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On this special edition of The Balancing Act on Rare Disease Day, we are taking a look at the lives of patients who suffer from lesser-known conditions. In fact, approximately one in 10 Americans battle 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.

First up, understanding Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma: rare neuroendocrine tumors that can dramatically impact survival in people of all ages.

Next, we’re learning about Pompe disease, a rare neuromuscular disorder affecting the hips, thighs, and shoulders, as well as muscles in the lungs. Sarah Gonzalez, head of medical diagnostics at Sanofi Genzyme, discusses how genetic testing plays an important role in obtaining a diagnosis.

Then, The Balancing Act welcomes back Ilana Jacqueline to discuss her brave journey as she continues battling a rare disease. Not only is she living, she’s thriving–but the fight has not been easy.

The Rockefeller Foundation is working to give communities the food, income, and benefits they need to survive by providing access to various helpful resources.

Homesquare offers an extensive and curated range of functional, stylish, and modern furniture that allows customers to create their dream home office.

The Balancing Act is back, exploring ways to survive and thrive during the coronavirus pandemic – from mental health to creating your dream workspace.

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