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Every two minutes: A new case of epilepsy is diagnosed

The Epilepsy Foundation shows on their site that there are 200,000 cases of epilepsy diagnosed each year (it appears they are referring to the US only). To put this number into perspective, it occured to me that this really amounts to a new case diagnosed every two minutes.

Other Two Minute Facts
Every two minutes …
a woman is sexually assaulted
a woman dies of cervical cancer
a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer

So set your watch
Every two minutes, a person is diagnosed with epilepsy.

More Numbers
Check out our Epilepsy by the Numbers.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Feel free to comment below.

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As Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Living Well With Epilepsy, Jessica brings a unique perspective to this leading epilepsy blog. She was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teen, after having several grand mal seizures. She has 20+ years experience in marketing and you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Jessica also regularly speaks on the topics of Navigating Social Media and Epilepsy Awareness. Based in USA.

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