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Many of us, especially men, define ourselves by the job we have. Don’t believe me? Ask a guy who he is. He will almost...
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Have you ever heard that we only use 10% of our brains? How about the fact that lightning never strikes the same place twice? Maybe...

The Chinese government is set to publish its first comprehensive list of rare diseases, with the aim to help policymakers improve diagnoses and speed...

Happy Friday Patient Worthians! This week we have two awesome contributions. One addresses grieving as a parent of a child with rare disease. Another addresses...

Storytelling holds immense power and, thus, is one of the best ways to raise awareness of rare diseases. Hanna Smith has a career as a journalist. Over the...

About 1 in 10,000 people are affected by hereditary angioedema (HAE)--and most don't have a clue that the condition even exists. HAE can be fatal, if...

We learn the difference between cause and effect at an early age. Before we have the words to express an idea, we learn that...

What does it take to change a person’s mind? Is it something as simple as showing evidence? Will it be convincing only from a...

Everything has a purpose. At least, that’s what my mom taught me. But, you know that wonderful feeling you get when you realize that...

Your child’s health care is important. Finding the right care is not always easy, especially when it comes to finding tuberous sclerosis complex care. Tuberous...

It’s always exciting when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives a new drug its approval, especially for rare diseases like tuberous sclerosis complex...

The Association of Sickle Cell, Lower Chattahoochee Region (ASCLCR) is an organization dedicated to funding sickle cell research and aiding all those affected by...

I felt the cold sweat racing down my back. I felt like I was drowning, but there was no water around. By this point...

Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by brain lesions that are non-progressive, meaning the lesions don't cause the brain to further deteriorate. It causes impairment of...

Parkinson’s disease can effect each individual differently. Robin Morgan PhD, seeks to determine the main differences between woman and men experiencing Parkinson’s. Based on her studies, she...

Eryn Gaffney, now 20, was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at the age of nine. Tourette syndrome occurs as a result of the basal ganglia misfiring....

On May 12th, 2017 the University of Rochester Medical Center hosted the first Technology and Rare Neurological Diseases Symposium (TRNDS). It successfully brought together...

I recently read an article that was focused on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and how cases of this degenerative motor-neuron disease are expected to...

Inspiration can be found in almost anything. Frequently, it’s a famous person from history who has overcome adversity to achieve some amazing feat. Sometimes it’s...

It doesn’t seem possible to have a conversation these days without it devolving into some sort of partisan shouting match will little hope of...

I’ve had one hellofa tough day, but stopped abruptly with an attitude shift to feel inspired after reading an uplifting article which I know...

Welcome back to Editor's Choice! May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and to bring you awareness we have a 7-minute documentary you won't want to...

Most of us know that not having enough iron in the blood results in disorders like anemia, fatigue, low energy… I first became aware...

Bethany Barber is a Virginia native living with sickle cell anemia who has dreams of making it big as a model. She goes on daily...

The 2017 Suburban Chevrolet Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run will be held on Mother’s Day, this Sunday, May 14th. The race...