Donald Blake has a BS in Communication Studies. He has a lengthy tenure in the healthcare, media and education fields. He is dedicated to improving the lives of those with rare diseases through his knowledge of healthcare and communications.

    Study Shows Female Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Have Higher Rates of Psychiatric Disorders
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    Study Shows Female Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Have Higher Rates of Psychiatric Disorders

    In data presented earlier this month in San Diego at the 2017 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, researchers noted that female patients with psoriatic arthritis had significantly higher rates of…

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    Internet Education Program Helps Teens Fight Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
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    Internet Education Program Helps Teens Fight Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who used a program to receive health education and help in taking the lead in their own disease management is winning praises for its…

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    High Blood Pressure and High Cortisol levels in Pregnancy May Be Cushing’s Disease
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    High Blood Pressure and High Cortisol levels in Pregnancy May Be Cushing’s Disease

    According to a new study, pregnant women with high levels of cortisol and high blood pressure may have Cushing's disease. Although Cushing's is rare during a woman's pregnancy, the conclusion…

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    Study Suggests Pain in Ankylosing Spondylitis May Not Be Caused by Spine Inflammation
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    Study Suggests Pain in Ankylosing Spondylitis May Not Be Caused by Spine Inflammation

    According to a story from Ankylosing Spondylitis News, treatment of chronic pain is always a difficult task for health care professionals. Patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are especially prone to…

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    Latest Research Examines the Relationship Between Migraines and Multiple Sclerosis
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    Latest Research Examines the Relationship Between Migraines and Multiple Sclerosis

    Migraines are not on the usual list of symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but researchers know that, for many MS patients, migraines are somehow associated with this neurological disease that…

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    Lyme Disease Awareness Month 2018: Working Group to Focus on Tick-Borne Illnesses
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    Lyme Disease Awareness Month 2018: Working Group to Focus on Tick-Borne Illnesses

    May is Lyme disease awareness month. Responding to an explosion in Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses, the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group met for the first time in Washington, D.C. in December…

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    NBA Hall of Famer Diagnosed with Amyloidosis, Decides to Help Fellow Retirees
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    NBA Hall of Famer Diagnosed with Amyloidosis, Decides to Help Fellow Retirees

    A story published on ESPN.com, and written by Jackie MacMullan, details NBA Hall of Fame inductee Nate "Tiny" Archibald's diagnosis of the rare disease amyloidosis. Amyloidosis occurs when a substance called amyloid builds…

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