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Your Health: Epilepsy Often Misunderstood

Media Contact: Keith Hautala, 859-257-1754, x231 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 24, 2009) - Epilepsy is a "hidden" disorder. It is rarely talked about, and it is often regarded with fear and prejudice. Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in every 50 people has been diagnosed. That's about 90,000 people in Kentucky alone.

Dr. Meriem K. Bensalem-Owen, professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, talks about how epilepsy is diagnosed and treated and the special needs of women with epilepsy in a column in this Sunday's Lexington Herald-Leader.

This column is part of an ongoing series of health columns by UK HealthCare experts appearing in each Sunday's edition of the Herald-Leader and online at

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