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July 13, 2012
- About 1 in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some time during their life.
- Adults with recent seizures report 18 overall unhealthy days per month compared with 6 days for adults without seizures.
- Epilepsy Across the Spectrum, a 2012 Institute of Medicine report, provides evidence and incentive for actions that will improve the lives of people with epilepsy and their families.
July 15, 2011
- Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), causes paralysis by attacking and killing nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
- We aren't sure what causes it and people with ALS typically live only 3 to 5 years after symptoms develop.
- ATSDR's new National ALS Registry is a ground-breaking effort to help scientists study this disease and its potential causes.
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- Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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