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Dr. James White of the Minnesota Epilepsy Group says epilepsy can occur at any age and that one in ten people will have a seizure in their lifetime. Photo by Margaret Ontl

Quality of life still high for those living with epilepsy

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Epilepsy has been in the news lately as a result of University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill.

Kill suffered a seizure towards the end of a Gophers' football game several weeks ago. He was hospitalized but returned to the field for the next game but continued to have seizures. According to news reports, he was hospitalized for evaluation and treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Kill is in remission from kidney cancer and has periodically experienced seizures since 2005.


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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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