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Healthy Living: Stopping Seizures

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More than two million adults in the US have epilepsy.  

150,000 more will develop the condition each year.  

Usually, medication can control seizures but about 30% of patients do not respond.  

Today in Healthy Living, patients have a new treatment option that uses lasers to stop the seizures.

About 14 patients have undergone this treatment to date at the Mayo clinic.

And researchers say that so far their first five patients all had positive results.

That includes shorter recovery times, decreased number of seizures, and possibly less cost than the standard surgery.  

 

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