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Health Tip: Help Prevent Epilepsy
(HealthDay News) -- Epilepsy may be preventable in some situations, experts say.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these potential opportunities for prevention:
- Seek prenatal care during pregnancy to reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery.
- Get all recommended immunizations to ward off serious infections.
- Protect against traumatic brain injury. Use bicycle and sports helmets as appropriate, and take steps to reduce the risk of falls.
- Manage risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol to reduce your chances of stroke.
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