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Epilepsy Foundation Chair and Board Member Discuss Promising News on Epilepsy Surgery Study on ABC News10/18/2011
Epilepsy Foundation Chair, Dr. Brien Smith and National Board member, Tina Westra, both spoke to ABC NEWS.com about a new study that shows promising results for epilepsy surgery. The new study, reported on October 13, 2011 in the Lancet, found that 52 percent of patients were free of major seizures 5 years after surgery and 47 percent were free of them 10 years after surgery. About 30 percent of the study participants no longer needed any medication to control seizures.
Epilepsy Foundation Board Member and National Youth Council Member, Tina Westra, was also interviewed for the story, specifically on what it is like to live with daily anxiety of when her next seizure will happen.
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