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Krabbe Disease
by Kimberly Allen, RN The medical term for Krabbe disease is globoid – cell leukodystrophy.  It is one of those ‘rare’ genetic disorders that you don’t hear about until someone you know is diagnosed.  Krabbe disease is an autosomal recessive disorder, which means you have to receive a mutated... Read more
Meningiomas

Meningiomas are a diverse group of tumors that form in the membranes that cover the central nervous system. The American Brain Tumor Association states that meningiomas are the most common primary brain tumor accounting for at least one third of all primary brain tumors…

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Dyssautonomia

Dysautonomia is a term used to describe a number of conditions related autonomic nervous system malfunctions like postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, orthostatic hypotension and neurocardiogenic syncope to name a few…

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Bell’s Palsy

Bell´s palsy is a type of facial paralysis that has also been called facial palsy. It can develop at any age, though it occurs more frequently in pregnant women in their third trimester or in the first week after giving birth…

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Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis, or NF, is an inherited condition that disrupts the cell growth in your nervous system. NF causes tumors to develop on nerve tissue, they can form anywhere in the nervous system including your brain and spinal cord as well as the nerves throughout your body…

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Alternative treatments for Parkinson’s

Despite the advances in medicine and the improvement in medications many people with chronic diseases like Parkinson’s disease are seeking alternative treatments to relieve their symptoms. People with Parkinson’s disease frequently complain about the side efects of the medications currently used to treat the symptoms of PD and look for other options…

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