Publications

NEWSLETTERS           EFMN DOCUMENTS           OTHER
Fall 2014           Fact Sheet           Chasing Dreams Coach Kill Epilepsy Fund
Summer 2014           2013 Annual Report           Stroll for Epilepsy Press Release
Spring 2014            Strategic Plan           Pioneer Press 60th Anniversary Issue
Winter 2014                        Coach Kill Continues to Amaze and Inspire
                        Winning Football Games Isn't the Biggest Challenge Facing This Coach

 

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee shared recommendations on priorities in public health for the epilepsies in a public briefing.  READ THE REPORT BRIEF HERE.

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QUICK FACTS

  • 1 in 10 people in the U.S. will have a seizure in their lifetime; 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy. 
  • Nearly 3 million people in the U.S. have epilepsy, also known as a seizure disorder.
  • 60,000 people in Minnesota have epilepsy, which is enough people to fill TCF Bank Stadium.
  • Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures. When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they have epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition in children, and the fourth most common in adults (behind stroke and Alzheimer’s disease).
  • Epilepsy is a spectrum of disorders with a range of severities and seizure types.
  • Seizures can happen to anyone at anytime, and in 70% of the cases the cause is unknown.
  • Epilepsy affects more Americans than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease combined.

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