Donya Currie is the editor of The Free Lance-Star's Healthy Life section and Healthy Life Virginia newsletter.

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Epilepsy event

People with epilepsy and their loved ones can get more information about the condition at a health fair Monday outside the waiting room of local neurologist Dr. Sandra Crouse. From 9 a.m. to noon, representatives of the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia will be on hand to answer questions about everything from epilepsy’s affect on dating to what it’s like to go off to college, hold down a job, have kids and grow old with the condition, said the foundation’s executive director, Suzanne Bischoff.

Melissa Howard, a local woman who is starting a support group, also will be on hand, as will representatives of  a medical device firm, Bischoff said. People can also pick up literature about epilepsy, a neurological condition in which patients suffer seizures.

Crouse’s office, where the event will take place, is in suite 414 on the fourth floor of the Tompkins-Martin building next to Mary Washington Hospital.

Look for a story about epilepsy and the new support group in an upcoming edition of Healthy Living.