Young actor’s death brings awareness of epilepsy

Many misconceptions exist about epileptic behavior, treatment, first aid


Cameron Boyce Courtesy @thecameronboyceofc

The death of actor Cameron Boyce earlier this month brought renewed attention to epilepsy. Boyce was killed by a seizure caused by the disease.

Epilepsy is more common than people may realize—1 in 100 people have it.

Contrary to popular perception, the disease isn’t just about having a seizure when exposed to flashing lights.

Dr. Hiroki Nariai is an assistant professor at the pediatric neurology division of UCLA and said epilepsy presents it...

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