Obstructive Sleep Apnea and ROHHAD: Are They Connected?

by Danielle Bradshaw, In the Cloud Copy A common occurrence among children that have rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation or ROHHAD syndrome is that they’re also…

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This Big Sister Helped Save Her Little Brother Battling ROHHAD
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This Big Sister Helped Save Her Little Brother Battling ROHHAD

At 5 years old, Holton Jones was diagnosed with ROHHAD, or rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation. According to the Pensacola News Journal, his parents knew something…

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This Drug Would Target the Heart of Genetic Obesity
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This Drug Would Target the Heart of Genetic Obesity

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals is currently developing a melanocrotin-4 (MC4) receptor therapy called setmelanotide for the treatment of obesity and related disorders caused by genetic defects. This therapy could potentially be used to…

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Boy With ROHHAD Has Precious Wish Granted by Kind Farmer
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Boy With ROHHAD Has Precious Wish Granted by Kind Farmer

I recently wrote about an 11-year-old Canadian girl who has an extremely rare disease called rapid-onset obesity with hypoventilation, hypothalmic dysfunction and autonomic dysregulation, or ROHHAD. There are roughly 100…

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