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Vagus nerve stimulation devices, like this mock-up of a model by Houston-based Cyberonics, is one of the latest methods to treat epilepsy. The device is implanted under a patient's skin, with a wire attached to the nervous system. When a magnet is rubbed over it, the device sends the brain electrical signals that can help shorten the duration of a seizure. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

Red Wing next on Epilesy Foundation's list to become 'Seizure Smart'

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Seizures come in a variety of forms. From the potentially violent convulsions of a tonic-clonic to the subtle loss of consciousness of an absence seizure,  identifying a seizure in progress and providing the appropriate care to a family member, friend or coworker can be both difficult and frightening.


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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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