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Living With The Uncertainty Of Epilepsy

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Living With The Uncertainty Of Epilepsy

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Living With The Uncertainty Of Epilepsy

Living With The Uncertainty Of Epilepsy

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In America, epilepsy takes as many lives as breast cancer — sometimes directly, but more often through car accidents, drowning, or heart attacks related to seizures.

Despite those numbers, epilepsy lags behind other diseases in funding for research and treatment.

Guests:

Warren Lammert, co-founder and chairman of the Epilepsy Therapy Project

Dr. Orrin Devinsky, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and professor of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine.