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May 17, 2022

Medicines are used to treat diseases, manage conditions, and relieve symptoms. Medicines are generally safe when used as prescribed or as directed on the label, but there are risks in taking any medicine.

Each year in the United States, adverse drug events – harm resulting from medication use – cause more than one...


May 10, 2022

This week we are talking once again with Anna, this time about Crohn's Disease and Gastroparesis.  Anna is a 35 year old female who has an independent spirit inside of a body that holds an alphabet of health conditions. Anna worked as a case manager for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities where...


May 3, 2022

This week we are talking about organoids.  Scientists have shown over the past decade or so that organoids—small, organ-like structures grown in culture from stem cells—can integrate into many organs, including the liverlungs, and guts of mice, and repair defects. In a study published today (February 18)...


Apr 26, 2022

This week we're talking about FCCM or, Familial cerebral cavernous malformation, with Megan.   [FCCM is] ..." a rare, capillary-venous malformations characterized by closely clustered irregular dilated capillaries that can be asymptomatic or that can cause variable neurological manifestations such as seizures,...


Apr 19, 2022

On today's show we are speaking with Christina Coates about Hypertrophic olivary degeneration (HOD) a rare neurological condition caused by degeneration in the brain stem, the structure that connects the brain to the spinal cord.  Signs and symptoms include palatal tremors, lack of movement coordination (ataxia), Holmes...