Deciphering epilepsy

Epilepsy is a disease that remains stubbornly bewildering—to the nearly three million Americans who have it and the doctors who treat it. In some cases, it can be traced to an underlying disease, injury or brain malformation. But in most cases, its origins are a mystery. Last night, 60 Minutes re-aired an episode featuring the epilepsy research of Children’s Frances Jensen, MD. Make sure to check out this blog post by Jensen, where she explains the importance of funding epilepsy research. Jensen was also just appointed president of the American Epilepsy Society.

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