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Local News: Summer Fogle: Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (12/31/19) | Nevada Daily Mail

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in a two-part series. “What is Christmas really about these days?” Summer Fogle asked in a recent interview. “Do we all celebrate as a family surrounded by all the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas with everything picture perfect like in the books that tell you how to […]

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South Mississippi girl walks the ‘blue carpet’ at Star Wars premiere

The stars aligned last week for Addisyn Richards, who was invited to Hollywood to attend the world premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Source: South Mississippi girl walks the ‘blue carpet’ at Star Wars premiere

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Renowned Toronto pain doctor Allan Gordon charged with sexually assaulting five patients – The Globe and Mail

Allan Gordon, 75, was arrested on Friday. Police expressed concern there may be more victims Source: Renowned Toronto pain doctor Allan Gordon charged with sexually assaulting five patients – The Globe and Mail

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Vascular EDS Can Present with Atypical Headaches, Report Suggests

Atypical headaches caused by damage to the carotid artery can be the only initial symptom of vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), a case report suggests. Source: Vascular EDS Can Present with Atypical Headaches, Report Suggests

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Miss America Winner Camille Schrier: 5 Things to Know About Her

Miss Virginia Camille Schrier was crowned Miss America 2020 on Thursday, December 19 — here are five things to know about the winner …   3. She has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Schrier was diagnosed with the rare condition, which affects connective tissues supporting the skin, bones and blood vessels, at age 11. She told VCU School […]

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Made in St. Louis: Painter uses art to find healing | Home & Garden | stltoday.com

Two years ago, Jasmine Raskas couldn’t even hold a brush. Raskas has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that weakens connective tissue. Since her diagnosis, Raskas, now 25, has painted hundreds of colorful, vibrant pieces under the moniker, Unus Mundus Art, meaning “one world” in Latin. Since the brain surgery she had two years ago, […]

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Outrage Over “Lazy” Products and its Impact on Disability [CC] – Annie Elainey

Annie Elainey Today’s video is a little bit of a long overdue examination on how social hatred for “laziness” very easily weaves itself into ableism. Laziness is characterized by unwillingness; limitations are not equivalent to laziness, however, people rarely take the time to consider the difference. In my experiences as a chronically ill person, I’ve […]