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Huff Post helps bring Epilepsy out of the shadows

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Recently on the Huffington Post, Lynda Resnick, author of Rubies in the Orchard, posted an article on epilepsy.

Resnick notes: “The numbers surrounding epilepsy are staggering. At any given time, nearly 1% of the world’s population has active epilepsy — that’s 60 million people. Ten times that number will have at least one seizure in their lifetime. In the United States, it is a disease that is more common than autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined. In the U.S., where over 3 million people are currently affected, the annual cost of epilepsy is $15 billion.”

Yep, you read that right, 60 million people worldwide. Oh, and by the way, there are 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. In fact, there are an estimated 200,000 new cases of epilepsy diagnosed each year. Surprised?

To read the complete article visit the Huffington Post.

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