Editor’s Choice: Our Mind is a Drug and the Dangers of Superbugs

Who is excited for another long weekend coming up this Monday?!

To kick off your three-day weekend, take a look at these intriguing stories… Researchers have identified a superbug that could be resistant to antibiotics, affecting those with diseases like cystic fibrosis.

Additionally a PW contributor with dystonia tells us a little bit about our minds, a boy with cystinosis gets a much needed kidney, and a little girl is making the EB world a better place.

So sit back and enjoy this week’s Editor’s Choice!




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Researchers Raise the Alarm About a New Danger to CF Patients

When living with CF, patients have to worry about managing and preventing bacterial infections.

Researchers have flagged this new respiratory bacteria as something we should all be aware of.

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Our Mind: As Powerful Any Drug

PW contributor Tom is living with dystonia.

Here, he talks about our brain power… and how to harness it to our advantage!

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How One Little EB Super Cutie is Changing Her World

When a child finds a way to overcome their rare disease, it’s always uplifting!

Find out how this little girl is doing just that.

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Colorado Boy with Cystinosis Gets a Kidney

Good news for this boy battling cystinosis!

Read his story here.

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Jessica Gladwell

Jessica Gladwell

Jessica Gladwell is one of PW's consultants and patient editors. She has lived with late-stage, chronic Lyme and POTS since circa 2002. She has also served as a caregiver to close family members with late-stage, chronic Lyme. Before diagnosis, she served as a business consultant for a large corporation and PM for a small digital branding agency. Now, she is proactive in the rare and neurological disease community, spreading awareness and advising on matters of health and lifestyle when living with a chronic illness.

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