The 411 on Epilepsy

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  • What Causes Epilepsy?
  • What Are Seizures?
  • African-Americans and Epilepsy
  • Grand Mal Seizures
  • Signs That Someone May Be Having a Seizure
  • Responding to a Seizure
  • Diagnosing Epilepsy
  • Health Risks of Epilepsy
  • Weezy and Epilepsy
  • What Is Epilepsy?

African-Americans and Epilepsy

It’s estimated that 12 percent of African-Americans or 350,000 suffer from epilepsy and 24,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, says the Epilepsy Foundation. Also, we have an increased risk for Sudden Unexpected Death from Epilepsy (SUDEP).

 

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