I have suffered from Raynaud’s for several years but as I have aged the symptoms have increased and have made life a little less enjoyable especially during our cold Midwest winters. [Read more…]
By raising your hand, you show your support for the 30 million Americans who are affected by rare diseases. Lundbeck Inc., a Rare Disease Day Partner, announced the launch of a campaign to raise funds for rare disease research in conjunction with Rare Disease Day.
Rare Disease Day is an annual event observed worldwide on the last day of February each year. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of rare diseases as a public health issue.
In the U.S., a rare disease is defined as affecting fewer than 200,000 people. There are nearly 7,000 rare diseases affecting nearly 30 million Americans. In other words, as many as one in ten Americans are suffering from a rare disease. [Read more…]
The Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation is holding its 5th annual Sjogren’s Walkabout and Autoimmune Disease Health Awareness Fair on Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at the Paradise Valley Mall in Phoenix, Arizona. [Read more…]