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Did you know that one in 10 Americans is living with a rare disease? That means rare diseases affect up to 30 million people in the U.S. Many of those who suffer from a rare disease have a hard time getting a proper diagnosis—some people can go decades without being diagnosed correctly.

We are excited to celebrate #RareDiseaseDay this February 29th, 2020. For this, we’ll be sharing our favorite patient stories to help raise awareness and give a voice to those who need one. Join us on this day! Let’s recognize patients like little Mylah, who suffers from Kawasaki disease. 

A specialized, recurring segment on The Balancing Act, Behind the Mystery is devoted to rare and genetic diseases. It highlights the emotional, scientific, and medical aspects associated with rare and genetic diseases. Its goal is to expand awareness for rare and genetic diseases through partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, while giving voices to the patients, families, and advocates affected via our national television platform airing on Lifetime.

Knowing the risk of being an OTC carrier and how to prepare for it with the UCD Genetic Testing Program, sponsored by Horizon Therapeutics and performed by Invitae.

Acromegaly is a slow-progressing disorder that occurs when the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone.

Up next, stay tuned for a brand-new Behind the Mystery special — only on The Balancing Act.

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