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Jan 18, 2016, 3:36 AM
Rare disease experts are far rarer than the patients they care for and number in the dozens. A previous blog addressed a variety of reasons why the community of physicians is diminishing quickly.
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Dec 18, 2015, 3:38 AM
As the year comes to an end in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, I decided to take a few moments to share some thoughts with the general rare disease community about facing a life more complex than others.
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Nov 20, 2015, 2:43 PM
"children with ASD and mitochondrial disease typically do better once mitochondrial disease precautions and management are put into place leading to improved quality of life and functionality."
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Oct 2, 2015, 2:51 PM
Whether the acute pain from surgical incisions or the burning, searing pain from diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the presence of pain disrupts functioning and leads to a poor quality of life and often depression and hopelessness.
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May 15, 2015, 9:48 PM
Dr. Kendall will touch on historical perspective, mechanisms of action, dosing, safety and outcome data as Georgia just signed into law the use of cannabis oil for a number of diseases, including mitochondrial disease. While 35 other states have passed similar legislation, Georgia is the first state to include mitochondrial disease in the list of disorders to be treated.
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Apr 23, 2015, 3:26 PM
Historical references to marijuana date back to the Chinese in 1500 BC. Ancient references indicate that the substance was also widely used by the
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Apr 10, 2015, 3:44 PM
After spending exorbitant sums of money sometimes measured in the thousands, many families discover that testing obtained through alternative mechanisms is not considered
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Mar 27, 2015, 3:49 PM
Insurance was initially implemented to improve access to payment for healthcare. However, since its implementation, many practices on behalf of insurers has led to anything but leaving the system fraught with problems and few solutions.