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GARNER, Iowa - There has been a fair amount of discussion about epilepsy and seizures recently.
Minnesota Gopher Football coach Jerry Kill stepped down for a while because of the condition.
According to Mayo Clinic epilepsy is when a person has more than one seizure and seizure symptoms can vary from person to person.
One of the symptoms is people can stare blankly for a short period of time but the issue isn't always noticeable.
Dr. John Brady in Garner explained the signs you look for when a person is showing symptoms of epilepsy.
"The main thing is to identify any certain cause,” Dr. Brady said, “actually 70 percent of the time we'll have no cause whatsoever but other times there can be, had previous trauma, could be some other type of brain tumor things like that so a thorough work-up usually done by a neurologist is the first step."
Dr. Brady says that an abnormal amount of stress or an irregular sleep schedule can be a cause for someone to develop epilepsy.
Studies show that only one in one hundred people are diagnosed with this disease each year.
Early numbers show that the Minnesota legislature will have a lot of extra money to work with next year.
Cathy Gasteiger is typically a quiet person, but when she's around the residents here at Good Samaritan Society she makes sure to be the friend that they need.
Some people in our area looking to complete their education are getting some financial support.
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There's a shortage of school bus drivers in one local district.
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Area students are learning to stand up and show courage when it comes to bullying.