7 Ways Stephen Hawking Beat the Odds with ALS

Stephen Hawking was never expected to live past his 25th birthday. Instead, he survived more than 50 years after that, reaching the age of 76. But how? Even with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Hawking was able to beat the odds and have a life that was definitely worth living.

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7 Things You Won’t Learn About POTS From WebMD

POTS causes my blood pressure to drop when I stand, resulting in passing out and scaring anyone unprepared to witness it. Patients with POTS are also commonly diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy and experience extreme fatigue, lightheadedness, fainting, shaking, headaches, heart palpitations, exercise intolerance, nausea, diminished concentration, coldness or pain in the extremities, chest pain and shortness of breath.

But back in 2008, Pots were just things my family cooked with and no doctors could figure out what was wrong with me. It took two and a half years and twenty-five doctors until one incredible cardiologist turned to me and said, “I know what you have.” I went straight to the internet. However, there have been so many things over the past ten years that websites like WebMD could never have prepared me for. Here are some of them.

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Low-Fat Dairy Increases Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Before now, there was no proven connection between Parkinson’s Disease and dairy products, low-fat or otherwise. But after analyzing data where participants consumed dairy products for up to 26 years, researcher Katherine C. Hughes, Sc.D., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, speaks about the link and what those concerned about their risk for the disease should do.

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