Behind the Mystery
A specialized, recurring segment devoted to rare and genetic diseases, Behind the Mystery highlights the emotional, scientific, and medical aspects associated with rare and genetic diseases. We clarify the often-complex issues by offering easy-to-understand explanations from top experts in the field, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those diagnosed with rare diseases. Behind the Mystery works with organizations like Global Genes and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) to expand awareness, educate the public and provide the viewer with early diagnosis and treatment options.
We’ve all heard of osteoporosis – a common disease as we get older that results in bones that are not dense enough. But have you ever heard of severe malignant osteopetrosis? Unless you’re one of only 200 families in the entire country dealing with this devastating diagnosis… you probably haven’t. But severe malignant osteopetrosis is […]
There may be a ticking time bomb in your veins. It’s rare, potentially deadly, hereditary, and worst of all, it’s most dangerous to expecting and new mothers. It’s called Hereditary Antithrombin (AT) Deficiency. It is among the rarest, most dangerous, and most under-diagnosed of all inherited blood clotting disorders. And it’s highly unlikely that your […]
Your body is a walking miracle. At any given time, at the cellular level, your body is fighting a very real war – a war against infections, bacteria and unwanted microorganisms. But what if you are an unknown carrier of a genetic disorder that disables certain white blood cells, called phagocytes, from responding properly? These […]
“Heavy menstrual bleeding” may be a relative term to your OB-GYN but to you, it’s a devastating reality that literally keeps you from living a normal life. Fear of outward bleeding restricts you from regular activities like work, errands and exercise. Worse, you often bleed heavily for two to three WEEKS. Your doctor isn’t giving […]
PNH is a deadly life-threatening disease with devastating consequences. 35% of patients die within 5 years of diagnosis despite best supportive care. You might not have heard of PNH–it’s a rare blood disorder that affects a few patients per million. But its rarity doesn’t make it any less significant. Join one Dr. Eloy Roman, one […]
Modern day urinary catheters are changing the way we live, advancing the quality of life we lead. Join Managing Director for Wellspect HealthCare, Nikki McCormick, and Dr. Matthew Sand, as they head the discussion on state-of-the-art intermittent urinary catheterization.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) are inherited chronic diseases affecting the lungs and digestive systems of nearly 30,000 children, and young adults here in the U.S. Among other symptoms, CF clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. Join Registered Dietitian, Raquel Durban from Identify EPI, who will educate about CF […]
The fifth annual World Orphan Drug Congress will be held in Washington DC. An event dedicated to fostering partnerships and collaboration. An event bringing hope to millions of people who suffer from rare diseases. Innovators coming together to help find new treatments…to help discover cures – and to bring MORE awareness here and around the […]
Cooley’s anemia, or thalassemia, is a genetic blood disorder that can be fatal if not treated early. Originally thought to affect mostly people of Mediterranean heritage, people from many other backgrounds carry the trait. So how can we find out if we carry the trait? Amy Celento of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation joins us and […]