Seizures are more common than you think.

Take action when you encounter a seizure. Here are 4 simple steps of seizure first aid.

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1. Clear the area

Keep the person and surrounding area safe.

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2. Handle with care

Do NOT restrain or put anything in mouth.

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3. Time it

Time the seizure duration, check for medical I.D. and call 911 if it lasts over 5 minutes.

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4. Stay calm

Reassure the person after the seizure ends.

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Campaign Statistic Sources:

Seizures are more common than finding a relationship at a bar.

9 in 100 women and 2 in 100 men will find a relationship at a bar. But 1 in 10 men and women will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: DATING/RELATIONSHIP STATISTICS — Statistic Brain.” 2015 Statistic Brain Research Institute, publishing as Statistic Brain. Research Date: 26 by MSNBC Survey, eZine

Seizures are more common than food allergies.

2 out of every 25 American children have a food allergy. But 1 in 10 will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

Seizures are more common than vegetarianism.

1 in 20 Americans are vegetarian. But 1 in 10 Americans will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: The Raw Food World

Seizures are more common than twins.

1 out of 30 American births are twins. But 1 in 10 Americans will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: Multiples of America

Seizures are more common than commuting by public transportation.

3 in 100 Minnesotans commute via public transportation. But 1 in 10 Minnesotans will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: U.S. Dept of Transportation, Minnesota

Seizures are more common than hunters.

7 in 100 Americans hunt. But 1 in 10 Americans will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: “HUNTING STATISTICS — Statistic Brain.” 2015 Statistic Brain Research Institute, publishing as Statistic Brain. Research Date: 3.20.2012 by Hunting Business Marketing, From the Lodge

Seizures are more common than a vegan lifestyle.

3 in 1000 Americans are vegan. But 1 in 10 Americans will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: Vegetarian Times

Seizures are more common subzero days in MN.

Only 21 out of 365 days in MN are below zero (on average). But 1 in 10 Americans will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: KARE 11 (via Bring Me The News)

Seizures are more common than The Rolling Stones scoring a #1 song.

8 of the Rolling Stones’ 99 songs reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. But 1 in 10 Minnesotans will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: Billboard

Seizures are more common than Taylor Swift scoring a #1 song.

4 of Taylor Swift’s 134 songs reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. But 1 in 10 Minnesotans will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: Billboard

Seizures are more common than Carrie Underwood scoring a #1 song.

Only 1 of Carrie Underwood’s 35 songs reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. But 1 in 10 Minnesotans will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: Billboard

Seizures are more common than the Foo Fighters scoring a #1 song.

None of the Foo Fighters’ 49 songs reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. But 1 in 10 Minnesotans will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: Billboard

Seizures are more common than anyone clicking on this banner.

Less than 1 in 1000 people click on a banner ad. But 1 in 10 Americans will have a seizure in their lifetime.

Source: Smart Insights