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National Epilepsy Awareness

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. 1 in 10 people will have a seizure and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy during their lifetime while in the United States, 3.4 million people are living with epilepsy.

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological/brain disorder that causes recurring, unprovoked seizures. “Your doctor may diagnose you with epilepsy if you have two unprovoked seizures or one unprovoked seizure with a high risk of more. Not all seizures are the result of epilepsy. “ (

What is a seizure?

A seizure is a sudden surge of abnormal and excessive electrical activity in one’s brain and can affect how one appears or acts. To speak with a UCR physician more about epilepsy or seizures, please visit:

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