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Today on The Balancing Act, we examine health issues and solutions for a variety of conditions and ailments.

First, we go Behind the Mystery of a rare disease, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive, or FOP for short. One of the rarest and most disabling genetic conditions known to medicine, FOP occurs when bone forms in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues. We meet Nancy, a courageous patient who has lived with FOP for 60 years.  Today, FOP affects every joint in her body, except most of her fingers. At this time, there is no treatment for FOP, and the disorder will only worsen as the body continues to form new bone.

Next, we explore how to treat hair loss. From the causes, symptoms to preventative measures, scalp care and diet, many factors are involved in hair loss. Up to 40% of women experience some type of hair loss or alopecia—it’s not just an issue for men. Haircare expert Glenice Beale introduces Nioxin, a range of products designed to strengthen, nourish and repair thinning hair from the scalp, its foundation. Additionally, Brittany Cocilova shares her personal experience with hair thinning and the results she experienced while using Nioxin.

Finally, we look at Lyme Disease, an ailment that affects almost 400,000 Americans each year, a number that’s on the rise. Early detection and treatment can help resolve symptoms and prevent progression of Lyme disease. There is now a more timely solution for diagnosis. Sofia 2 Lyme FIA is the only CLIA-waived tier one Lyme test in the market.

Mixing it up in sweet and savory ways: We’re featuring the world-famous, award-winning Angostura® aromatic bitters, orange bitters, and the newly introduced cocoa bitters.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition where the immune system inappropriately attacks the brain and the spinal cord.

What women "auto" know about car insurance, plus living with and managing multiple sclerosis, and mixing it up with Angostura coca bitters.