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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Epilepsy

Word! Epilepsy

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Epilepsy

Say: EH-puh-lep-see

The name for this condition comes from a Greek word that means to hold or seize. People with epilepsy have seizures that may cause them to stare into space, shake uncontrollably, or fall down. Doctors don't know exactly why people get epilepsy, but medicines can help control the seizures.

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