Alopecia Areata and Airport Security

I mean, I actually had not paid attention to people’s reactions to my alopecia areata before. Because it happened face-to-face at an airport security checkpoint with people all around me, it was a bit jarring. Here’s what the TSA agent did.

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Could U.S. Doctors Have Saved Baby Charlie Gard?

Baby Charlie Gard was diagnosed by the medical team at Great Ormond Street Hospital with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS), a set of rare diseases caused by mutations in genes essential for life. Questions arose as to whether U.S. doctors could have provided special care, reversing or stopping the progression of Charlie’s condition. The United States has the leading specialists on genetic disorders.

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Facebook Finds Alopecia Areata Ugly

As if I needed an internet service to repeat back to me what society dispenses daily. Facebook, the epitome of social media, where millions are members, where the platform shapes your business and your life, found my photo too ugly to advertise.

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An Open Letter to Sen. Ron Johnson on Healthcare

Today, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) voted to move forward on repeal (or repeal and replacement, who knows – the President doesn’t really care) of the Affordable Care Act. I intend to hold Sen. Johnson responsible for his dangerous vote to impact the healthcare of everyone I know. Read my open letter to him.

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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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