Gallery Features Artist Who Draws to Cope with the Incredible Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Gallery Features Artist Who Draws to Cope with the Incredible Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Karen McLaughlin's exhibition Critical Path, hangs in at the Martin Batchelor Gallery until November, 30th. Her exhibit includes a combination of soft graphite drawings and bolder pastel renderings. The work is delicate,…

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New Study of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Often Preceding a MS Diagnosis
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New Study of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Often Preceding a MS Diagnosis

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), or extreme, sudden facial pain associated with the 5th cranial nerve, occurs frequently in patients who have received a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis. In a survey with 8,590 respondents,…

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Driving for Awareness: The Challenges of Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Driving for Awareness: The Challenges of Trigeminal Neuralgia

These days Frank drives around to help others with trigeminal neuralgia. He seeks to raise awareness while comforting those who are living with the condition. Before Frank was diagnosed, he…

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A Patriotic Man Returns to Running a Marathon After Trigeminal Neuralgia Brain Surgery
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A Patriotic Man Returns to Running a Marathon After Trigeminal Neuralgia Brain Surgery

This year, there were about 5,000 runners in the Myrtle Beach Marathon. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) didn't stop Greenville, North Carolina’s Melvin Coleman from being among those who ran relay races,…

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The Importance of Storytelling: A Journalist’s View of Trigeminal Neuraliga
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The Importance of Storytelling: A Journalist’s View of Trigeminal Neuraliga

Storytelling holds immense power and, thus, is one of the best ways to raise awareness of rare diseases. Hanna Smith has a career as a journalist. Over the years, she has interviewed people…

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Editor’s Choice: Overcoming Obstacles and Fulfilling Dreams with Rare Disease

Happy Friday Patient Worthians! PW Contributor Tom Seaman talks about what it's like to overcome the mental toll of your rare disease diagnosis. Another PW Contributor suffering from TN, dysautonomia and…

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Editor’s Choice: NASH Hope, Sickle Cell Symptoms & Rare Disease Research Reinforcement

Happy Friday Patient Worthians! What do you know about sickle cell anemia? We have seven facts for you! Also, we have some hope-worthy nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) news to report. What does…

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Running Helped This Woman with Trigeminal Neuralgia Find Herself Again
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Running Helped This Woman with Trigeminal Neuralgia Find Herself Again

At first the running was exercise, a way to lose a few pounds. Running soon became the way Beth Markesino forgot her diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) – the way…

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Editor’s Choice: Nightmares Can Improve with Good People

Just over a week until Christmas and Hanukkah everyone! I am counting down the days until the celebrations begin with friends and family, which albeit can be stressful with chronic…

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