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Approximately one in 10 Americans suffer from a rare disease. In the U.S., a disease is considered rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 people. If you’re struggling, know you are not alone.

That’s why we’re learning about Pompe disease, a rare neuromuscular disorder affecting the hips, thighs, and shoulders, as well as muscles in the lungs. Currently, it impacts one in 40,000 births. As a result, one’s ability to move and breathe is impacted.

On The Balancing Act’s Rare Disease Day Special, we are joined by Dr. Barry Byrne, a clinician scientist whose research is focused on Pompe Disease, and a patient who lives with the disorder. We’re also joined by Sarah Gonzalez, head of medical diagnostics at Sanofi Genzyme, who discusses how genetic testing plays an important role in obtaining a diagnosis.

Merit America provides a path to skilled careers for adults without bachelor's degrees. Their programs are fast, flexible, and focused on what employers need most.

Nisolo offers high-quality, competitively priced, sustainable footwear and accessories produced in a way that protects the planet and provides safe working conditions and fair living wages for their workers.

Up next on The Balancing Act, we're celebrating Earth Day. Plus, discover skilled careers for adults, and get more information on Arginase-1 Deficiency.

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