Epilepsy - Seizure First Aid: A seizure is an electrical disturbance in the brain that can cause confusion, muscle jerking, and loss of memory. A person who suffers more than one seizure is said to have epilepsy. Poorly controlled seizures can lead to injuries, limitations at school or work, and an inability to drive. If you are with someone who has a seizure, it is important to have a general idea of what to do, and what things to avoid. Also, be aware of things to look for that would require calling emergency medical services.
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Living with epilepsy means learning about the condition, getting support from others, being prepared for seizures and making your environment as safe as possible.
National Epilepsy Awareness Month: Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by uncontrolled seizures. An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from epilepsy, accounting for roughly 1 percent of the total United States population.
Brain Awareness week is a global campaign to increase awareness on the progress and the benefits of brain research. Did you know that nearly 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain and central nervous system tumor?
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Chronic illness doesn’t discriminate. It can happen to anyone, even those who seem to have it all. When celebrities talk about their chronic conditions publicly, it helps to raise awareness and understanding about various health issues. Here is a list of celebrities living with chronic illness who publicly discuss their health conditions and share their struggles with millions of others who also fight against their illnesses everyday.