Thu, Nov 15, 2018
02:00 PM EST
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and the Epilepsy Foundation invites health educators and public health professionals to heighten their awareness of epilepsy and the signs and symptoms of seizures. Males and non-Hispanic Blacks had the highest age-adjusted death rates with epilepsy from 2005 to 2014, per a 2016 study utilizing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 Higher epilepsy mortality among men and minority populations demonstrates the increased need for health educators, public health professionals, primary care providers, and students to be informed of epilepsy and how to support individuals living with epilepsy. Learn seizure first aid and where to obtain credible epilepsy health education resources by joining our awareness webinar at 2 PM EST on Thursday, November 15th. Learn more at epilepsy.com.
1. Greenlund S, Croft J, Kobau R. Epilepsy deaths by age, race/ethnicity, and gender – United States; 2005-2014. Epilepsy & Behavior 2017; 69:28-30.
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