The Empire Strikes Back! This Company’s Valiant Effort Saves Lives

July 21st, 2015: Pharmaceutical giant, Amgen, was awarded a stunning approval from the European Commission for Repatha, a breakthrough cholesterol-lowering drug as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The drug…

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How to Impress Your Trainer By Knowing These 5 Cholesterol Terms

Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (or HeFH), ever heard of it? It’s a mouthful. It’s also a condition that causes highly dangerous cholesterol levels and, if left untreated, can lead to heart…

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CGD Used to be a Death Sentence, Until Women Like This Took Action

It’s not often that rare diseases cross with pop culture, but when they do, it’s worth tuning in. This summer, Lifetime Television show, “The Balancing Act,” featured an educational episode…

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These Smelly Rodents’ Sacrifice for Children Will Warm Your Heart

When you have a rare disease like chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and have spent the better part of your life being poked and prodded by (hopefully) well-meaning doctors, it’s easy to feel…

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