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November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

  • Posted by Katelyn Snider, U.S. Communications and Public Affairscrop_EpilepsyAwarenessMonth

    Epilepsy Awareness Month is celebrated during the month of November to honor people living with epilepsy and their caregivers. At UCB, we are committed to delivering value to patients and finding innovative solutions to help patients living with epilepsy.

    Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition, defined by recurrent seizures, but it manifests itself in different ways for different patients. In fact, many of us have been impacted or know someone impacted by epilepsy. Here are the numbers*:

    • 3.4 million people in the U.S. have epilepsy
    • 1 in 26 people in the U.S. will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
    • 150,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed in the U.S. each year

    This month, UCB’s epilepsy community and patient resource, EpilepsyAdvocate, is committed to breaking down misconceptions about epilepsy by offering tips from people living with the disease. Check out articles, videos, and Infographics provided by advocates, real people living with epilepsy, for Epilepsy Awareness Month showcased on and the EpilepsyAdvocate Facebook page.

    UCB remains committed to our long history of investing in breakthrough science and technology that can help unlock better ways to care for and treat patients living with epilepsy. Today, 1 in 3 patients still have uncontrolled seizures because no available treatment works for them. This is the great challenge that continues to drive us in November, and throughout the year, as we tackle epilepsy to deliver value to patients.

    So, in honor of Epilepsy Awareness Month, we encourage you to share your own story on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag, #TackleEpilepsy or #NEAM2017, to help increase awareness and eliminate the stigmas.

    *Statistics cited from the Epilepsy Foundation.

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