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Newsweek Covers Epilepsy

The latest edition of Newsweek magazine features multiple stories on Epilepsy.  If you are looking for some insight as to what Epilepsy is from both a medical and individual perspective, I recommend reading it.  The feature piece talks about the lack of attention that Epilepsy gets from the research community, in spite of the staggering number of people whom the disorder affects. The following is a quote from the piece:

“There are 200,000 new cases each year, and a total of more than 3 million Americans are affected by it—more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease combined. Between 1 and 3 percent of the population will develop some form of epilepsy before age 75.”

The issue also contains a lengthy story detailing the lives of people with Epilepsy, a story about Obama adviser David Axelrod – whose daughter has epilepsy, and a short video piece about a New York chef who lives with epilepsy.   The articles are filled with great information and numerous links to other sites.   I hope you will take a minute to learn a little more about Epilepsy and how it affects us all.

Epilepsy: Life on the Frontlines | Newsweek Health |