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Lori Braegelman, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, earlier this week explains to St. Mary's School 3rd-graders about the ways they can protect their "computers" -- their brains -- to possibly avoid injuries that can lead to seizures. Two students in teacher Barb Spaulding's class are coping with epilepsy.

A better understanding of epilepsy

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

The word epilepsy conjures up an indelible image: A person on the floor, shaking violently at the peak of a frightening seizure.

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The tonic-clonic seizure can be one of epilepsy's symptoms, but there are other signs that a person suffers from the neurological disorder that often aren't as recognizable. And they should be, the earlier the age of discovery the better.

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