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Christmas disease: an unwelcome gift by pathologystudent Posted Tue 24 Dec 2013 4:35pm In honor of tomorrow’s holiday, we have a special guest post from our medical student in the trenches, Richard Huang. Thanks, Richard! Many of you may already know Christmas Disease as Hemophilia B, but did you know that the condition was originally named eponymously after Stephen Christmas, the first patient to be diagnosed with th ... Read on »
Gifts for People with Parkinson’s Disease – Christmas 2012 Edition by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Oct 2012 11:00am For the past two years, I have compiled a list of ideas for giving gifts to people with Parkinson’s disease.   It’s been a fairly popular post and so this year, I’m compiling all my finds and/or ideas of what to give to someone with Parkinson’s disease – or any chronic illness, for that matter. You can either make or shop for this ... Read on »
11 year old girl with Lyme disease needs a Christmas miracle by carmelakb Posted Wed 07 Dec 2011 9:23am 11 year old girl with Lyme disease needs a Christmas miracle :     Chelsey, 11, had been asked to write a letter to Santa in French for a class. The only thing she wanted for Christmas, she wrote, was to get better. “She didn’t ask for any toys. She just wants to get better. It’s enough to break your heart,” Rector said. Chelsey ... Read on »
Gifts for People with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Monsters – Christmas 2013 Edition by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Dec 2013 5:25pm For the past three years, I have compiled a list of ideas for giving gifts to people with Parkinson's disease. It's been a fairly popular post and so this year, I'm compiling all my finds and/or ideas of what to give to someone with Parkinson's disease – or any chronic illness, for that matter. Those who just need a little extra assistance ... Read on »
Summary Basis for Regulatory Action - ALPROLIX by FDA Posted Wed 16 Apr 2014 9:25am  Summary Basis for Regulatory Action Date 28 March 2014 From Nancy Kirschbaum, PhD, Committee Chair Subject Summary Basis for Regulatory Action BLA # BL STN 125444/0 Applicant Biogen Idec, Inc. Date of Submission 28 December 2 ... Read on »
Christmas Gift Ideas for Loved Ones With Alzheimer's Disease by Krista H. Posted Thu 13 Aug 2009 7:51pm I found some gift ideas from others who have family members with Alzheimer's Disease. I hope this helps in any way. 1). My Dad had Alzheimer's and got to where he would want certain items under his feet or around him all the time. We got a bright red metal tool box (about$10 at Wal-Mart) and put some of his favorite things in ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Disease, Why Isn't My Husband into Christmas? by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Dec 2010 8:06am Alzheimer's Reading Room We received this question via email from a veteran support group moderator. This support group moderator is is also a reader of the Alzheimer's Reading Room. As the facilitator of two Support Groups, I received this question this morning from a caregiver: No interest in the tree, which holds ... Read on »
Gene Therapy Helps Patients with Hemophilia B by Medline Plus Posted Mon 12 Dec 2011 1:44pm An experimental gene therapy technique boosted the production of a vital blood clotting factor in six people with hemophilia B, according to new research supported by the National Institutes of ... Read on »
FDA Approves First Long-acting Recombinant Coagulation Factor IX Concentrate for Patients with Hemophilia B by Medline Plus Posted Mon 31 Mar 2014 9:46am Source: Food and Drug Administration Related MedlinePlus Page: Hemophilia Read on »
Great Gift Ideas for People with Parkinson’s Disease by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 23 Nov 2010 10:01am Christmas is aro und the corner and loved ones are beginning to frantically search shelves and the crevices of their minds as to what to get the loved one with Parkinson’s disease for Christmas.  Caregivers, family members, and friends can f ... Read on »