Epilepsy Conference Leaders Offer El Pasoans Advice

Epilepsy Conference Leaders Offer El Pasoans Advice

POSTED: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 9:53pm

UPDATED: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 9:59pm

A conference was held Sunday to educate families, school officials and people in the work place about the effects of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can cause seizures. You can either be born with it or the condition can develop. A head injury may also cause epilepsy. Currently, in the United States about 3,000,000 people have epilepsy. The disorder can be especially hard for children. It's estimated 10,000- 15,000 residents in the Borderland have epilepsy. Each year 150,000 people are diagnosed. Currently there are 400,000 children in the United States who have the disorder. If you'd like more information you can go to their website, www.eftx.org.

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