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Making Progress in Rare Diseases

<i>After 30 years, the Orphan Drug Act is helping small companies innovate in small patient populations.</i><p>While rare diseases are, by definition, rare, …

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'I have a disability but I'm not disabled': Bodybuilder with Cerebral Palsy is hailed an 'inspiration' as a video of him flexing goes viral

• <b>An amazing video shows Steve Alexy from Suffolk, Virginia flexing</b>• <b><br>The bodybuilder has 15,000 followers on Instagram and is loved by fans</b>• <b><br>He lives by</b> …

Does Dad Need to Show Up for Doctor's Appointments?

Who takes the children to doctor’s appointments? This is a conversation all parents have, whether or not they have a kid with special needs. It …

Parenting

Easing the Toll of Sickle Cell Disease in Childbirth — CheckOrphan

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA - Creating hospital teams devoted to treating pregnant women who have sickle cell disease reduced death rates for those women by …

Mom Reveals Why She Refuses to Tell Her 12-Year

A mother has explained her agonizing decision not to tell her 12-year-old daughter that she is dying. Wendy Ferguson, 44, a mother-of-two and nurse …

Frequent sauna use may reduce dementia risk in men

In the first study of its kind, researchers from Finland have identified a link between regular sauna use and reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease and …

Family Moves Across State Lines to Receive Better Access - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

Gabby was born with the rare condition vanishing gastroschisis and lives with short bowel syndrome.<p>Today we are sharing the story of one little girl …

Nominations Open for NORD’s 2017 Rare Impact Awards - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

<b>Washington, D.C., October 14, 2016</b>—The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the leading independent nonprofit organization representing …

Health

12-Year-Old Boy Asks Santa for Mom’s Heart Transplant: ‘I Believe in You’

It starts like a lot of other letters to Santa do: “Dear Santa, I believe in you.” But then it takes a pretty unexpected turn: “I don’t want toys for …

Social Work

Proud Dad Praises Sons, 6 and 10, for Offering to Shovel Snow for Stranger in Wheelchair

"His mom's in a wheelchair, and [he said] he would want someone to help her when she needed it," the Wisconsin dad said of his 10-year-old son.

Parenting

Study suggests stomach microbes may affect Parkinson's disease

The germs living inside a person's digestive system may affect symptoms of Parkinson's disease, researchers reported Thursday.<p>Tests done on mice showed their symptoms worsened when they were dosed with microbes taken from human Parkinson's patients but not when they got samples from healthy …

Health

What to do if someone is having a heart attack

Health & Wellness<p>One of America's most beloved TV dads, Alan Thicke, passed away this week after a sudden heart attack at age 69. While we don't know his medical history, his death is an important reminder we all could use some helpful tips on what to do if someone is experiencing heart …

Heart Attacks

Alan Thicke Died Of A Heart Attack At 69—The Symptoms You Should Know

Much-loved TV dad Alan Thicke, father of singer Robin Thicke, died Tuesday from a heart attack. Thicke, 69, who was best known for playing Dr. Jason …

Health

Stroke rates drop for older adults, rise in young

People born in the first decade of the "baby boom generation," between 1945 and 1954, had lower rates of stroke than those born 20 years before or …

Health

Conjoined twins survive marathon separation surgery

Conjoined twins survived a marathon surgery and became two little girls early Wednesday morning, CBS Sacramento reports.<p>Since birth, 2-year-old Erika …

Flash Mob Surprises Mom of 4 Battling Cancer With $13,000 for Medical Bills

"They were all told not to hug me because my immune system is compromised from having started treatment but I was hugging everyone," Amanda Kofoed …

Cancer

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Finance

Preventable Cancers Will Kill 5.5 Million Women Each Year By 2030, Review Predicts

A new survey has predicted that by the year 2030, as many as 5.5 million women worldwide will die each year from largely preventable cancers.

Andy Cohen Reveals Skin Cancer Diagnosis On 'Live With Kelly'

Kelly Ripa urged the "Watch What Happens Live" host to get a spot on his lip checked out.<p>Andy Cohen appeared alongside Kelly Ripa on “Live with Kelly” Friday morning and made a startling revelation about his health. The 48-year-old “Watch What Happens Live” host revealed that he was recently …

Huge study finds a billion people suffer from high blood pressure

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people with high blood pressure has almost doubled in 40 years to over 1.1 billion worldwide, scientists said on Wednesday, with the burden of the condition shifting from the rich to the poor.<p>In the largest study of its kind analysing blood pressure in every nation …

75-year-old man with cancer completes 100th marathon

Health & Wellness<p>In 2003, Don Wright, now 75, completed his first, and what he thought would be his <i>last</i> marathon. A few weeks after the race, he went to see his physician about what he thought was benign back pain. It turned out to be something much more serious.<p>His doctors diagnosed him with a …

7 Doctor-Approved Ways to Boost Your Immunity Right Now

Your immune system: It keeps you well — except when it utterly fails you at the moment you can least afford to get sick. This winter, spare yourself …

Immune System

An electric shock therapy stops self-harm among the autistic, but at what cost?

<b>Michael Shields, 51, sits quietly</b> eating lunch with his parents, James, 83, and Phyllis, 85, who have come for their monthly visit. Michael has been a resident at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center, a school for mentally disabled and autistic children and adults in a quiet Boston suburb, for 25 …

University of Florida

The IRS could instantly help 387,000 disabled Americans. What's it waiting for?

Thus far the IRS has been silent, even though Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tried to poke it awake last month with a stern letter. Time may be …

Politics

Shingles vaccination not at goal levels for U.S. seniors

(Reuters Health) – Just one in five people over age 60 in the U.S. have been vaccinated against a painful eruption of herpes zoster, also known as shingles, despite recommendations that all of them should get the shot.<p>Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, which remains dormant in the …

Baby's reaction to seeing snow for the first time will melt your heart

Parents<p>Nearly a year ago, when Johanna Morton was 12 weeks pregnant, doctors told her something was wrong with her baby’s heart and that she would almost certainly have a miscarriage.<p>Six weeks later, they said her baby would almost certainly be stillborn.<p>But last week, Johanna and Craig Morton’s …

Multiple Genetic Risk Factors May Contribute to Schizophrenia By Damaging Neurons

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