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April is National Minority Health Month, and this year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscore the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available. COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to bring this pandemic to an end.

This year’s theme for National Minority Health Month is #VaccineReady. The focus will be to empower communities to:


  • Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Share accurate vaccine information.
  • Participate in clinical trials.
  • Get vaccinated when the time comes.
  • Practice COVID-19 safety measures.
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Epilepsy Society’s Medical Director, Professor Ley Sander, has stressed the importance of people with epilepsy receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.

There have been isolated cases reported on social media and through calls to our Helpline of people having a seizure following vaccination, but Professor Sander has said that people should not be deterred from having the vaccine.

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by: leon legge

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It’s the Start of August and i’ve only just returned to Pre-Season! Normally players return to training a month earlier at the start of July, the whole Covid pandemic has had a massive effect on everything, but lately things are slowly getting a little bit normal. The Covid would’ve affected a lot of people with Epilepsy (including me) My routine was completely out of sorts which lead to me having a seizure and somehow in the midst of all the covid scare i had to try and get back to a routine, even though i wasn’t waking up to go to football i was waking up to Joe Wicks instead! I am now 85 days seizure free and glad i am now able to go back into training and be around the great set of lads in the changing room.
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Epilepsy remains a common condition worldwide with an estimated prevalence of 50-65 million people1. A significant number of years are lost due to morbidity and mortality from uncontrolled epilepsy. The effects of uncontrolled epilepsy are noted to be more devastating in socially and financially disadvantaged populations and countries[1]. Diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy remain ongoing challenges in developing nations due to social, financial and cultural limitations, while developed nations continue to struggle with developing newer techniques to define causation and improve medical and surgical interventions for epilepsy[2].

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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup strawberries frozen or fresh
  • 1/2 cup raspberries frozen or fresh
  • 1/2 cup blueberries frozen or fresh
  • 1 banana

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