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Facts About Lyme Disease: The Misunderstood Condition

Lyme disease can present with a wide range of symptoms, resulting in frequent misdiagnosis. The most common presentation includes fever, fatigue, headache, and a bull-eye rash at the location of infection, but as many as half of infected individuals never report a rash and present with other symptoms. And, you may be surprised to hear […]

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What Balloons Can Teach Us About Crowdsourcing Medicine

When searching for a cure for an uncommon disease, doctors and medical detectives are confronted with a difficult knowledge problem. The correct answer is out there, but it’s likely known only to a handful of people, dispersed among a lot of people who haven’t a clue, or worse, have the incorrect diagnosis. How can we […]

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Are You At Risk For A Genetic Disorder?

Note: this will be the first in a three-part series about addressing the new world of knowledge about genetic disorders.  This first post will be about assessing the chances that we may be at risk for a genetic disease.  Future posts will address what we can do with this knowledge.   We live in a relatively new era […]

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