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The largest study of its kind shows that 8 in 1000 people have epilepsy--a distinctly higher incidence than previously thought. Details and implications in this podcast.
This is a newly identified association between the conditions, and they may share a common underlying link.
By localizing the portion of the brain responsible for seizures and envisioning long-term outcomes, this imaging combination helps guide clinical decision making.
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