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.

    The Combination of Drugs that May Cause Cushing Syndrome
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    The Combination of Drugs that May Cause Cushing Syndrome

    A recently published scientific letter in the Spanish medical journal, Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición draws a link between the combined use of inhaled steroids and liver enzyme blockers and the development…

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    Study:  Multiple Sclerosis Patients Can Improve Outcomes with a Healthy Diet
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    Study: Multiple Sclerosis Patients Can Improve Outcomes with a Healthy Diet

      A famous quote attributed to the Father of Western Medicine, Hippocrates, illuminates the importance of diet in disease treatment. For those who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), modern science might…

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    New Trial to Examine Higher Doses of Approved Treatment in Ankylosing Spondylitis
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    New Trial to Examine Higher Doses of Approved Treatment in Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Good news for patients who suffer from ankylosing spondylitis (AS). There may soon be a new option for treating their disease if the results of a new trial support the…

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    Gene Editing: A New Treatment Avenue for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?
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    Gene Editing: A New Treatment Avenue for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?

    Patients diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have always lived with a grim prognosis. Many don't make it into their 20s and face debilitating symptoms years earlier-- a dark reminder…

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    A Surprising New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis That is Actually Affordable
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    A Surprising New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis That is Actually Affordable

    In a surprising development, Canadian researchers have discovered that a common drug used to treat acne may be of benefit to thousands of patients around the world who’ve been newly…

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    Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis as Deadly to Your Liver as Alcoholism
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    Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis as Deadly to Your Liver as Alcoholism

    The scenario is much more common today than in years past. A patient who doesn't abuse alcohol or have chronic hepatitis is admitted to the hospital, many times the ICU,…

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