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What if you had high cholesterol but diet, exercise and commonly used medications couldn’t lower your cholesterol to a recommended level? This frightening condition is real. It’s called HoFH or Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia, and people inherit it from both of their parents. Watch this “Behind the Mystery: Rare and Genetic Diseases” segment as we talk with Dr. Pamela Morris, Cardiologist, Amanda, a 20 year old patient, and Katherine Wilemon from the FH Foundation about the signs, symptoms and what everyone should know about this condition – including that there are treatment options that have been approved in the last year for adults with this disorder.

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On this episode, Beth Troutman tells her story; Christina Nicholson embarks on an adventure to Orlando with her family; and former football player Marc Bouniconti shares his journey.

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Three decades later, Marc Buoniconti, a quadriplegic, visits The Balancing Act to talk about his life, his mission, and his goal to one day walk again.

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The Balancing Act's host Christina Nicholson and her family are embarking on a fun-filled vacation to Orlando, Fla., also known as the "theme park capital of the world."