Airing weekdays at 7:30 A.M. on

Airing weekdays at 7:30 A.M. on

Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a progressive and debilitating neurological disorder. FA is the most common inherited ataxia and is caused by a mutation on both copies of the FXN gene which makes frataxin protein, which is needed for proper function of the brain, nervous system, and heart.

While the early symptoms are generic: clumsiness, unexplained stumbles and falls, and not running as fast as others, it’s when symptoms persist that an exam with a pediatric neurologist is recommended.

Friedreich Ataxia Repeat Expansion Analysis Test detects the GAA triplet repeats in the FXN gene that is characteristic of FA. With neurological problems that are expected to be progressive, early diagnosis, especially an early genetic diagnosis, you can begin to set out a health maintenance plan. We’ll sit down with neurologist Dr. Susan Perlman of UCLA Medical Center and her patient Frankie Perazzola, whose diagnosis changed the course of her life.

Health, Wealth, Beauty, and Business

Bringing the best tips from the experts in Atlanta in business, beauty, wealth management, child healthcare, car shopping, and more. Each year, Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative selects 15 local female entrepreneurs for a 15-month business training program. We meet women who have grown their companies, created jobs, and broke through the glass ceiling. With some […]

iMCD is the deadliest subtype of Castleman disease. Approximately one third of patients die within five years of diagnosis, and another third die within 10 years if not treated.

There are no effective treatment options for people with unresectable or metastatic chondrosarcoma despite many attempts by multiple pharmaceutical companies over the past few decades.