsy.
-Epilepsy affects more than 470,000 children younger than age 18 in the United States.
-Picture a school with 1,000 students—at least 6 students would have epilepsy.
-Most kids with epilepsy take medicine to prevent seizures and some use other kinds of treatment, like a special diet.
-Kids with epilepsy play sports, date, hang out, and want to be treated just like anybody else.
-Teens who have epilepsy, but do not have seizures, can get a driver’s license.
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschoo…/bam/diseases/epilepsy.html

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