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.
Narcolepsy is a condition that affects approximately 1 in 2,000 people in the U.S. and is often underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed.
On Behind the Mystery, we're investigating Polycythemia Vera (PV), a rare blood cancer which causes overproduction of red blood cells.
Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) is a rare, autonomic nervous system disorder characterized by low blood pressure that occurs upon standing.
Plasminogen Deficiency (PLGD) is an ultra-rare genetic disease that can have devastating effects on multiple organ systems throughout the body.
This episode of The Balancing Act focuses on two very different diseases: Lupus and Plasminogen Deficiency (PLGD).
Primary periodic paralysis (PPP) is a rare condition that attacks your muscles and results in extreme muscle weakness or temporary paralysis.
The Orphan Drug Conference USA 2017 welcomed thousands of attendees as science, industry, big pharma, and patient advocacy groups met in Washington, D.C.
ALS is a rare, debilitating neurodegenerative disease that can affect anyone. We’ll meet a man who has been diagnosed and faces daily challenges.
Imagine: A rare disease that’s rarely diagnosed because it mimics so many other diseases.