The Balancing Act Ups Awareness on Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis, Hydration, Saving Money & Allergies
May 4, 2016
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Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Primo Water, West Texas A&M University and Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America take center stage on Lifetime®.
(DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – PR LOG – May 4, 2016) The Balancing Act® welcomes experts on hereditary ATTR amyloidosis, home hydration solutions, saving for college and allergies, Thursday, May 5 and May 12, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime®.
Don’t miss these special guests on The Balancing Act:
Raising Awareness on Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis – with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Hereditary ATTR amyloidosis (hATTR amyloidosis) is an inherited, progressive, life-threatening disease. It is due to a mutation in the transthyretin (TTR) gene, which causes misfolded TTR proteins to accumulate as amyloid fibrils in multiple organs, but primarily in the peripheral nerves and heart. hATTR amyloidosis can lead to significant morbidity, disability, and mortality. Its symptoms are diverse and similar to other conditions, which means that many patients are often misdiagnosed or go undiagnosed. However, because it is a genetic condition, family history plays a crucial role in accurate and timely diagnosis. On this Behind the Mystery: Rare & Genetic segment, third cousins, 44-year-old Dawn and 42-year-old Christina discuss how the disease has impacted their lives and the lives of their families. To learn about symptoms, treatment options and more, go to www.TTRscreen.com.
Sustainable Hydration Solutions – with Primo Water
Hydration is essential for good health, and not just in the summertime. Busy dad and Primo Water guru Matt Sheehan joins The Balancing Act to offer convenient solutions for keeping your family properly hydrated all year round. According to him, it’s all about long-term solutions because healthy hydration habits start at home. Primo makes it easy to enjoy high-quality, great-tasting water at home with affordable dispensers available in a variety of sizes and finishes. Your body, your family and the environment will thank you! Go to www.primowater.com to learn more.
Cutting Costs for College – with West Texas A&M University
It’s easy to understand how the average college student can get overwhelmed by the information overload at every step of today’s collegiate experience. How do you choose the right school? Find financial support? Compare tuition costs? Find your way around campus? Register for class? Secure a job in your field after graduation? No matter what information is available at the click of your mouse, sometimes a friendly, personalized tip can be the difference between academic success and frustration. West Texas A&M University has some of the most highly accredited programs and job placement rates in the country, some of the most competitive tuition rates, and their Educational Pros are the go-to experts for all of your higher education needs. Go to www.wtamu.edu for more information.
Managing Your Allergens – with Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
When you suffer from nasal allergies, spring is not a season to celebrate. From grass, to trees, to insects, the great outdoors are likely your greatest fear. In honor of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, The Balancing Act invited Michele Cassalia from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to join the show and teach viewers about triggers and how to manage different allergens. Nasal allergies affect an estimated 50 million adults and children, leading to more than 16 million visits to doctors’ offices each year and costing over $17 billion in health-related costs. To learn more, visit www.aafa.org.
About The Balancing Act®
Entering its 8th season, The Balancing Act continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at The Balancing Act is simple – to help today’s modern woman balance it all by bringing them positive solutions to enrich and empower them. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can tune in to America’s premier morning show The Balancing Act on weekday mornings Monday through Friday at 7:30 am (ET/PT) on Lifetime television. For additional information or to view a segment visit: www.thebalancingact.com.
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