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Dear #ChicagoMed ~ #MitoIsReal

Last Tuesday I set my DVR to record ChicagoMed, a show I had never watched before, but one which I had heard would be featuring a storyline about mitochondrial disease. I was curious how this diagnosis would be portrayed on … Continue reading

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Is Autism Medical? Pittsburgh Parent Magazine September 2015

I had the privilege to write this article about the scientific and medical underpinnings of AUTISM in the September 2015 issue of Pittsburgh Parent Magazine. PDF Version here: Is Autism Medical?

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Microbiome and Autism Awareness

Today is the first day of AUTISM AWARENESS month. With epidemic numbers of children being diagnosed with Autism, I am fairly confident that many are AWARE that Autism exists. What you may not be AWARE of is the cutting edge … Continue reading

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MITOXIC- Why Anesthesia may not be good for any of us, especially Mitochondrial disease Patients

After hearing a friend tell me the story this week of her daughter’s pre-op surgery experience at a major Children’s Hospital (ranking among the top 10 in the country), I knew that this post had been in my draft folder waaay … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial Week #1min4mito 2014 Wrap Up

As Mitochondrial Disease Awareness week 2014 wraps up, we are posting a compilation of the 7 Mitochondrial Minutes that we have shared via social media this past week. Please feel free to continue to share these anytime and anywhere, just … Continue reading

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It’s All about Energy!

In the past couple years I have learned A LOT about biochemical energy! That is… energy in the form of ATP which is the form our body uses and which is produced by our mitochondria.  Being a chemist and taking … Continue reading

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All About SOAP, the good the bad and the dirty!

So really, how much can there be to blog about SOAP. Yes, Soap! The stuff we use (hopefully) daily to clean our hands and our bodies? Well turns out there is waaay more to know about soap than I ever … Continue reading

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#1min4mito Week 7: Mitochondrial DNA defects vs. Nuclear DNA defects

(please forgive us, we are still trying to catch up!! 🙂 This is an important clarification! Many in the medical field hear the word mitochondrial disease and automatically assume that the disease came from the mother and that the genetic … Continue reading

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#1min4mito Week 5: Mito presents at Any Age

“Mitochondrial Disorders may present at ANY AGE” This information comes from The National Center for Biotechnology Information: Gene Reviews: Mitochondrial Disorders Overview. More resources: “Both pediatric and adult-onset mitochondrial disease can range from mild to severe and can involve more than … Continue reading

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#1min4mito Week 4: Pregnancy Loss and Mito

“A high incidence of mid- and late pregnancy loss is also a common feature that often remains unrecognized (in mitochondrial disease)” This information comes from The National Center for Biotechnology Information: Gene Reviews: Mitochondrial Disorders Overview. and more info can be … Continue reading

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