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Feb 5, 2016, 3:33 AM
This week, the mitochondrial and rare disease community suffered a significant blow with the airing of a NBC Chicago Med episode that referred to mitochondrial disease, a scientifically recognized diagnosis effecting thousands of individuals leading to severe morbidity and mortality for affected patients, a waste basket disease.
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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 29, 2015, 2:48 PM
Due to an extremely frustrating conversation with an insurance company just prior to beginning to write a blog I decided that the mitochondrial patient population would likely be better served if I relayed details...
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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, 2:55 PM
With this last posting of the season, we leave you with the thoughts of the author, Elisabeth Tova Bailey, herself affected by mitochondrial disease,
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May 8, 2015, 2:57 PM
It is crucial for patients/parents/caregivers to do their due diligence and ask questions before using any cannabis product.