St. Francis neurologist hosts epilepsy/seizure education event

“Understanding Epilepsy and Seizures with Neurologist, Dr. Adeolu Morawo,” explores the brain...
“Understanding Epilepsy and Seizures with Neurologist, Dr. Adeolu Morawo,” explores the brain disorder including prevention, management and seizure first-aid.(KSNB)
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 4:12 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - CHI Health Clinic Neurology ,St. Francis, is hosting a free educational event for the community at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10 in Meeting Room B at the Grand Island Public Library.

“Understanding Epilepsy and Seizures with Neurologist, Dr. Adeolu Morawo,” explores the brain disorder including prevention, management and seizure first-aid.

This presentation is free to the community. Pre-registration is not required. Masking and social-distancing is encouraged. For more information, CHI Health Neurology (St. Francis) at (308) 398-8900.

Dr. Morawo recently joined the medical staff at St. Francis. He completed an internal medicine residency at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, a Masters in Neuroscience at Yale University, New Haven, CT, and a neurology residency at Penn State Health Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Dr. Morawo also completed a stroke fellowship at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD and a neurocritical care post-doctoral fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.

Epilepsy is a broad term used for a brain disorder that causes seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy. There are also many different kinds of seizures.

In 2015, 1.2% of the total US population had active epilepsy. This is about 3.4 million people with epilepsy nationwide: 3 million adults and 470,000 children. According to the latest estimates, about 0.6% of children aged 0-17 years have active epilepsy. Think of a school with 1,000 students—this means about 6 of them could have epilepsy.