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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.

Your favorite morning show is getting charged up with five fresh new faces! The first-ever Celebrity Edition of The Balancing Act is here.

Naomi Whittel is widely recognized as the one to watch in the “wellness from within” space, hailed as a trailblazer and an advocate of purity and potency in nutraceuticals.

Serving real Memphis-style barbecue since 1992, Sticky Fingers Ribhouse has five signature sauces so you can get sauced at home.

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