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Are You Aware Now?

This month we have been highlighting some of the most worthwhile awareness campaigns for often overlooked diseases and syndromes affecting thousands of American citizens every day. Myasthenia Gravis (or MG) – while not well known or understood, its effects can be devastating. It is the commonest neuromuscular transmission disorder, with as many as 60,000 sufferers. … Continue reading Are You Aware Now?
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Cataracts Awareness Month

Finally blindness is a well known and easily understood disability, but what is much less common is an understanding of how easy it is to lose your sight. Cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eye are something that is commonly associated with old age but cataracts are not limited to advanced age. Even … Continue reading Cataracts Awareness Month
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Losing Your Sight

In honour of Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness week on 24-30 June – and coincidentally June also being both Cataract Awareness month and Fireworks Safety month – this seems like the perfect time to give you some information about sight loss. Losing your sight is very distressing and has a massive impact on any life. Imagine … Continue reading Losing Your Sight
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Scleroderma Awareness Month

In common with all the other awareness campaigns this month, scleroderma is another mostly unknown and yet debilitating illness that affects many people. Scleroderma is a chronic (persistent and long lasting) “systemic autoimmune disease” primarily of the skin, characterized by fibrosis or hardening of the skin, and affects 300,000 people in the US. As well … Continue reading Scleroderma Awareness Month
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Month

In common with all the other awareness campaigns this month, scleroderma is another mostly unknown and yet debilitating illness that affects many people. Scleroderma is a chronic (persistent and long lasting) “systemic autoimmune disease” primarily of the skin, characterized by fibrosis or hardening of the skin, and affects 300,000 people in the US. As well … Continue reading Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Month
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